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Mutiny On the Bounty (1935)

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Frank Lloyd

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About the Movie

Recently selected as one of the top 100 American films, with Captain Bligh selected as one of the 50 Greatest Villains of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute, this eight-time Oscar-nominated adventure classic won Best Picture. Starring Oscar-winner Charles Laughton ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Witness for the Prosecution") as the sadistic Captain Bligh, who drove his men to commit mutiny during a lengthy South Seas expedition to Tahiti. Co-starring Oscar-winning legend Clark Gable ("Gone With the Wind," "It Happened One Night") as the leader of the rebellion. With Oscar-winner Donald Crisp ("How Green Was My Valley"). Laughton, Gable and co-star Franchot Tone ("Advise and Consent") all received Oscar-nominations. Based on a true story.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 33
  • Fresh: 31
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It is superlatively thrilling. – Andre Sennwald, New York Times, Jan 27, 2014

Fresh: There's nothing to stand in the way of Mutiny qualifying for box office dynamite rating. – Variety Staff, Variety, Feb 27, 2018

Fresh: The story is spellbinding, the acting lusty and the spectacle everything you could expect from a Golden Age MGM production -- though sometimes it's a bit too much on the monumental side. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jan 27, 2014

Fresh: The case of the crew against the insane cruelty and avariciousness of Capt. Bligh is so powerfully presented that the injustice done to the men gets under one's skin to stir up a variety of emotion. – Kate Cameron, New York Daily News, Feb 17, 2015

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Customer Reviews

Old but good

A classic sea adventure with great performances from Clark Gable and especially Charles Laughton. Satisfying, thrilling, and old but great.

The Best Mutiny on the Bounty Movie

I realize it's 75 years old, but it is the true classic. Gable & Laughton are the perfect foils to each other.

Great acting; truly a classic

Laughton is at his best in Bounty. His performance is top notch. Definitely worth the rental. You don't have to think twice about seeing this movie.

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