Year 1787. HMS Bounty sets out on a journey that will take it through perilous seas to a tropical paradise... and into history as the one of the most ill-fated vessels ever to sail for King and country. The gripping story centers on two men. Marlon Brando plays first officer Fletcher Christian as a dandy transformed into a man of action. Trevor Howard is Capt. William Bligh, uncompromising in his command or his cruelty. "Fear is [my] best weapon", Bligh proclaims. But it's also the most costly, driving men to desperation and mutiny.
Entertaining account of famous historical event
- Mutiny on the Bounty review by LH
Production problems and poor critical response caused this picture to make a loss at release. Since the film was made there have been arguments about its historical accuracy, and especially about the extreme depictions of captain William Bligh as monstrous sadist and Fletcher Christian as man of honour. But allowing for that there's plenty to entertain here, with amusing performances from Brando and Howard. DVD extras include a description of how the replica ship was built for the film.