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Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Released 1935
Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

The third film version of the historic tug-of-war between the tyrannical Captain Bligh and the stout-hearted Fletcher Christian starred Clark Gable, who brought his best leading-man chops, and Charles Laughton, whose legendary portrayal of the pompous dictator cemented his image in the public eye—for better and for worse. Director Frank Lloyd and his picture were nominated for a slew of Oscars but won only for Best Picture.

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About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

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[…] From Hell‘s Larry Karaszewski has been earning a sizable tax deduction by posting three riffs on the three biggest Bounty movies — the 1935 and ’62 versions of of Mutiny on the […]

Ross Woodbury

Let’s not forget the first sound version of the tale, IN THE WAKE OF THE BOUNTY, an Australian-produced (and frequently incoherent) 1933 drama starring a youthful Errol Flynn in his first film!