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Product Details

Release Date: 03/18/2016
UPC: 0086624421230
Original Release: 1962
Source: Allied Artists
Sales rank: 33,626

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Ryan Master-at-Arms Claggart
Peter Ustinov Capt. Edward Fairfax Vere
Melvyn Douglas The Dansker
Terence Stamp Billy Budd
John Neville Lt. John Ratcliffe
Ronald Lewis Jenkins
David McCallum Lieutenant Wyatt
Paul Rogers Lieutenant Philip Ratcliffe
Thomas Heathcote Payne
Ray McAnally O'Daniel
Robert Brown Talbot
John Meillon Kincaid
Cyril Luckham Hallam
Niall MacGinnis Capt. Graveling
Lee Montague Squeak
Victor Brooks Amos Leonard
Barry Keegan Charles Mathews

Technical Credits
Peter Ustinov Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Don Ashton Production Designer
DeWitt Bodeen Screenwriter
Jack Harris Editor
Anthony Hopkins Score Composer
Robert Krasker Cinematographer
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Murton Production Designer
Robert Rossen Screenwriter

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Billy Budd 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a delight to see this DVD issue of a great film, one that brought Herman Melville's tale so wonderfully to the screen. Peter Ustinov directs and acts with assurance and sensitivity, the casting is impeccable, and the screenplay (credited to two writers whose other accomplishments aren't particularly remarkable) is outstanding. This film works on so many levels that it will benefit from repeated viewings--it's a Christian allegory, a profound morality play harking back to the most ancient themes of struggling good and evil, a subtle exploration of sexual and power relationships in a male world, a devastating critique of the limits of legal thought--and more. And, oh yes, it's also a ripping good yarn that's entertaining anyway, whether you look for all that other stuff or not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago