A bounty for viewers. Few adventures can approach MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY for its action-filled dramatization of good vs. evil. 1935's top grosser, the film confirmed Gable as Hollywood's biggest male star and gave Laughton the most famous role of his career. The film's basis in fact only adds
sweep to this bracing saga of a 1788 ship mutiny.
The film opens as the Bounty gracefully sets sail from Portsmouth, England to Tahiti to gather breadfruit trees. Shipboard life, though, soon hits rough seas as conflicts arise between the vicious, bullying Capt. Bligh (Laughton) and his courageous first mate, Fletcher Christian (Gable), with
idealistic midshipman Roger Byam ...