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Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty
Mutiny on the Bounty
Mutiny on the Bounty
  • UR
  • 2h 12m
  • 1962
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Academy Award winner Marlon Brando stars as the first mate who leads his ship's exploited and abused crew in the Mutiny on the Bounty. The South Pacific, 1789. On the far side of the Earth from their home in England, the crew of the H.M.S. Bounty suffers under the sadistic leadership of its captain, William Bligh (Trevor Howard). Months from its return to port, the ship's first mate, Fletcher Christian (Brando), realizes that many of the crew members will not survive the voyage unless he takes control of the ship. But his decision to mutiny means that none of the crew can ever return home in this enduring, true adventure.
© 1962 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Brando's brilliant if lengthy version of classic story.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is the 1962 version of Mutiny on the Bounty, where Marlon Brando portrays Fletcher Christian, the reluctant and ambivalent leader of the mutineers. There are some violent scenes -- sailors are flogged, chained, and keel-hauled. There is also some tame sexual innuendo as the sailors learn of the Tahitian island women's attitudes towards lovemaking. At nearly three hours, the length might stretch the patience and attention spans of younger viewers, but then again, this is a glorious version of this immortal story with actors at the peak of their craft, and the excitement and drama in each scene only lets up during the intermission.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 8, 1962
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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