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Mutiny on the Bounty

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Mutiny on the Bounty (Movie - 1935)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
132 minutes
performer:
Clark Gable, Charles Laughton
director:
Lewis Milestone
distributor:
MGM
author:
Jules Furthman, Talbot Jennings, Carey Wilson
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A

The cover crows ”remastered,” but parts of Mutiny on the Bounty‘s original negative are so weather-beaten there’s just no scraping off all the barnacles. Night scenes tend to turn especially rough and grainy. Still, most of the battles between Gable’s he-man Mr. Christian and Laughton’s pudgy-lipped Captain Bligh look sharpened. After the movie, one short shows Hollywood stars frisking about in Bounty‘s Catalina locations, and another tells the harsh fate of the real-life Bounty‘s mutineers. Now that‘s making an already first-class vessel a true luxury liner. A

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