Picture from Mutiny on the Bounty
Overall B+

Based on a true story, this romanticized movie tells of the plight of the Bounty and its crew. During a time in history when people were not considered equal, Lieutenant Fletcher Christian (Clark Gable) leads a mutiny against the abusive Captain William Bligh (Charles Laughton).

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A
Substance Use C+

Talk to your kids about…

Mutiny on the Bounty

Why do some people, seduced by a little authority, become obsessed with power and control? Besides Captain Bligh, what other characters struggled with this problem?

If you were in the position of the crew, how would you respond to the inflicted injustices?

Historical information about the Bounty, the mutiny, and the descendants of Fletcher Christian, can be found at: http://www.lareau.org/sagaintro.htm