Mutiny on the Bounty The Bounty travels across Britain to Tahiti under the command of Captain William Bligh ( Trevor Howard). His task is to collect breadfruit seedlings , and then to ship the seeds to Jamaica. The government is hoping that the plants flourish and become a source of affordable food for slaves.
The discovery of missing cheese causes a difficult start to the journey. Seaman John Mills ( Richard Harris) accuses Bligh, the true pilferer of stealing the cheese, and Bligh has Mills severely slapped for expressing disdain towards his superior officer to the disgust of his patrician second-in-command, First Lt. Fletcher Christian ( Marlon Brando). Bligh’s tense declaration, “Cruelty without a purpose isn’t a crime, it’s efficiency” sets the foundation for the coming months. His ambitious captain is deeply upset by Christian, an Aristocrat.
Bligh is trying to get to Tahiti earlier by trying the shorter westbound route that circles Cape Horn. This is a huge navigational nightmare and a major error. The plan is unsuccessful, and the Bounty retraces its route to the east, causing delays to the mission a lot. Unabatedly, Bligh makes up the lost time by pushing the crew to the limit and cutting their food rations. Mutiny on the Bounty HD
Once the Bounty arrives at her destination, the crew revels in the relaxed lifestyle in the paradise – and in the free-love philosophy of the Tahitian women. Christian is in love with Maimiti ( Tarita Teriipaia), the daughter of the Tahitian King. Bligh’s fury is further fuelled by the fact that the inactivity of the breadfruit leads to additional months of waiting before the plants are potted. As departure day nears, three men including the seaman Mills, attempt to desert but are caught by Christian and clapped in irons by Bligh.
When he travels to Jamaica, Bligh attempts to bring back twice the number of breadfruit plants in order to make up for his lack of preparation, and must reduce the water rations of the crew in order to water the extra plants. One of the crew members falls from the rigging to die while trying to recover the drinking vessel. One member of the crew attacks Bligh about the ship’s conditions and is killed. Mills insults Christian at every death to attempt to convince Christian to take on Bligh. Christian is attempting to provide fresh water for a crewman who becomes seriously ill after drinking seawater. This is in contravention of Captain Bligh’s orders. Christian is attacked by Bligh when he refuses to obey his second order. In response, Christian strikes Bligh. Bligh warns Christian that he will hang for his actions when they arrive at port. Christian, with no stakes, assumes control of the ship and sets Bligh and the crew of loyalist members, and navigational equipment equipped on the longboat . He instructs the crew to locate a local island. Bligh decides to travel across the Pacific to get to British authorities earlier. He returns to Britain with astonishing speed.
Bligh is exonerated by the military court and it suggests that an operation be organized to arrest the mutineers, and bring them to the court for trial. But, the military court also finds that Bligh’s appointment as the captain of the Bounty was incorrect. Then, Christian sails back to Tahiti to get supplies , as well as the wives of the crew. They then sail to the remote Pitcairn Island–which is not marked correctly on the charts to protect themselves from the wrath the Royal Navy. Christian decides, however, that it’s his responsibility to travel back to Britain to give evidence against Bligh’s wrongdoings and asks his crew to go with his side. Christian is killed trying to stop the ship from burning by the men.