This is another seafaring adventure, much like Captain Blood but a lot less romantic. I really love sea movies (although the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie was just the worst). I also love any movie where Clark Gable takes his shirt off. This film meets both requirements!
Those damn Brits. Why did they always have to impress sailors? They could have prevented the War of 1812 with us when we kicked some ass. Well, kind of. Anyway, this movie is about a ship of sailors who are forced to work for the British navy. Gradually, the tyrannical ways of the Captain become too much for them and they mutiny. This film earned three Oscar nominations for Best Actor which tells you how powerful all the male performances were.
I didn't like this movie as much as Captain Blood. This film probably had more depth and better acting, but I liked my trashy Errol Flynn flick. This is still a very good movie and definitely one that you should check out.
I recently had a discussion with my dad about the worst and best decade of films. I argued the 30s for the best. Represent!
A camera man died when one of the barges capsized.
Because of the three actor nominations, the supporting actor category was added for later years.
Apparently Clark Gable was a huge homophobe and hated his costar Laughton for bringing his boyfriend on the set. Damn it, now I can't like Errol Flynn or Clark Gable.