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Billy Budd (26 Apr. 1955)
"General Motors Presents" Billy Budd (original title)

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Set in the year 1783 aboard H.M.S. Indomitable, then at war with the French, an innocent young sailor is hung from the ship's mast as a result of violence and corruption among the crew.

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Captain Edward Fairfax Vere
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Douglas Campbell ...
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Joe Austin
Norman Ettlinger
Donald Ewer
Jon Granik
Max Helpmann
George Hislop
Charles Jarrott
Ivor Murillo
Robert Sherriff
Sandy Webster
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Set in the year 1783 aboard H.M.S. Indomitable, then at war with the French, an innocent young sailor is hung from the ship's mast as a result of violence and corruption among the crew.

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In a 2004 interview, William Shatner recalled that this live production got off to a shaky start when star Basil Rathbone got his foot caught in a bucket and was unable to deliver his first few lines. See more »

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