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
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.
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