EspañolEnglishSvenskaFrançaisPortuguês
Search
RAZZIE AWARDS 2021 (NOM.)   |   NOW IN THEATERS   |  
7.9

Billy Budd (1962)

Billy Budd
Running time: 112 min. | Genre: Adventure, Drama, Marine adventures, Judicial Drama, Army, Century XVIII, Napoleonic wars
Billy Budd

Synopsis

H.M.S. Avenger is headed into battle against the French fleet during the Napoleonic Wars, and the dark shadow of two recent mutinies in the English fleet concern Captain Vere. He relies on his cruel and often sadistic Master-at-Arms John Claggert to maintain what he believes to be tenuous order and discipline aboard the ship. When a new seaman, Billy Budd, is pressed into service from a passing merchantman, his innocent, happy-go-lucky attitude quickly endears him to both his messmates as well as the ship's officers. However, his charismatic naivete seems to bother Claggert, whose perverse depravity makes him resent Billy's good-natured purity, especially after the teenager's promotion to fore-top captain. The mean-spirited Claggert unfairly plots to put him on report and ultimately perjures himself when he accuses Billy of conspiring to mutiny.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Supporting Actor (Terence Stamp)
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best British Screenplay
NOMINATED
Most Promising Newcomer to Film (Terence Stamp)
NOMINATED
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best British Film
NOMINATED
Best Foreign Actor (Robert Ryan)
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Billy Budd

Director

Peter Ustinov

Producer

Allied Artists, Rank Film Distributors

Running time

112 min.

Screenwriter

Peter Ustinov, DeWitt Bodeen, Robert Rossen, Louis O. Coxe, Robert H. Chapman (Novela: Herman Melville)

Music

Anthony Hopkins

Cinematography

Robert Krasker (B&W)

Year

1962

Country

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ranking

IMDb
7.9

It May Interest You

 

https://polymovies.com