Mutiny On The Bounty 1935 with Clark Gable playing Fletcher Christian mutinies on a ship to Tahiti, and then Pitcairn Islands.
This movie represents travel because it is a long journey, uncomfortable and requires people to accept other people as different. To enter a new culture is the essence of travel, when the group of sailors enters Tahiti they go native and fall in love with a different world. Falling in love with women from foreign countries is a primary reason people travel.
Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1935 film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, and directed by Frank Lloyd based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the Bounty.
The film was one of the biggest hits of its time. Although its historical accuracy has been questioned (inevitable as it is based on a novel about the facts, not the facts themselves), film critics consider this adaptation to be the best cinematic work inspired by the mutiny.
Muntiny on the Bounty History: The mutiny on the Bounty was a mutiny that occurred aboard the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty on 28 April 1789, and has been commemorated by several books, films, and popular songs, many of which take considerable liberties with the facts. The mutiny was led by Fletcher Christian against the commanding officer, William Bligh. According to most accounts, the sailors were attracted to the idyllic life on the Pacific island of Tahiti and repelled by the harsh treatment of their captain.
Eighteen mutineers set Captain Bligh and 18 of the 22 crew loyal to him afloat in a small boat. Mutineers then settled on Pitcairn Island or in Tahiti. The Bounty was subsequently burned off Pitcairn Island to avoid detection and to prevent desertion. Descendants of some of the mutineers and Tahitians still live on Pitcairn island.
After Bligh and his crew of 18 made an epic and eventful journey in the small boat to Timor in the Dutch East Indies, he returned to England and reported the mutiny.
The irony of the mutiny on the Bounty is significant. Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian were good friends in England. Bligh had asked Fletcher to serve on the Bounty. And Bligh continued to serve in the British Navy after the mutiny and retired as an Admiral.
However at the court martial in England there were some questions raised about the harsh treatment of his crew. The whole tragic story was all for naught. The slaves in the West Indies refused to eat the breadfruit that the Bounty transported from Tahiti.
Once again the frailties and passions of the human race were revealed. And the story again showed mans will to survive overwhelming hardship to survive.
It is a truly epic saga of human emotions, struggles, and passions.