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Billy Budd (1962) Film of the Week #239

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Billy Budd (1962) Film of the Week #239


Post by joachimt » July 29th, 2018, 7:02 pm

Film of the Week #239: Billy Budd (1962)


Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

#194 on 500<400, with 177 checks.
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#194(NEW) Billy Budd (1962)
Directed by: Peter Ustinov
(461.52 Pts, 7 Votes) , Top 1–10–50: 1–2–4
History: 194742544384←NA
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This movie fits the current <400 Checks Challenge.

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Post by cinewest » July 30th, 2018, 4:14 am

Yet another film from my 500>400 list. It probably needs a rewatch, as I saw it years ago, and remember being most impressed by the performances

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Post by Cocoa » July 30th, 2018, 4:59 pm

I enjoyed it. Great performances by the actor playing the title character as well as a few others 8/10

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Post by weirdboy » August 10th, 2018, 12:22 am

Agreed on the performances. Stamp was excellent, and this was probably my favorite role for Robert Ryan--he really sells his character in this one, albeit a bit melodramatically.

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