- The ship used in the film was also used in Treasure Island (1989) (qv).
- For almost four decades, the ship used in this film, built to MGM's specifications in Halifax, has been a popular tourist attraction in St. Petersburg, Florida. Visitors get to tour the ship itself and learn more about both the historical H.M.S. Bounty and MGM's two screen versions of the Nordhoff and Hall book.
- Brando's notorious on-set antics reached a pinnacle with the filming of this film. According to Peter Manso's Brando biography, Brando had so much clout by this point that he got MGM to green-light virtually every outrageous idea he had. At one point, he pulled people off the film crew to decorate and design a good friend's wedding in Tahiti. Another time, he had airplanes filled with cases of champagne, turkeys and hams flown over to Tahiti for festive purposes.
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