In the Wake of the Bounty

1933 film by Charles Chauvel

In the Wake of the Bounty is an Australian movie directed by Charles Chauvel. It is the first movie of Errol Flynn. It is based on the 1932 novel Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. The Australian movie was made two years before MGM's more famous Mutiny on the Bounty.

In the Wake of the Bounty
Directed byCharles Chauvel
Written byCharles Chauvel
Produced byCharles Chauvel
StarringMayne Lynton
Errol Flynn
CinematographyTasman Higgins
Edited byWilliam Shepherd
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
Running time
60 min
CountryAustralia Australia

The movie mixed re-enactments with documentary. It focused not so much on the mutiny itself as on what happened afterwards.[2]


  1. Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 161.
  2. Curators notes at Australian Screen