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Billy Budd

Billy Budd(1962)

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Brief Synopsis

Adaptation of Herman Melville's classic tale of a ship's captain caught between an innocent young sailor and an evil officer.

Cast & Crew

Peter Ustinov Director
Terence Stamp Billy Budd
Peter Ustinov Capt. Edward Fairfax Vere
Robert Ryan Master-at-Arms John Claggart
Melvyn Douglas The Dansker
Ronald Lewis Jenkins
David McCallum Lieutenant Wyatt
John Neville Lieut. John Ratcliffe
Paul Rogers Lieut. Philip Seymour
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 30 Oct 1962
Release Date:  1962 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
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Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Allied Artists
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Anglo-Allied Pictures
Duration(mins):  123 Country:  United Kingdom
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Hard subject, great movie

    TK 2016-05-12

    I think Terence Stamp's performance is all the more remarkable because it was his first film and he holds his own so well opposite the seasoned... MORE>

  • Excellent Melville

    fantastic! 2016-02-09

    Not a bad actor in the cast.Wally,of Crocodile Dundee fame,as a potential mutineer,Ustinov as Capt,John Neville David McCallum,pre-Ilya days,Ron Lewis as... MORE>

  • I Love This Movie

    soz 2015-10-19

    This is one of my all time favorite movies. As others have said, it was a fabulous, first-time performance by Terrance Stamp and an equally great... MORE>