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Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Directed by Frank Lloyd. Cast: Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Herbert Hundin, Eddie Quillan, Dudley Digges, Donald Crisp. The time is in the late 1700's and Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on the high seas against the tyrannical disciplinarian Capt. Bligh when the underfed overflogged sailors can no longer take the brutality. DVD Special features: "Pitcairn Island today"--1935 MGM short; 'Mutiny on the Bounty' wins 1935 Academy Award (1936 newsreel); theatrical trailers. 133 min. Credit and other information from Internet Movie Database Awards Academy Award - Best PictureNew York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Actor (Charles Laughton)Reviews and articles:Dening, Greg. "'Captain Bligh' as Mythic Cliche: The Films." In: Screening the past: film and the representation of history / edited by Tony Barta. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; MAIN: PN1995.2 .S38 1998)Hark, Ina Rae. "Movies and the Resistance to Tyranny." In: American cinema of the 1930s : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85735 2007)Solomon, Jon. "Celluloid Bountys." Archaeology. May 1999. Vol. 52, Iss. 3; pg. 41, 1 pgsSturma, Michael. "Women, the Bounty, the movies." Journal of Popular Film & Television. Summer 1995. Vol. 23, Iss. 2; p. 88 (6 pages) Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only