Frank Lloyd

  1. Clark Gable, Mutiny on the Bounty, 1934.   The Scottish actor-turned-director Frank Lloyd bought the rights for $12,000  and promised a great epic from the first two novels of Bernard Nordhoff and James Norman Hall’s trilogy about the 18th Century mutiny, if he (a) directed and (b) played the hero, Fletcher Christian. MGM’s production  genius Irving Thalberg said Yes to (a) and No to (b). Lloyd’s  bushy eyebrows were in the film, Charles Laughton copied them for his Captain Bligh! 

 Birth year: 1886 Death year: 1960 Other name:  Usual occupation: Film director Casting Calls:  1