Mutiny on the Bounty (1935 film)

Mutiny on the Bounty is an American 1935 drama starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, directed by Frank Lloyd based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the Bounty.

HMSBounty leaves England in 1787 on a twoyear voyage over the Pacific Ocean. The ships captain, William Bligh Charles Laughton, is a brutal tyrant who routinely administers harsh punishment to officers and crew alike who lack discipline, cause any infraction on board the ship, or in any manner defy his authority. Fletcher Christian Clark Gable, the ships lieutenant, is a formidable yet compassionate man who disapproves of Blighs treatment of the crew. Roger Byam Franchot Tone is an idealistic midshipman who is divided between his loyalty to Bligh, owing to his familys naval tradition, and his friendship with Christian.During the voyage, the enmity between Christian and Bligh grows after Christian openly challenges Blighs unjust practices aboard the ship. When the ship arrives at the island of Tahiti, where the crew acquires breadfruit plants to take home, Bligh punishes Christian by refusing to let him leave the ship during their stay. Byam, meanwhile, sets up residency on the island, living with the island chief, Hitihiti William Bambridge, and his daughter, Tehani Movita Castaneda, and compiling an English dictionary of the Tahitian language. Hitihiti persuades Bligh to allow Christian a day pass on the island. Bligh agrees but quickly repeals the pass out of spite. Christian disregards the order and spends his one day off the ship romancing a Tahitian girl, Maimiti Mamo Clark. Christian promises her he will be back someday. ........

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