Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | November 23, 2011
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Lush visuals fill the screen whether on land or at sea. Some excellent performances from the leads make this an epic worth the 3 hours.
genre Drama | History
synopsis Marlon Brando gives a nuanced performance as the aristocratic Lt. Fletcher Christian, an officer aboard the HMS Bounty who leads a mutiny against the ship's tyrannical Capt. Bligh (Trevor Howard). Featuring lush cinematography of the story's spectacular Tahitian setting and a stirring musical score, director Lewis Milestone's 1962 interpretation of the classic novel was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
lead actors Trevor Howard | Marlon Brando | Richard Harris | Hugh Griffith | Percy Herbert | Gordon Jackson | Chips Rafferty | Noel Purcell | Eddie Byrne | Tim Seely
director Lewis Milestone