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Who plays Thomas and the cook?

Thomas is played by an actor that seems familiar but I would like to know is name.

I also loved the cook. He brings a comic touch to the drama. Who is the actor?

Thank you.


There is no character named "Thomas." In all likelihood you meant "Thompson," who was played by the wonderful Irish character actor Charles Irwin. Irwin's career was recently explored in a book by a relative, entitled "Forgotten Faces of Fantastic Films."

The cook ("Smith") was played by diminutive character actor Herbert Mundin, who tragically was killed in a car crash in 1939 at the age of 40.

"Mutiny on the Bounty" features a plethora of marvelous character players, even in small roles (like Lionel Belmore as the innkeeper at the films onset, and Doris Lloyd as one of the prostitutes on board prior to the ship leaving Portsmouth).