Billy Budd, Sailor
Herman Melville

Billy Budd :: Herman Melville :: Allied Artists, 1962 :: 3:00 min.
Billy (played by Terence Stamp), a naive merchant seaman, accidentally kills cruel officer Claggart (Robert Ryan), the ship's master of arms. Struggling with the question of punishment, Captain Edward Fairfax Vere (Peter Ustinov) and his lieutenants debate the moral necessity of executing Billy.

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