Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Poster


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Version of 

The Bounty (1984)

Edited into 

The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
Clip of natives
Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935) (Short)
Title is spoken
One in a Million (1936)
Harry Ritz is costumed as Charles Laughton's version of Captain Bligh.
I Wanna Be a Sailor (1937) (Short)
Peter says, "This picture's kind of like 'Mutiny on the County,' don't ya think? Or don't ya?"
Behind the Movie Lens (1938) (Short)
Honolulu (1939)
Partygoer seen dressed as Captain Bligh
Calling All Curs (1939) (Short)
Curly makes an "on the bounty" wisecrack, in response to Moe's "mutiny" complaint.
Congo Maisie (1940)
Maisie calls the tramp steamer's captain Captain Bligh
Popeye and the Pirates (1947) (Short)
Olive Oyl: "You keep away from me, you Mutineer on the Bounty!"
Road to Rio (1947)
When they are being taken to the captain, Hope asks the officer if it's Captain Bligh.
Red River (1948)
The Red Danube (1949)
Italian poster in opening scene
The Breaking Point (1950)
The sign on the neighborhood bar reads "Prop. [Proprietor] Fletcher Christian."
The Colgate Comedy Hour: Episode #2.32 (1952) (TV Episode)
Costello talks to Laughtin about that movie he was in with Gable and imitates his voice.
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Captain Bligh mentioned
MGM Parade: Episode #1.4 (1955) (TV Episode)
The ship used for the movie is shown.
MGM Parade: Episode #1.5 (1955) (TV Episode)
George Murphy mentions the movie by name.
The Phil Silvers Show: The Recruiting Sergeant (1956) (TV Episode)
Bilko mentions the movie in an attempt to dissuade a prospective recruit from enlisting with the Navy.
You Bet Your Life: Episode #7.31 (1957) (TV Episode)
Groucho Marx cracks a jokes using the title to the film.
Until They Sail (1957)
Movie marquee
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Dave says "Better take it easy. Here comes Cpt. Bligh."
The Jack Benny Program: Pasadena Fan Club (1959) (TV Episode)
Dennis Day jokingly paraphrases dialogue from the movie.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Zelda, Get Off My Back (1961) (TV Episode)
While studying history, Maynard mentions that Captain Bligh looks just like Charles Laughton.
Two of a Kind: Episode #2.8 (1962) (TV Episode)
Charles Laughton's appearance in this film is mentioned
McHale's Navy: Have Kimono, Will Travel (1963) (TV Episode)
Tinker does an impression of Bligh.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Ballad of the Betty Lou (1963) (TV Episode)
During the argument after the Betty Lou sinks, Rob alludes to himself and Jerry as Fletcher Christian and Captain Bligh
Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
when Tony Curtis' character says, "You speak like Captain Bligh"
The Monkees: Hitting the High Seas (1967) (TV Episode)
Micky Dolenz mentions Clark Gable's Mutiny.
The Magical World of Disney: Pacifically Peeking (1968) (TV Episode)
Moby Duck imitates Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh.
Mutiny on the Buses (1972)
Title Reference
Maude: Maude's Good Deed (1973) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name.
Sanford and Son: Rated X (1973) (TV Episode)
Fred imitated Charles Laughton's portrayal of Capt. Bligh
The Bob Newhart Show: Mutiny on the Hartley (1973) (TV Episode)
title reference
M*A*S*H: Rainbow Bridge (1974) (TV Episode)
Frank accuses Hawkeye of causing a "mutiny on the bus," and he replies, "It was a B movie; they couldn't afford the 'Bounty.'"
The Bionic Woman: Sister Jaime (1976) (TV Episode)
The convent is referred to as the Bounty and the Mother Superior as Captain Bligh.
Charlie's Angels: Angels in Paradise (1977) (TV Episode)
Kris refers to Sabrina, who is steering the speedboat, as Captain Bligh.
Jaws 2 (1978)
Douglas spoofs this while pumping up his boat
M*A*S*H: Major Ego (1978) (TV Episode)
Pierce says that just before Klinger appears dressed as Scarlett O'Hara
Chapter Two (1979)
George mentions that his plate of curry looks like something out of Mutiny on the Bounty.
Mutiny on the Western Front (1979)
Title Reference
The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Clark Gable.
The Beach Girls (1982)
The Coast Guard captain's name is Bligh, same as the captain in "Mutiny on the Bounty"
Night Court: Harry on Trial (1984) (TV Episode)
"Why do I suddenly feel like Captain Bligh?"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charles Grodin/Kevin Nealon/Linda Thorson (1985) (TV Episode)
Johnny points out Clark Gable's Oscar nomination for the movie
The Smurfs: Love Those Smurfs/Mutiny on the Smurf (1985) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hi-de-Hi!: The Great Cat Robbery (1985) (TV Episode)
Spike dresses up as Charles Laughton's Bligh.
The A-Team: Quarterback Sneak (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by T.J. Bryant
Mutant on the Bounty (1989)
Title reference.
The Kids in the Hall: Episode #1.7 (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by shoe salesman when listing film adaptations of the novel
Valerie: Mutiny on the Bossy (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
L.A. Law: Mutinies on the Banzai (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Keeping Up Appearances: Golfing with the Major (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Richard.
The New Adventures of He-Man: Mutiny on the Mothership (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Cheers: The Last Picture Show (1993) (TV Episode)
Carla refers to Gus as Captain Bligh.
Tropical Heat: Mutiny and the Bounty (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: Mutiny on the Betsy.
Rocko's Modern Life: No Pain, No Gain/Who Gives a Buck? (1993) (TV Episode)
One of the rowing choices.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: You may fire when ready, Mr. Christian.
Star Trek: Voyager: Year of Hell: Part II (1997) (TV Episode)
Lt. Paris mentions Captain Bligh
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 414 (2001) (TV Episode)
Ryan says "Set sail, Mr. Christian!" in "Props".
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina (2003)
Mentioned by Narrator
Charmed: Charrrmed! (2004) (TV Episode)
Phoebe's colleague calls this the very best pirate movie, while Leslie says it's rather a swashbuckler.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.12 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Clark Gable" category
The Wild (2006)
Nigel mentions "Captain Bligh" and "mutiny"
Brando (2007) (TV Movie)
Movita mentioned as appearing in it
Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007)
Dennis compares Whit to Captain Bly while they are playing with model boats
House: You Don't Want to Know (2007) (TV Episode)
"Your mutinous team is starting to worry about life on Pitcairn Island."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.22 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Name That Movie"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.100 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Hollywood Remakes"
Pawn Stars: Cannons and Klingons (2011) (TV Episode)
A female customer at Gold and Silver Pawn Shop that wants to sell a vintage military lighter mentions this movie by name
Stars of the Silver Screen: Clark Gable (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is discussed.
Conan: Flash Mob on the Bounty (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Take Me to Pitcairn (2013) (Video)
This documentary attempts to visit key locations from the real events of the mutiny on the bounty.
Clear History (2013) (TV Movie)
Captain Bligh mentioned.
The Rewrite (2014)
Still seen
True Blood: Death Is Not the End (2014) (TV Episode)
Laserdisc seen
The Cinema Snob: Pirates (2017) (TV Episode)
"I sense mutiny on the booty."
Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil: Oil's Well That Ends Well/There's No Such Thing as a Sea Serpent/D.J. the D.J. (TV Episode)
One of the Fireplug 5 does a brief imitation of Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh.

Featured in 

Pitcairn Island Today (1935) (Short)
Primitive Pitcairn (1936) (Short)
Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership (1949) (Short)
clip shown representing the year 1935
History Brought to Life (1950) (Short)
The Ed Sullivan Show: MGM's 30th Anniversary Tribute (1954) (TV Episode)
A clip is included
MGM Parade: Episode #1.13 (1955) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is shown as a preview to next week's show.
MGM Parade: Episode #1.14 (1955) (TV Episode)
Clips from the movie are shown.
The Strawberry Statement (1970)
student protesters watch it on TV during the sit-in
The Phantom of Hollywood (1974) (TV Movie)
That's Entertainment! (1974)
Film clip used in "Dear Mr. Gable" montage
Gable: The King Remembered (1975) (TV Movie)
clips shown
Words (1987) (Short)
Clips shown
MGM: When the Lion Roars: The Lion's Roar (1992) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV Special)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
Biography: Captain Bligh: Mutiny on the Bounty (1996) (TV Episode)
Shows clips from the movie
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
Mutiny on the Bounty is #86.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Captain Bligh is the #19 villain.
Irving Thalberg: Prince of Hollywood (2005) (TV Movie)
scenes shown
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
Birth of Hollywood: Episode #1.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Poster and clips shown
Stars of the Silver Screen: Clark Gable (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown.
72 Dangerous Places to Live: Time & Tide (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Seen in 90 Years of Oscars montage

Spoofed in 

Double or Nothing (1936) (Short)
Characters are seen doubling on the set for Charles Laughton and Clark Gable
Merry Mutineers (1936) (Short)
Caricature of Charles Laughton as Bligh
Porky's Road Race (1937) (Short)
Fowl Play (1937) (Short)
Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) (Short)
Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938) (Short)
'Three Men in a Tub' caricatures Charles Laughton as Capt. Bligh
Mutiny on the Body (1939) (Short)
Double or Nothing (1940) (Short)
Buccaneer Bunny (1948) (Short)
Port of New York (1949)
Nightclub comic Carney does impersonation of Charles Laughton as Bligh.
Mutiny on the Bunny (1950) (Short)
Good Noose (1962) (Short)
McHale's Navy: Carpenter in Command (1964) (TV Episode)
Parodied in dream sequence.
The Beatles: You've Really Got a Hold on Me/Chains (1965) (TV Episode)
After seeing the movie while on a cruise, Ringo dreams he's aboard the ship as Captain Bligh with the other three Beatles as his crew.
Lost in Space: Mutiny in Space (1967) (TV Episode)
spoofed extensively
Are You Being Served?: His and Her's (1973) (TV Episode)
When the staff refuses to co-operate, Mr. Lucas calls it "mutiny on the counter".
The Ghost Busters: The Flying Dutchman (1975) (TV Episode)
Stanley Adams spoofs Charles Laughton's Captain Bligh.
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Mother calls for Speed, calling him "Mr. Christian".
It Ain't Half Hot Mum: Holidays at Home (1978) (TV Episode)
After sergeant major Williams has put the men through two days of what they feel is "sadistic and inhuman" treatment, gunner Graham is reading the book "Mutiny on the Bounty". When gunner Parkins has pointed out that he has seen the film "with Charles Laughton and Clark Gable", gunner Sugden has a feverish dream in which the men play different parts from the film in a spoofing way, with Williams having the role of Bligh.
Love Thy Neighbour in Australia: The British Disease (1979) (TV Episode)
Eddie Booth calls Jim Lawson, Capt Blye of the Bounty.
The Simpsons: The Wettest Stories Ever Told (2006) (TV Episode)
3 segment episode including parody of movie

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