Billy Budd Overview:

Billy Budd (1962) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Peter Ustinov and produced by Peter Ustinov and A. Ronald Lubin.

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorTerence StampNominated

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On Blu-ray: Billy Budd (1962) and The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

By KC on Sep 28, 2018 From Classic Movies

While Billy Budd (1962) and The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) take widely different approaches to a period milieu, they are both at their best when they spotlight their charismatic performers. The literary-sourced Budd and life-based Bean were recently released on Blu-ray from Warner Archi... Read full article

Billy Budd (1962)

By Beatrice on Sep 13, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Billy Budd Directed by Peter Ustinov Written by Peter Ustinov and DeWitt Bodeen from the play by Louis O. Coxe and Robert H. Chapman based on the novel by Herman Melville 1962/UK Allied Artists Pictures/Anglo Allied First viewing/Netflix rental The acting is the thing in this symbolic maritime tr... Read full article

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Captain Vere: I am just a man, not fit to do the work of God... or the Devil.

Lieutenant Seymour: Aye sir, that is your right.
Captain Vere: It's no right. Which one of us here have rights? It's my duty and I must perform it.

William O'Daniel, maintopman: [After Jenkons' burial at sea] Well, that's the end of Enoch Jenkins. Over the side he goes and his mates soon forget him.
Alan Payne, maintopman: They'll not forget him so soon, I'm thinking.
The Dansker, sailmaker: Ah, whatever happened to Jenkins, he ain't worried now. He got a hundred fathoms between him and the troubles of his life.
Billy Budd: I'd rather be buried at sea than on the shore when I come to die. Will you stand by the plank, mates, so I can shake a friendly hand before I sink?
[After a pause, they all laugh]
Billy Budd: .

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Favorite film of actor Jeff Bridges.
French visa # 26957.
Finnish censorship visa # 66146.
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