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#94. Mutiny on the Bounty

  • Year: 1935
  • Country: USA
  • Production: MGM, 132m B&W
  • Director: Frank Lloyd
  • Producer: Frank Lloyd, Irving Thalberg
  • Screenplay: Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, from the book by Charles Nordhoff & James Hall
  • Photography: Arthur Edeson
  • Music: Herbert Stothart
  • Cast: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Movita, Mamo Clark
  • Oscar Wins: Best Picture
  • Oscar Noms: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Laughton, Gable, Tone), Best Editing, Best Score

Abridged Book Description

Epitomizing the classic Hollywood spirit, Frank Lloyd's Mutiny on the Bounty is a masterwork of studio moviemaking. The film's spare-no-expense canvas, travelogue quality, and moral center result in an adventure tale of remarkable beauty... Gable appears without his moustache, and Laughton's bee-stung lips flutter with harsh discipline. In between are a number of nominal subplots, though in the end the film is perhaps most memorable as an early high-water mark for the art of production design.