The original version with Charles Lawton and Clark Gable came on TCM last night. The host said it cost over 4 million dollars in 1934 to make this film. The ship used in the movie was a complete reproduction of the original "Bounty", built purposely for the film.
This is pretty impressive. Everything about the ship was impressive. So, what ever happened to this ship?
What about the newer version of this movie with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins? What was that "Bounty"? What did it cost?
Hopkins' Capt. Bly was a real SOB, but Lawton's Capt. Bly had such an air of superiority...that look of (I don't know the word)...You just hate him the minute you see him, like a college prof I once had.