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Movies: Director Milestone Blames "Mutiny" Delays on Brando

Mar. 24, 1962 - The MGM remake of “The Mutiny on the Bounty” has been subject to countless delays and troubles. Many in Hollywood — including Lewis Milestone, the film’s director — are pointing at the finger at its star, Marlon Brando. Mr. Milestone said today: “Marlon did not have approval of the story, but he did have approval of himself. If Brando did not like something, he would just stand in front of the camera and not act. He thought only of himself. Until he was happy, there was no shooting.” The film ended up costing $10 million more than originally expected. Adding to the turmoil, a Tahitian was killed while filming a canoe sequence. "I have been in this business a long time, but I never saw anything like this,” said Milestone. "I thought when I took the job that it would be a nice trip. By the time it was finished, I felt as though I had been shanghaied.” The film is still being worked on, and no release date has been set.

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