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Billy Budd (1988)

TV Movie | 155 min | Drama, Music

An opera by Benjamin Britten, on a libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, adapted from the story by Herman Melville. Billy Budd is a young sailor aboard a British man-o'-war, persecuted by his master-at-arms, Claggart. Accused of ...See moreAn opera by Benjamin Britten, on a libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, adapted from the story by Herman Melville. Billy Budd is a young sailor aboard a British man-o'-war, persecuted by his master-at-arms, Claggart. Accused of mutiny, Budd accidently strikes Claggart dead, leaving Captain Vere with no choice but to hang him. Written by Anonymous See less
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Eric Crozier (libretto) | E.M. Forster (libretto) | Herman Melville (novel)
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Thomas Allen
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Philip Langridge
Captain Vere Captain Vere   See fewer
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Richard Van Allan
Claggart Claggart   See fewer
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Philip Guy Bromley
Mr. Flint Mr. Flint   See fewer
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Clive Bayley
Ratcliffe Ratcliffe   See fewer
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Edward Byles
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John Connell
Dansker Dansker   See fewer
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Neil Howlett
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6.6 / 10 | 21 votes