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Thursday, January 1, 2015

"Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935)


High drama on the high seas. The setting is the HMS Bounty of the 19th century British navy. A rarely moustache-less Clark Gable says "enough!" to the Draconian ways of Charles Laughton's heartless Captain Bligh. Fantastic seafaring visuals, an exotic side trip to tropical Tahiti, and a callow Franchot Tone add to the fun, but it's the fireworks between the two leads that make it a classic. 


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