similar to paths of glory in some ways. it differs from that film in a few fundamental ways, though. it’s far less fatalistic, it’s about 45 minutes longer, and clark gable is no kirk douglas. other than those items, mutiny on the bounty is a solid film. it has moments of comic relief, the love stuff is kept to a minimum, and the story is a compelling one. interestingly, i just finished reading about easter island and the polynesian islands in the area, one of which turned out to be the final settlement of the mutineers. charles laughton is excellent as the villainous captain. his body is cocked in such a menacing way and his faces exudes pompous brutality. great performance.