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An opera by Benjamin Britten, on a libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, adapted from the story by Herman Melville. Billy Budd is a young sailor aboard a British man-o'-war, persecuted... See more »

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Thomas Allen ...
Billy Budd
Philip Langridge ...
Captain Vere
Richard Van Allan ...
Claggart
Philip Guy Bromley ...
Mr. Flint
Clive Bayley ...
Ratcliffe
Edward Byles ...
Red Whiskers
Mark Richardson ...
Donald
John Connell ...
Dansker
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Neil Howlett ...
Mr. Redburn

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Barrie Gavin

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Eric Crozier ... (libretto)
 
E.M. Forster ... (libretto)
 
Herman Melville ... (novel)

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David Atherton ... conductor
Benjamin Britten ... music by

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Tim Albery ... stage director: opera

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An opera by Benjamin Britten, on a libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, adapted from the story by Herman Melville. Billy Budd is a young sailor aboard a British man-o'-war, persecuted by his master-at-arms, Claggart. Accused of mutiny, Budd accidently strikes Claggart dead, leaving Captain Vere with no choice but to hang him. Written by Anonymous

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  • Billy Budd (United Kingdom)
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  • 155 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The film was part of a mid 1980s - early 1990s cycle of mostly theatrical film adaptations of works and novels by E.M. Forster. The films were [in order]: A Passage to India (1984), A Room with a View (1985), Maurice (1987), Billy Budd (1988), Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991), and Howards End (1992). See more »
Movie Connections Version of Billy Budd (1952). See more »

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