Saturday Night at Market Chess Cinemas
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) was on Turner Classic Movies earlier today. Watching the film again reminded me that it will probably be lost in the shuffle as one of Marlon Brando's more overlooked performances.
But that is a shame, since it is not only a quality work in its own right but also details a fascinating real-life historical series of events. The film headlines Brando, Trevor Howard, and Richard Harris as tells the story of the famous mutiny.
The film retells the 1789 real-life mutiny aboard HMAV Bounty led by Fletcher Christian against the ship's captain, William Bligh. It is the second American film to be made from the novel, the first being Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). It was directed by Lewis Milestone, who replaced Carol Reed early in the production schedule, and it turned out to be Milestone's final film.