Friday, March 30, 2012

Mutiny on the Bounty

#86 on the 1998 AFI Top 100 American Movies List.
Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1935 film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, and directed by Frank Lloyd based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the Bounty.

The film was one of the biggest hits of its time. Although its historical accuracy has been questioned (inevitable as it is based on a novel about the facts, not the facts themselves), film critics consider this adaptation to be the best cinematic work inspired by the mutiny.

* Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh
* Clark Gable as Fletcher Christian
* Franchot Tone as Byam
* Herbert Mundin as Smith
* Eddie Quillan as Ellison
* Dudley Digges as Bacchus
* Donald Crisp as Burkitt
* Henry Stephenson as Sir Joseph Banks
* Francis Lister as Captain Nelson
* Spring Byington as Mrs. Byam
* Movita as Tehani
* Mamo Clark as Maimiti (as Mamo)
* Byron Russell as Quintal
* Percy Waram as Coleman
* David Torrence as Lord Hood
* John Harrington as Mr. Purcell
* Douglas Walton as Stewart
* Ian Wolfe as Maggs
* DeWitt Jennings as Fryer
* Ivan F. Simpson as Morgan (as Ivan Simpson)
* Vernon Downing as Hayward
* Bill Bambridge as Hitihiti (as William Bambridge)
* Marion Clayton Anderson as Mary Ellison (as Marion Clayton)
* Stanley Fields as Muspratt
* Wallis Clark as Morrison
* Crauford Kent as Lieutenant Edwards (as Craufurd Kent)
* Pat Flaherty as Churchill
* Alec Craig as McCoy
* Charles Irwin as Thompson
* Dick Winslow as Tinkler
* James Cagney as Extra (Uncredited)
* David Niven as Extra (Uncredited)
* Edward "Ted" Reed as Extra (Uncredited)

1 comment:

Al Penwasser said...

Still, it was MUCH better than the Marlon Brando version (which was the first one I saw) or the one with Mel Gibson (despite the nudity). Criticisms about historical accuracy aside, it was still truer to the book than either of the other two.
But, Mel Gibson's had nudity......