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Billy Budd (1962)


Billy Budd (1962). H.M.S. Avenger is headed into battle against the French fleet during the Napoleonic Wars, and the dark shadow of two recent mutinies in the English fleet concern Captain Vere. He relies on his cruel and often sadistic Master-at-Arms John Claggert to maintain what he believes to be tenuous order and discipline aboard the ship.

Directed by Peter Ustinov
Produced by Peter Ustinov
Screenplay by Peter Ustinov, Robert Rossen, DeWitt Bodeen
Based on Billy Budd (novel by) Herman Melville, Louis O. Coxe (play), Robert H. Chapman (play)
Starring Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Terence Stamp, Paul Rogers, John Neville, David McCallum, Ronald Lewis, Lee Montague, Thomas Heathcote, Ray McAnally, Robert Brown, John Meillon, Cyril Luckham, Niall MacGinnis

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