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Billy Budd (1962)

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123 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.
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Writers
Louis O. Coxe (based upon the play: "Billy Budd") | Robert H. Chapman (based upon the play: "Billy Budd") | Herman Melville (from the novel: "Billy Budd Foretopman") | Peter Ustinov (screenplay) | DeWitt Bodeen (screenplay) (as Dewitt Bodeen)
Composer
Antony Hopkins (music composed by)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Robert Lennard (as Robert S. Lennard)
Production Designer
Donald M. Ashton (as Don Ashton)
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Updated Sep 20, 1962

Release date
Nov 12, 1962 (United States)

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22 cast members
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Robert Ryan
John Claggart - Master of Arms John Claggart - Master of Arms   See fewer
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Peter Ustinov
Edwin Fairfax Vere - Post Captain Royal Navy Edwin Fairfax Vere - Post Captain Royal Navy   See fewer
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Melvyn Douglas
The Dansker - Sailmaker The Dansker - Sailmaker   See fewer
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Paul Rogers
Philip Seymour - First Lieutenant Philip Seymour - First Lieutenant   See fewer
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John Neville
Julian Radcliffe - Second Lieutenant Julian Radcliffe - Second Lieutenant   See fewer
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David McCallum
Steven Wyatt - Gunnery Officer Steven Wyatt - Gunnery Officer   See fewer
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Ronald Lewis
Enoch Jenkins - Maintopman Enoch Jenkins - Maintopman   See fewer
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Lee Montague
Squeak - Assistant to Mr. Claggart Squeak - Assistant to Mr. Claggart   See fewer
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Thomas Heathcote
Alan Payne - Maintopman Alan Payne - Maintopman   See fewer
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Ray McAnally
William O'Daniel - Maintopman (as Ray McAnnally) William O'Daniel - Maintopman (as Ray McAnnally)   See fewer
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Robert Brown
Arnold Talbot - Maintopman Arnold Talbot - Maintopman   See fewer
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John Meillon
Neil Kincaid - Maintopman Neil Kincaid - Maintopman   See fewer
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Cyril Luckham
Alfred Hallam - Captain of Marines Alfred Hallam - Captain of Marines   See fewer
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Niall MacGinnis
Nathaniel Graveling - Ship's Master, Rights of Man (as Niall McGinnis) Nathaniel Graveling - Ship's Master, Rights of Man (as Niall McGinnis)   See fewer
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Victor Brooks
Amos Leonard - First Mate, Rights of Man Amos Leonard - First Mate, Rights of Man   See fewer
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Barry Keegan
Charles Mathews - Merchant Seaman, Rights of Man Charles Mathews - Merchant Seaman, Rights of Man   See fewer
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Terence Stamp
Billy Budd - Merchant Seaman, Rights of Man Billy Budd - Merchant Seaman, Rights of Man   See fewer
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John Hewer
Dubbing Dubbing   See fewer
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George Leech
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Sharp
Crewman HMS Avenger (uncredited) Crewman HMS Avenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ian Whittaker
Young Rating (uncredited) Young Rating (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Wood
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7.9 / 10 | 3,628 votes