Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
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This colorful remake of the 1935 version again concerns the crew and treatment of the HMS Bounty by a cold hearted sadistic captain. Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) boards the ship in Portsmouth, England, to embark on a mission to bring tropical breadfruit trees to Jamaica. Fletcher Christian (Marlon Brando) is the aristocratic second mate who welcomes the new captain aboard. Christian's view of the captain sours with the cruel treatment of the crew and the dangerous decision to round Cape Horn.
Nov 8, 1962 Wide
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Brando makes a total mess of his English accent, the romantic interlude in Tahiti goes on endlessly, and the visuals (perhaps the main point of interest in the movie) too often resort to travelogue vistas and picture postcard lighting.
...Marlon Brando makes Fletcher Christian an eccentric who dominates the entire dramatic scheme.
It's best to watch it for its glorious cinematography and settings, and forget about Brando's participation.
A troubled production, with clashes between Brando and the original director, technical problems, but despite all that, the movie has some good moments.
With Clark Gable's recent death creating an awareness and an expectation in moviegoers of 1962 for a robust and manly Gable characterization, instead Brando delivered a nasally, aristocratic poseur
Its picture postcard scenery couldn't hide how colorless the film felt at times.
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