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Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Frank Lloyd and produced by Frank Lloyd, Irving Thalberg and Albert Lewin.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall published in 1932.

Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorClark GableNominated
Best ActorCharles LaughtonNominated
Best ActorFranchot ToneNominated
Best DirectorFrank LloydNominated
Best Film EditingMargaret BoothNominated
Best Music - ScoringMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Music Department, Nat W. Finston, head of department (Score by Herbert SNominated
Best WritingTalbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, Carey WilsonNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: George W. Davis, J. McMillan Johnson; Set Decoration: Henry Grace, Hugh HuntNominated
Best CinematographyRobert L. SurteesNominated
Best Film EditingJohn McSweeney, Jr.Nominated
Best Music - ScoringBronislau KaperNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Bronislau Kaper; Lyrics by Paul Francis WebsterNominated
Best PictureAaron Rosenberg, ProducerNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerWon
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Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

By Beatrice on Nov 1, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Mutiny on the Bounty Directed by Lewis Milestone Written by Charles Lederer from the novel by Charles Norhoff and James Norman Hall 1962/USA Arcola Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental Give me the Clark Gable-Charles Laughton version any day. The story should be familiar to most of my readers. ?... Read full article


Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

By Beatrice on May 2, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Mutiny on the Bounty Directed by Frank Lloyd 1935/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Repeat viewing #89 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die In 1787, the HMS Bounty departs Portsmouth for Tahiti, carrying a crew largely composed of impressed sailors. ?The ship is helmed by Captain William Bligh (... Read full article


Mutiny on the Bounty (1)

By Alyson on May 29, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Back when I reviewed the 1962 remake of Mutiny on the Bounty, I was left with many questions about the original, mostly was the remake necessary. ?It was not. ?Not at all. The HMS Bounty is about to leave for a two year mission to Tahiti to bring back a supply of bread fruit. ?Ran by the notorious C... Read full article


Mutiny on the Bounty (2)

By Alyson on Dec 2, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

This is a remake of the 1935 Best Picture winner, which I have yet to see. ?Why it would need to be remade is beyond me, perhaps I?ll have an answer for that in a few months. In 1787 the Bounty is on a mission from England to Tahiti to find a plant called bread-fruit. ?It seems to be a super-food th... Read full article


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Captain William Bligh: What's your name?
Seaman Thomas Ellison: Thomas Ellison, sir. Pressed into service. I've got a wife, a baby!
Captain William Bligh: I asked your name, not the history of your misfortunes.


Captain William Bligh: [pointing at three sailors] You, you, you, step forward! You three are a disgrace to salt water! Ten days half rations.


Captain William Bligh: Can you understand this, Mr. Byam? Discipline is the thing. A seaman's a seaman. A captain's a captain. And a midshipman, Sir Joseph or no Sir Joseph, is the lowest form of animal life in the British Navy.


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Facts about

Louis B. Mayer reportedly disliked the script. "Where's the romance?" was his reported complaint. Clark Gable initially objected to playing Christian but was talked into it by executive E.J. Mannix who told him he'd be "... the only guy in the picture who gets anything to do with a dame."
Irving Thalberg cast Clark Gable and Charles Laughton together in the hope that they would hate each other, making their on screen sparring more lifelike. He knew that Gable, a notorious homophobe, would not care for Laughton's overt homosexuality and would feel inferior to the RADA-trained Shakespearean actor. Relations between the two stars broke down completely after Laughton brought his muscular boyfriend to the island as his personal masseur. They were an obviously devoted couple and would go everywhere together, while Gable would turn away in disgust. In addition, Laughton felt that he should have won the Best Actor Oscar for The Barretts of Wimpole Street. In the event, he was not even nominated and the award went to Gable for It Happened One Night.
During filming Clark Gable and Franchot Tone were said to have become romantically involved with Mamo Clark and Movita, who played their girlfriends in the movie.
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