Mutiny on the Bounty

Directed By: Lewis Milestone Starring: Marlon Brando

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The conflict between tyrannical captain bligh and the conscientious fletcher christian eventually forces christian to mutiny in this high seas adventure.


Studio Warner
SKU 202971899
UPC 012569791978
UPC 14 00012569791978
Format DVD
Release Date 11/7/2006
Essential Cinema
High Seas
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note Lewis Milestone replaced Carol Reed as director on this third version of Nordhoff and Hall's classic true account of naval rebellion. The film stars Marlon Brando as the spirited Fletcher Christian and Trevor Howard as the tyrannical Captain Bligh. Their ship, the Bounty, leaves Portsmouth in 1787, on a mission to gather breadfruit in Tahiti. As the journey progresses, however, the Captain reveals a penchant for ruthlessness that turns his entire crew against him. After they leave the paradisical Tahiti, it's only a matter of time before the situation explodes.
Plot Summary
Summary MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, based on Nordhoff and Hall's factual narrative of the infamous mutiny in 1789, stars Marlon Brando as First Mate Fletcher Christian. Sailing from Portsmouth in 1787, under the tyrannical rule of Captain William Bligh (Trevor Howard), the H.M.S. Bounty begins an ill-timed voyage around Cape Horn in search of the South Pacific plant, the breadfruit. As the months wear on, Bligh's backbreaking discipline, including flogging and keelhauling as punishment for minor offenses, starts to create a powerful sense of ill-will among the crew. Eventually even Christian's aristocratic foppery begins to fade as he sympathizes with the crew's suffering. Despite the brutal winter storms that threaten to tear the ship apart, the Bounty and its battered crew manage to reach Tahiti, where they enjoy the warm sun and friendly native women while waiting for the plants to be harvested. When Bligh orders the ship home, and cuts off the crew's water ration to save the plants, Christian rebels and leads the men in a mutiny, with tragic results.
Entertainment Weekly "[T]his lush technicolor epic is no washout." -- Grade: B 11/17/2006 p.106
Lewis Milestone
Marlon Brando
Cast & Crew
Tim Seely - Star
Duncan Lamont - Star
Richard Haydn - Star
Noel Purcell - Star
Hugh Griffith - Star
Gordon Jackson - Star
Percy Herbert - Star
Richard Harris - Star
Marlon Brando - Star
Trevor Howard - Star
Robert Surtees - Cinematographer
John Gay - Story Uncredited
Bronislaw Kaper - Composer
John Jr. McSweeney - Editor
Moss Mabry - Costume Designer
Joseph MacMillan Johnson - Production Designer
Eric Ambler - Story Uncredited
George Davis - Art Director
Aaron Rosenberg - Producer
Robert Armbruster - Music Director
Charles Lederer - Writer
Borden Chase - Story Uncredited
Charles Nordhoff - Story
William L. Driscoll - Story Uncredited
James Norman Hall - Story
Ben Hecht - Story Uncredited
Lewis Milestone - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1962
Catalog ID 79197
UPC 00012569791978
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 185 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, French, Spanish
Product Attributes
Actor Brando,Marlon
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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