Cinema: And The Fish Flew

Mutiny on the Bounty. It was just a drop in the bucket to begin with. On the morning of April 28, 1789, goes one version of the story. Captain William Bligh of H.M.S. Bounty refused to give a drink of water to a dying man and his crew staged a mutiny. The incident inspired a trilogy of bestselling novels (1932-34) by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, and a supercolossal saga of the sea (1935) starring Clark Gable as Fletcher Christian and Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh. In 1959, figuring that the public was...

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