He discovered his hidden jewel during the fraught two-year production of the 1962 version of "Mutiny on the Bounty
He made almost 70 films, the most famous being Bridge on the River Kwai in 1957 and Mutiny on the Bounty
Saturday Mutiny on the Bounty
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THE tale of the Mutiny on the Bounty
has a new twist.
The former Kineton High School pupil was invited to take part in the challenge after answering a newspaper advert to be a part of a four-man crew re-enacting Captain William Bligh's epic adventure, Mutiny on the Bounty
His act led to the mutiny on the Bounty
, then a 3,000-mile journey across the Pacific in an open boat with no maps, though lots of starving men.
1789: Fletcher Christian led the mutiny on the Bounty
. They overpowered the captain, William Bligh, and cast him adrift in the ship's lifeboat
The replica of the HMS Bounty, built in 1960 for the Hollywood epic Mutiny on the Bounty
, starring Marlon Brando, is paying a four-day visit to the region, docking at Blyth and Newcastle.
The ship, built by MGM for the film Mutiny on the Bounty
, is raising money for the Cutty Sark Conservation Appeal.
It was built for the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty
, starring Marlon Brando.
The main character, Mary, is the daughter of Fletcher Christian, born after the mutiny on the Bounty
when Christian took refuge on an island in Tahiti and married a native woman.
Maimiti was the character played in his film Mutiny on the Bounty
by his Polynesian ex-wife.