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Billy Budd

1962 Rated NR 2hr 3m

Peter Ustinov directs this adaptation of Herman Melville's seafaring novel about young Billy Budd (Terence Stamp), who's forced to serve in the British navy during wartime. The naive Budd must prove himself to his fellow shipmates, but after an unfortunate incident, he winds up accused of murder. Ustinov does double duty by portraying the ship's captain. Melvyn Douglas, Robert Ryan and John Neville also star.

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Movie Details

1963 BAFTA®
  • Best Actor nominee: Robert Ryan
  • Best British Film nominee
  • Best Film nominee
1963 Academy Award®
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.