Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mutiny on the Bounty trailer

If you've been watching TCM lately, you'll have seen that they're running a trailer for the 1962 version of Mutiny on the Bounty to air at 8:00 PM Monday. The movie has lovely color widescreen cinematography, which is great for places like Tahiti. Unforunately, it also has Marlon Brando. More importantly, however, is that I don't think the 1962 version is the one that's going to be airing, but the 1935 version.

The monthly schedule that I downloaded at the end of June lists the 1935 version in that time slot. So does my onscreen box guide (although we know those can be wrong), and the daily schedule online at TCM's web site. Perhaps better evidence is the rest of the schedule. Following Mutiny on the Bounty, TCM is going to be showing a short on Pitcairn Island, followed by the next feature at 10:30 PM. This would be consistent with TCM's running the 1935 version of Mutiny on the Bounty, which has a runtime of 132-133 minutes. With Robert Osbourne's intro and concluding remarks, that would fit in perfectly with the short. The Marlon Brando version runs something like 178 minutes, which in no way fits for the next film to start at 10:30 PM.

Just a heads up.

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