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58 Ratings

Billy Budd

Directed by Peter Ustinov
United Kingdom, 1962


Herman Melville’s short novel Billy Budd is adapted for the screen, distinguished by Robert Krasker’s expressive black-and-white cinematography and Peter Ustinov’s crisp direction.

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Billy Budd Directed by Peter Ustinov

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1963 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

National Board of Review

1962 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1963 | 5 nominations including: Best British Film

Directors Guild of America

1963 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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