Literary Classics Collection

Literary Classics Collection

Director: Raoul Walsh Cast: George Sidney, John Cromwell, Peter Ustinov
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Overview

Literary Classics Collection

Herman Melville's short novel Billy Budd is adapted for the screen in this 1962 film, which is distinguished by Robert Krasker's expressive black-and-white cinematography and Peter Ustinov's crisp direction. Terence Stamp is Billy Budd, a seaman forced to serve in the British Navy during the war between England and France in 1797. Billy looks upon all men as inherently good and, although his crew mates are initially skeptical about this sailor who appears too good to be true, he proves his mettle by his skills as a sailor and gains the respect of the crew -- all except for the ship's reviled master-at-arms John Claggert (Robert Ryan), who attempts to poison Billy's reputation by accusing him of instigating a mutiny. When the ship's captain, Edward Vere (Peter Ustinov) questions Billy about the charges, Billy reacts by striking Claggert, who falls over and dies from a blow on the head. A court-martial is called and Vere has to determine whether Billy should be hanged or acquitted.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/06/2007
UPC: 0085391108122
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]

Special Features

Billy Budd commentary by Terence Stamp and Steven Soderbergh; Vintage shorts, cartoons and radio programs on other titles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Kelly D'Artagnan
Gregory Peck Capt. Horatio Hornblower,Captain Horatio Hornblower
Robert Ryan Master-at-Arms Claggart
James Stewart Rudolf Rassendyll/King Rudolf V
Deborah Kerr Princess Flavia
Lana Turner Milady Countess DeWinter
Peter Ustinov Capt. Edward Fairfax Vere
Virginia Mayo Lady Barbara Wellesley
James Mason Rupert of Hentzau
June Allyson Constance Bonacieux
Melvyn Douglas The Dansker
Robert Beatty Lt. William Bush
Ronald Colman Rudolph Rassendyl/King Rudolf V,Major Rudolf Rassendyll/King Rudolf V
Louis Calhern Col. Zapt
Madeleine Carroll Princess Flavia
Terence Morgan Lieutenant Gerard
Terence Stamp Billy Budd
Van Heflin Robert Athos
Angela Lansbury Queen Anne
Denis O'Dea Admiral Leighton
Douglas Fairbanks Rupert of Hentzau
Jane Greer Antoinette de Mauban
John Neville Lt. John Ratcliffe
Lewis Stone The Cardinal
Mary Astor Antoinette de Mauban
Moultrie Kelsall Lt. Crystal
Ronald Lewis Jenkins
David Niven Capt. Fritz von Tarlenheim
James Robertson Justice Quist
Jennifer Jones Madame Bovary
C. Aubrey Smith Col. Zapt
Stanley Baker Mr. Harrison
James Kenney Midshipman Langley
Gig Young Porthos
Robert Coote Aramis

Technical Credits
George Sidney Director
John Cromwell Director
Peter Ustinov Director
Raoul Walsh Director
Richard Thorpe Director
George Cukor Director
W.S. Van Dyke Director
Vincente Minnelli Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Billy Budd
1. Credits [3:00]
2. Avenger and Rights of Man [3:47]
3. Billy Conscripted [4:27]
4. The Flogging [6:46]
5. It's Wrong [5:11]
6. Test of Strength [4:13]
7. He Decides [4:48]
8. Keep Your Hate Alive [4:15]
9. Force of Order [2:59]
10. Man on Every Spar [2:31]
11. Jenkins Falls [4:01]
12. The Way It Happened [4:58]
13. Promotion [4:49]
14. I Am What I Am [2:45]
15. Ignorance or Irony [2:49]
16. Coward's Confession [6:28]
17. Knife Edge [7:31]
18. Claggart's Accusations [5:17]
19. Death Blow [4:12]
20. Dead Man's Crimes [2:29]
21. Court Martial [2:34]
22. Dansker Senses Finality [4:38]
23. Military Justice [3:52]
24. Save Him and Us All [4:57]
25. My Duty and Yours [3:54]
26. Witness Execution [2:14]
27. Stand Back In the Ranks [3:59]
28. God Bless Captain Vere [4:23]
29. Perishable Things [2:16]
Disc #2 -- Captain Horatio Hornblower
1. Credits [1:14]
2. Lydia's Secret Mission [3:03]
3. Witness Punishment [3:35]
4. Wind In Their Sales [5:56]
5. Land-Ho! [3:04]
6. Strange Allies [3:30]
7. Guns for El Supremo [4:10]
8. After-Dark Strategy [4:15]
9. Seizing La Natividad [3:48]
10. Relinquishing Their Spoils [3:05]
11. New Alliance [3:14]
12. Lady Barbara Wellesley [5:29]
13. Sea Battle [4:10]
14. Gun Barrage [4:22]
15. Turnabout Victory [2:49]
16. Kiss Goodnight [2:17]
17. Nursing Her Ladyship [5:28]
18. Attracting Her Attention [3:45]
19. Falling in Love [3:09]
20. Not Free [3:56]
21. Goodbye [3:17]
22. Sad News [4:22]
23. Chance Encounter [2:19]
24. Strategy Session [3:04]
25. What MV Means [3:15]
26. Under False Colors [1:28]
27. Harbor Target [5:02]
28. Prisoners of War [5:26]
29. Escape [4:05]
30. Three Dutchman [4:14]
31. Hero's Welcome [4:43]
32. Ahem! Reunited [:51]
Disc #3 -- Madame Bovary
1. Credits [1:40]
2. Author On Trial [4:17]
3. Charles Meets Emma [4:06]
4. Dream World [4:36]
5. Country Wedding Scene [4:59]
6. Weeping Newlywed [4:15]
7. Entertaining [4:32]
8. Daily Routine [5:41]
9. The Ball [4:30]
10. The Waltz [4:18]
11. Leon's Mother [4:30]
12. Rodolphe's Advances [5:10]
13. Storybook Ambition [3:27]
14. No Cure for Hippolite [3:24]
15. Ecstasy [2:24]
16. Full-Flame Affair [4:10]
17. Take Me Along [4:33]
18. Left Behind [5:38]
19. Reunited With Leon [5:03]
20. Rueful Rendezvous [3:59]
21. Woman In trouble [4:00]
22. Tell the Woman Goodbye [3:34]
23. Facing Foreclosure [5:48]
24. No Help From Rodolphe [6:24]
25. Visit to the Apothecary [2:55]
26. Last Rites [3:19]
27. Lives Truthfully Touched [2:06]
28. Cast List [:44]
Disc #4, Side A -- The Prisoner of Zenda 1937
1. Credits [1:59]
2. Royal Resemblance [3:05]
3. All in the Family [3:04]
4. Night of Drinking [4:53]
5. King for a Day [3:54]
6. Wine Cellar Storage [2:51]
7. Impertinent Rupert [5:16]
8. Crowning Moment [6:10]
9. Princess Flavia [3:38]
10. Let Michael Wait [3:25]
11. How Much Your Life Means [2:55]
12. Missing Monarch [3:24]
13. Feeling About My King [2:08]
14. Royal Ball [4:11]
15. Bad Timing [2:56]
16. Declarations of Love [3:56]
17. King's Ransom [2:29]
18. Meeting Antoinette [4:57]
19. If I Shouldn't Return [3:28]
20. Rupert's Proposal [4:23]
21. Perhaps Die Like a King [2:43]
22. Man for the Task [2:59]
23. Inside Zenda Castle [4:48]
24. Death for Michael [2:27]
25. Haggling With Hentzau [4:30]
26. Last Fencing Lesson [3:35]
27. Always in My Heart [5:35]
28. Goodbye, Englishman [:49]
Disc #4, Side B -- The Prisoner of Zenda 1952
1. Credits [1:59]
2. Royal Resemblance [3:05]
3. All in the Family [3:04]
4. Night of Drinking [4:53]
5. King for a Day [3:54]
6. Wine Cellar Storage [2:51]
7. Impertinent Rupert [5:16]
8. Crowning Moment [6:10]
9. Princess Flavia [3:38]
10. Let Michael Wait [3:25]
11. How Much Your Life Means [2:55]
12. Missing Monarch [3:24]
13. Feeling About My King [2:08]
14. Royal Ball [4:11]
15. Bad Timing [2:56]
16. Declarations of Love [3:56]
17. King's Ransom [2:29]
18. Meeting Antoinette [4:57]
19. If I Shouldn't Return [3:28]
20. Rupert's Proposal [4:23]
21. Perhaps Die Like a King [2:43]
22. Man for the Task [2:59]
23. Inside Zenda Castle [4:48]
24. Death for Michael [2:27]
25. Haggling With Hentzau [4:30]
26. Last Fencing Lesson [3:35]
27. Always in My Heart [5:35]
28. Cast List [:49]
Disc #5 -- The Three Musketeers
1. Credits [2:03]
2. Would-Be Musketeer [3:44]
3. Duels on the Hour [4:52]
4. Four Against Five [4:48]
5. Dunked by D'Artagnam [3:08]
6. Rolling the Landlord [4:50]
7. Rescuing Constance [3:21]
8. Wooing Constance [3:24]
9. The Duke and the Queen [4:24]
10. Missions to England [5:10]
11. Coastline Chase [4:12]
12. Swords and Sand [2:46]
13. Missing Jewels [3:40]
14. Missing Comrades [4:53]
15. The Queen's Running Late [2:23]
16. Nick of Time [4:43]
17. Richelieu's Offer [3:31]
18. His Three Women [3:00]
19. De Ward in the Dark [5:18]
20. Truth About Milady [3:44]
21. Marked Woman [5:58]
22. Wherever I Am [5:09]
23. Plans and Demands [6:39]
24. My Dear Wife [2:16]
25. House Arrest [4:32]
26. Milady's Illness [4:49]
27. Escape [2:59]
28. Death of an Angel [3:41]
29. Repaid With Blood [5:17]
30. Return to...a Trap [3:18]
31. By My Order [2:53]

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