Episode 46

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)


February 10th, 2023

1 hr 56 mins 39 secs

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About this Episode

One of the most famous and most successful retellings of one of the most infamous and highly mythologized incidents in the history of the British Navy, this 1935 adaptation of the novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Newton Hall might be a little old-fashioned for most modern audiences, both in its acting styles and in its special effects.

But it was a force to be reckoned with at the 9th annual Academy Awards, winning Best Picture and scoring 3 nominations for its three lead actors in a single category.

The facts of the mutiny were twisted, politicized, and hotly contested almost as soon as it happened, so a film made almost 150 years later might be forgiven for not being completely historically accurate, but what it got right and what it got wrong, where it holds up and where it doesn't all provide excellent topics of discussion on this final episode of our long suffering and much beleaguered series on Naval War Films.

Next Episode: Iron Eagle (1986)

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