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Mutiny On The Bounty

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Product Overview

The legendary tale of the mutiny on the hms bounty, led by Mr.christian against the sadistic tyrant, captain bligh.


Studio Warner
SKU 206678906
UPC 883929002528
UPC 14 00883929002528
Format DVD
Release Date 1/8/2008
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Laughton,Charles
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Cast & Crew
Albert Lewin - Producer
Arthur Edeson - Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons - Art Director
Charles Laughton - Actor
Charles Nordhoff - Based On Novel By
Clark Gable - Actor
Donald Crisp - Actor
Franchot Tone - Actor
Frank Lloyd - Director
Herbert Stothart - Original Music By
Irving Thalberg - Producer
James Norman Hall - Based On Novel By
Margaret Booth - Editor
Nat W. Finston - Original Music By
Talbot Jennings, et. al. - Screenplay
Winner (1936) Oscar, Mutiny on the Bounty, Best Picture
Nominee (1936) Oscar, Clark Gable, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Oscar, Charles Laughton, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Oscar, Franchot Tone, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Oscar, Frank Lloyd, Best Director,Oscar, Margaret Booth, Best Film Editing,Oscar, Nat W. Finston, Best Music, Score,Oscar, Talbot Jennings, et. al., Best Writing, Screenplay
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review The novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, on which this film is based, paints Bligh as a total monster and Christian as a holy hero...Wallace Beery was approached to play Bligh, but he turned down the role after discovering that his co-star would be Clark Gable. Berry and Gable did not care for one another after making a few MGM films together. Charles Laughton was approached and he accepted. MGM contract player Franchot Tone signed on to play the green Roger Byam. A stellar supporting cast, including Donald Crisp, Spring Byington, Eddie Quillan, and Ian Wolfe, was quickly put together. Production began in late 1934 under the supervision of director Frank Lloyd. The result: a masterpiece of epic proportions...Mutiny on the Bounty is wholly satisfying. There is excitement, with the storm sequences and the actual mutiny. There is humor, during many of the scenes involving the crew cavorting with the native Tahitians. There is great drama, creating doubt and suspense in seemingly simple situations. It is a long film at 132 minutes, but the story does not feel slow or dull at any point. It is exactly the right length, delivered at the right pace.
Reviewer Bill Treadway
ReviewRating 9
Review "Mutiny on the Bounty" is an outstanding film. The cast is excellent, as is the cinematography and the script. The film never flags for a moment. All the scenes work, whether they are dramatic, romantic or comic...It is difficult to say what is more impressive: the cinematography of the big ships, cleverly giving the illusion of their sailing the high seas, or the script, which gives the actors dramatic but natural lines...I liked how events went after the mutiny. Laughton, who was selfish and cruel on the Bounty, is equally just and kindly on the lifeboat..."Mutiny on the Bounty" won the Oscar for Best Picture. It was also nominated for Best Director (Frank Lloyd), Best Screenplay (Jules Furthman, Talbot Jennings, Carey Wilson), Best Film Editing and Best Score. Laughton, Grant, and Franchot Tone (who plays a good-guy officer tried for mutiny) were all nominated for Best Actor, but must have split the votes between them. Victor McLaglen ("The Informer") was the winner that year..."Mutiny on the Bounty" was remade in 1962, with Marlon Brando entertainingly miscast as Fletcher Christian. Mel Gibson also played the role in "The Bounty" (1984), a tedious but more realistic version with excellent cinematography.
Reviewer Brian Koller
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Slip Sleeve
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Channel 4 Film Epic stuff, beautifully cast, handsomely mounted and directed with passionate conviction.
Find-A-Video The first, and best, of the three Bounty pictures...Laughton gives a tour de force performance...
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Storytelling at its best...
The Motion Picture Guide ...excitement, drama, thrills...Gable, Laughton and Tone are simply outstanding.
Tom Dirks, The Greatest Films of the best nautical adventures of all time and one of MGM's greatest classics...
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