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Acquit Or Hang: The Court Martial of the Bounty Mutineers (ITV 1964 with John Hurt and Robert Perceval)

UK | ITV Network-Associated Rediffusion

RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 1 | AIRDATE: Monday 6 January 1964 @ 9.10pm

WRITER: Stanley Miller | PRODUCTION DESIGN: Fred Pusey | DIRECTOR: Cyril Coke

Period drama Acquit or Hang tells the story behind a court martial case which attempted to reveal the true facts surrounding the mutiny on the bounty.

Interesting names in the cast list to look out for include a young Richard O’Sullivan, an equally young John Hurt and cult tv favourite Peter Jeffrey.

cast
ROBERT PERCEVAL as Captain Sir Andrew Snape Hammond
RICHARD O’SULLIVAN as Lt John Hallett
JOHN SLATER as Mr John Fryer
KEVIN STONEY as Mr William Purcell
KIM PEACOCK as Byrn
DEREK FRANCIS as Lord Hood
WEYMAN MACKAY as Captain John Colpoys
WILLIAM MARLOWE as Millward
NICHOLAS EVANS as Ellison
JOHN HURT as Peter Haywood
MICHAEL BEINT as Morrison
PETER ELLIS as Norman
ROY PATRICK as Burkitt
PETER JEFFREY as Muspratt
PHIL ARTHURS as Coleman
JAMES FITZGERALD as McIntosh
DAVID PLANER as Lt Thomas Ward





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