Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty (1932)

Novel: Mutiny on the Bounty ()
Published/Performed: 1932

Author: Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
Born: Feb 1, 1887 London, England
Passed: Apr 10, 1947 Santa Barbara, CA

Film: Mutiny on the Bounty
Released: 1935

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About the Novel Mutiny on the Bounty:

Mutiny on the Bounty is the title of the 1932 novel by Charles Nordhoff (February 1, 1887 - April 10, 1947) and James Norman Hall (April 22, 1887 ? July 5, 1951), based on the mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh, commanding officer of the Bounty in 1789. It has been made into several films and a musical. It was the first of what became "The Bounty Trilogy", which continues with Men Against the Sea, and concludes with Pitcairn's Island.

The novel tells the story through a fictional first-person narrator by the name of Roger Byam, based on actual crew member Peter Heywood. Byam, although not one of the mutineers, remains with the Bounty after the mutiny. He subsequently returns to Tahiti, and is eventually arrested and taken back to England to face a court-martial. He and several other members of the crew are eventually acquitted.

The 1935 film adaptation starred Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, and was directed by Frank Lloyd. The film was one of the biggest hits of its time.

The 1962 film starred Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. It was directed by Lewis Milestone, who replaced Carol Reed early on location shooting. It is notable for its location photography in the South Pacific and its musical score by Bronis?aw Kaper.

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