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Billy Budd (12-Nov-1962)

Director: Peter Ustinov

Writers: Peter Ustinov; DeWitt Bodeen

From novel: Billy Budd by Herman Melville

From a play: Billy Budd by Louis O. Coxe and Robert H. Chapman

Music Composed and Conducted by: Antony Hopkins

Producer: Peter Ustinov

Keywords: Action/Adventure

During the Napoleonic Wars, Billy Budd is forcibly conscripted into service on a Royal Navy ship, the HMS Avenger. He is well-liked by everyone, except Claggart, the cruel master-at-arms; when Billy accidentally kills Claggart in a confrontation, Billy finds himself accused of murder and facing likely execution. Brilliant adaptation. Terence Stamp received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Brown
Actor
23-Jul-1921 11-Nov-2003 Licence to Kill
Melvyn Douglas
Actor
5-Apr-1901 4-Aug-1981 Being There
Niall MacGinnis
Actor
29-Mar-1913 6-Jan-1977 49th Parallel
David McCallum
Actor
19-Sep-1933   Illya on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
John Neville
Actor
2-May-1925 19-Nov-2011 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Paul Rogers
Actor
22-Mar-1917 8-Oct-2013 British stage actor
Robert Ryan
Actor
11-Nov-1909 11-Jul-1973 Billy Budd
Terence Stamp
Actor
22-Jul-1939   KNEEL TO ZOD
Peter Ustinov
Actor
16-Apr-1921 28-Mar-2004 British stage actor

CAST

Starring
Robert Ryan   ...   John Claggart
Peter Ustinov   ...   Capt. Vere
Melvyn Douglas   ...   The Dansker
Also Starring
Paul Rogers   ...   Seymour
John Neville   ...   Ratcliffe
David McCallum   ...   Wyatt
Ronald Lewis   ...   Jenkins
with
Lee Montague   ...   Squeak
Thomas Heathcote   ...   Payne
Ray McAnnally   ...   O'Daniel
Robert Brown   ...   Talbot
John Meillon   ...   Kincaid
Cyril Luckham   ...   Hallam
and
Niall MacGinnis   ...   Capt. Graveling
Victor Brooks   ...   Leonard
Barry Keegan   ...   Mathews
and introducing
Terence Stamp   ...   Billy Budd

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