Billy Budd
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Herman Melville's short novel Billy Budd is adapted for the screen, distinguished by Robert Krasker's expressive black-and-white cinematography and Peter Ustinov's crisp direction. Terence Stamp is Billy Budd, a seaman forced to serve in the British Navy during the war between England and France in 1797. Billy looks upon all men as inherently good and, although his crewmates are initially skeptical about this sailor who appears too good to be true, he proves his mettle by his skills as a sailor and gains the respect of the crew -- all except for the ship's reviled… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Terence Stamp received his only Oscar nomination (supporting category)for playing the titular role, the naive and charismatic youth, in Peter Ustinov's version of Melville's classic."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Director Ustinov indulges his own performance, but otherwise, it's a great yarn well told."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
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