Mutiny on the Bounty

Continuity mistake: During the dinner scene with Bligh, Christian, Young and Fryer, watch the wedge of cheddar cheese magically change size.

Factual error: In the film, the mutiny occurs during the day, when Bligh allows a crewman to die of thirst. The actual mutiny occurred in the middle of the night, when Christian and several followers entered Bligh's cabin and awakened him.


Midshipman Edward 'Ned' Young: Fletcher, I'm proud to be with you.
Fletcher Christian: Well you've done rather well, Ned. Promoted to the rank of criminal. Not even 20 and a death sentence on your head.

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Trivia: When Bligh tells Christian not to touch the chief's daughter, the chief is offended. Once Bligh has been told of this - Christian knows; it was him who said to the translator, "You better tell the Captain himself; I don't think he'd believe me" - he sends for Christian, who feigns complete ignorance and prolongs the discussion, until Bligh has to order Christian to have sex with the girl. Christian says "Well, I'll do my best, " and leaves with a smile on his face. Maimiti accompanied Christian to Pitcairn, in real life, and had 3 children with him until he died at a very young age of 29. And, in real life, Brando and the actress who played Maimiti were married for 10 years and had 4 children together.


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