Features the two previous Best Actor Oscar winners: Charles Laughton
and Clark Gable
. Both were also nominated for Best Actor for their performances in this film. It is also the only time that when at least two actors or actresses were nominated in the same category for one film for their performances that they had both already won the same award in other years prior to the film. See more
Bligh was never aboard the HMS Pandora, and did not attend the mutineers' trial. He was half a world away at the time of the trial, being on a second breadfruit expedition. See more
[Byam enters the courtroom and sees that the midshipman's dirk on the table points toward him; he knows that he has been condemned to death
Have you anything to say before the sentence of this court is passed upon you?
Milord, much as I desire to live, I'm not afraid to die. Since I first sailed on the Bounty over four years ago, I've know how men can be made to suffer worse things than death, cruelly, beyond duty, beyond necessity.
[turns to Captain Bligh
Captain Bligh, you've told...