Billy Budd
Billy Budd (1962)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Nick Davis
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Director Ustinov indulges his own performance, but otherwise, it's a great yarn well told.

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Stella Dallas
a faithful adaptation of melville's powerful last work. i liked it slightly better than huston's moby dick, tho to be fair, no one could faithfully… More
jay nixon
Fine acting in this sad tale.
Walter M.
In "Billy Budd," it is 1797 and the man of war Avenger, commanded by Captain Vere(Peter Ustinov, who also co-wrote the script, directed and produced),… More