Mutiny on the Bounty
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Mutiny on the Bounty

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Director: Lewis Milestone

Cast: Lewis Milestone, Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris

     
 

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This colorful remake of the 1935 version again concerns the crew and treatment of the HMS Bounty by a cold hearted sadistic captain. Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) boards the ship in Portsmouth, England, to embark on a mission to bring tropical breadfruit trees to Jamaica. Fletcher Christian (Marlon Brando) is the aristocratic second mate who welcomes the new captain… See more details below

Overview

This colorful remake of the 1935 version again concerns the crew and treatment of the HMS Bounty by a cold hearted sadistic captain. Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) boards the ship in Portsmouth, England, to embark on a mission to bring tropical breadfruit trees to Jamaica. Fletcher Christian (Marlon Brando) is the aristocratic second mate who welcomes the new captain aboard. Christian's view of the captain sours with the cruel treatment of the crew and the dangerous decision to round Cape Horn. The Bounty sails into the teeth of a ferocious winter storm which is another in a long line of indignities suffered on the journey. John Mills (Richard Harris) is punished for stealing cheese. A sailor is ordered to stay aloft in the crow's nest, nearly resulting in death. The crew finds temporary paradise in Tahiti before Bligh's behavior becomes intolerable for the once faithful Christian. The crew revolts and sends the captain on his way in a small rowboat. Settling on Pitcairn Island, the crew soon realizes they may never see England again. Mills burns the ship to insure the trip is never made. Christian attempts to save the only means of transportation of their new island home. Lewis Milestone directed the film which was plagued by constant cost overruns to the tune of 18 million dollars. Brando's legendary ego clashed with results as turbulent as the fictitious trip around stormy Cape Horn. The movie retained slightly over half the cost of the production price tag in its initial release.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The winner of 1935's Best Picture Oscar, this sumptuously produced adaptation of the Charles Nordhoff-James Norman Hall bestseller has weathered the intervening decades extremely well. It's just as powerful and exciting today and remains the best of several big-screen versions. Based on real-life events, Mutiny dramatizes a momentous voyage of HMS Bounty, an 18th-century cargo ship sent to Tahiti to gather supplies of breadfruit that will be sold to West Indian colonies. The ship's new first mate, Fletcher Christian (Clark Gable), discovers early on that Captain Bligh (Charles Laughton), the Bounty's commanding officer, is a ruthless tyrant. A series of outrages gradually turns Christian against Bligh, and the mate leads his rebellious crew in a mutiny that culminates in the captain's expulsion from the ship. But that's only part of this unusually complex story line, beautifully developed by top screenwriters Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, and Carey Wilson. Legendary MGM executive Irving Thalberg personally supervised the production, insisting on period accuracy down to the most minute details: Although the film's Tahitian maidens were garbed somewhat more modestly than their real-life counterparts, the sets and costumes were flawlessly re-created and shipboard routine was realistically pictured. In actual fact, Bligh was not quite the heartless villain he's made out to be here, nor was Christian the altruistic humanist of Gable portrayal. But that doesn't matter, really. As a rousing historical drama, Mutiny on the Bounty is expertly constructed. It's one of several superb motion pictures directed by that underappreciated journeyman, Frank Lloyd, whose masterly touches made the film an instant classic -- and one that has withstood the test of time.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2006
UPC:
0012569791978
Original Release:
1962
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
3:05:00
Sales rank:
12,056

Special Features

Alternate prologue and epilogue sequences not seen theatrically; New featurette After the Cameras Stopped Rolling: The Journey of the Bounty; 4 vintage featurettes: Story of the HMS Bounty, Voyage of the Bounty to St. Petersberg, Tour of the Bounty, 1964 New York World's Fair Promo; New digital transfer from restored 65mm elements; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Marlon Brando movies trailer gallery; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English. Français & Español (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Fletcher Christian
Trevor Howard Capt. William Bligh
Richard Harris John Mills
Hugh Griffith Alexander Smith
Richard Haydn William Brown
Percy Herbert Matthew Quintal
Tarita Maimiti
Chips Rafferty Michael Byrne
Eddie Byrne John Fryer
Tim Seely Edward Young
Noel Purcell William McCoy
Gordon Jackson Edward Birkett
Duncan Lamont John Williams
Ashley Cowan Samuel Mack
Keith McConnell James Morrison
Frank Silvera Minarii
Ben Wright Graves
Henry Daniell Court Martial Judge
Torin Thatcher Staines
Yvon Arai Tahitian Native

Technical Credits
Lewis Milestone Director
Robert Armbruster Musical Direction/Supervision
Lee Le Blanc Special Effects
Ridgeway Callow Asst. Director
George W. Davis Production Designer
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Henry W. Grace Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Robert R. Hoag Special Effects
Hugh Hunt Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
J. McMillan Johnson Art Director,Production Designer
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Charles Lederer Screenwriter
Moss Mabry Costumes/Costume Designer
John McSweeney Editor
Franklin E. Milton Sound/Sound Designer
Hamil Petroff Choreography
Aaron Rosenberg Producer
Robert Surtees Cinematographer
William J. Tuttle Makeup

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mutiny on the Bounty - The Movie
1. Overture [4:38]
2. Credits [2:12]
3. Brown and Bligh [4:09]
4. Officer and a Gentleman [5:07]
5. Setting Sail [2:58]
6. Accusations of Theft [5:09]
7. Witness Punishment [2:57]
8. Cruelty With Purpose [3:36]
9. Course Change [4:55]
10. The Horn for You [2:27]
11. Heavy Weather [3:49]
12. Casualty of War [5:57]
13. Completely Awash [5:22]
14. Full Rations [1:17]
15. Approaching Tahiti [2:53]
16. Tokens of Friendship [5:12]
17. Breadfruit and Fish [5:01]
18. Eyes for Each Other [6:01]
19. Difficult Dance [3:55]
20. Lust Elsewhere [4:17]
21. Christian's Orders [4:18]
22. Not in Any Port [5:03]
23. Thwarted Loves [3:33]
24. Escape Attempt [4:44]
25. What He's Thinking [4:05]
26. Intermission [3:54]
Disc #2 -- Mutiny on the Bounty - Special Features
27. Entr'acte [3:47]
28. Short of Water [3:32]
29. Death on Deck [4:25]
30. The Keelhauling [5:21]
31. Tainted Water [4:51]
32. Driven to Mutiny [4:19]
33. Divided Loyalties [4:47]
34. Setting Bligh Adrift [3:00]
35. Locked Out [2:15]
36. Bligh's Vow [1:59]
37. Return to Tahiti [2:08]
38. Maimiti's Rebuke [2:46]
39. Court Rulinh [4:29]
40. Pitcairn Island [2:12]
41. Garden Spot [4:53]
42. Christian's Proposal [2:37]
43. The Bounty Ablaze [5:38]
44. Mortally Wounded [3:22]
45. Bligh's Mark [3:41]
46. Dying Declaration [3:06]

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