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Seaman Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) and his tormentor, Master of Arms John Claggart (Robert Ryan)
Seaman Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) and his tormentor, Master of Arms John Claggart (Robert Ryan)

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Category: Action/Adventure, DramaNotable as: Action/Adventure, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Adventure Film, Action/Adventure, Action Film, Film adaptation, DramaMain subject: seamanshipRuntime: 94 - 123 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United KingdomDirector: Peter UstinovScreenwriter: Peter Ustinov, Robert Rossen, DeWitt Bodeen, Herman MelvilleBased on: Billy Budd, SailorMusic: Antony HopkinsCinematography: Robert KraskerStars: Terence Stamp, Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Rogers, John Neville, David McCallum, John Meillon, Lee Montague, Niall MacGinnis Producer: Peter UstinovAwards won: Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor (Terence Stamp)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Terence Stamp)
BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay
BAFTA Award for Best Film
BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy Film Award for Best British Film
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Billy Budd is a 1962 CinemaScope film produced, directed, and co-written by Peter Ustinov. Adapted from the stage play version of Herman Melville's short novel Billy Budd, it starred Terence Stamp as Billy Budd, Robert Ryan as John Claggart, and Ustinov as Captain Vere. Stamp was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and received a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Male Newcomer. The film was nominated for four BAFTAs.

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