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Directed by: Charles Chauvel
Produced by: Expeditionary Films


Retells the story of the mutiny led by Fletcher Christian in 1789 against William Bligh, depicting the fate of the mutineers on Tahiti and Pitcairn. (Queensland Museum). In 1935 M.G.M. bought American rights to the film and re-edited it to form two short travelogues, ‘Pitcairn Island Today’ (1935) and ‘Primitive Pitcairn’ (1936). These were used as promotional aids for the studio’s own production of ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’. (Pike & Cooper. Australian Film 1900-1970. Oxford UP, 1981. 214)

Year: 1933
Country of origin: Australia