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Mutiny on the Bounty Poster
Released Runtime Category
1935 132 Action/Adventure
Director Language
Frank Lloyd English
Actors
Spring Byington, Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, Donald Crisp, Franchot Tone

Mutiny on the Bounty

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What's it About
In 18th century Great Britain, sadistic Captain Bligh (Laughton) commands the HMS Bounty on a long voyage to Tahiti to collect food supplies. When his consistent cruelty towards his crew goes beyond reasonable limits, second-in-command Fletcher Christian (Gable) faces the fateful decision of whether or not to seize control of the ship.
Why we love it
MGM's adaptation of the famous book by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall is given top shelf treatment here, with the sneering Laughton the definitive Bligh, and the studio's biggest star, Gable, playing Christian with gusto (and, notably, without either a British accent or his trademark mustache). But never mind - this is grand, sweeping entertainment, suitable for the whole family.

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BEST MOVIES BY FARR is your personal guide to great movies to rent, stream, or buy; to watch at home or on-the-go. Led by film advocate John Farr, the Best Movies by Farr team works as a "quality filter" for the discerning moviegoer. Every day, we bring you the best of the best, the fantastic familiar films and hidden gems, to answer that age-old question: "What should we watch tonight?"