mutiny on the bounty

Annex - Gable, Clark (Mutiny on the Bounty)_01

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next up, mutiny on the bounty. another i won’t be recommending. best picture in 1935 i don’t doubt, but a complete cheese factory. clark gable is always fun to watch as he sweeps women up in his arms left and right. typecast as the “good guy” standing up for the mistreatment of the men on this ship and falling in love with a beautiful native. best thing by far about this movie was charles laughton as captin bligh. you really hate this guy, a lot. and you’re supposed to. his portrayal of the worst boss for the worst job ever was spot on, believable and the only character i gave a damn about one way or the other. i was disappointed to see, while he was nominated for best actor, he lost to victor mclaglen in the informer.

while a fine film for its time, it just wasn’t for me. i read that it cost 2 million dollars to make this movie and you can tell. all production, less story and fair acting. i’ve got to pick something more contemporary next. so far the best i’ve seen is sunrise, the silent film from 1927. i need another film to impress me.

What’s left:
1928 Wings
1929 Broadway Melody, The
1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
1933 Cavalcade
1936 Great Ziegfeld, The
1937 Life of Emile Zola, The
1938 You Can’t Take It With You
1941 How Green Was My Valley
1942 Mrs. Miniver
1943 Casablanca
1944 Going My Way
1945 The Lost Weekend
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
1947 Gentleman’s Agreement
1949 All the King’s Men
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
1953 From Here to Eternity
1955 Marty
1956 Around the World in 80 Days
1963 Tom Jones
1966 A Man for All Seasons
1967 In the Heat of the Night
1969 Midnight Cowboy
1978 The Deer Hunter
1980 Ordinary People
1981 Chariots of Fire
1982 Gandhi
1983 Terms of Endearment
1985 Out of Africa
1992 Unforgiven
1996 The English Patient
2004 Million Dollar Baby
2009 The Hurt Locker