OSCAR WINNER:Best PictureThe Bounty is on a mission in the South Seas. The brutal and arrogant Captain Bligh (Charles Laughton in an Oscar-nominated performance) becomes antagonized by the genteel manner of the First Officer Christian Fletcher (Clark Gable, who was also nominated for the "Best Actor" Oscar). While in Tahiti, the men of The Bounty are seduced by the gentle beauty of the island and its women. As they head back to England, life aboard the ship becomes unbearable. Fletcher seizes the ship and Captain Bligh is set adrift. The Bounty returns to Tahiti to retrieve the women, and once reunited, they set sail for a new life. Nominated for eight Academy Awards and winning for "Best Picture," this 1935 vigorous retelling of a true historic incident about a British ship commandeered from its brutal master, remains a cinematic classic.
Channel Warner Bros.