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Billy Budd 1962 123movies

Billy Budd 1962 123movies

The men! The mutiny! The might of the greatest adventure classic of the high seas!Nov. 12, 1962119 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – H.M.S. Avenger is headed into battle against the French fleet during the Napoleonic Wars, and the dark shadow of two recent mutinies in the English fleet concern Captain Vere (Sir Peter Ustinov). He relies on his cruel and often sadistic Master-at-Arms John Claggert (Robert Ryan) to maintain what he believes to be tenuous order and discipline aboard the ship. When a new seaman, Billy Budd (Terence Stamp), is pressed into service from a passing merchantman, his innocent, happy-go-lucky attitude quickly endears him to his messmates as well as the ship’s officers. However, his charismatic naivete seems to bother Claggert, whose perverse depravity makes him resent Billy’s good-natured purity, especially after the teenager’s promotion to fore-top Captain. The mean-spirited Claggert unfairly plots to put him on report and ultimately perjures himself when he accuses Billy of conspiring to mutiny.
Plot: 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.
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Billy Budd 1962 123movies 1 Billy Budd 1962 123movies 27.9/10 Votes: 4,215
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Reviews:

Ryan’s ‘Claggart ‘ Unfogettable
A nice, innocent kid getting brutalized by an incredibly-sadistic 1700s ship officer is not always easy to watch, but this is one of the better under-publicized films of its day. It sill holds up, some 40-plus years later, and I’m still wondering when a DVD will come out. The great cinematography alone makes this cry out for a good DVD transfer.

It was an apt choice to cast Robert Ryan as the sadistic “Claggart.” Ryan played mostly villains in his career and is extremely effective in that role here as an intelligent-but-sick-and-vicious bully. In fact, his character in Billy Budd remains one of the most memorable villains I’ve seen in a half century of movie watching. It isn’t just his deeds. The looks on his face alone as he delivers his lines make him fascinating.

Peter Ustinov gives a great performance as the captain of the ship and a man who has to make a big, big decision about Mr. Budd, played by a young and boyish-looking Terrence Stamp. The character “Billy Budd” is about as pure and innocent as some of the characters Jennifer Jones played in the 1940s, such as Cluny Brown, Bernadette Soubirous or Jennie Appleton. Also of interest is Melvyn Douglas as the aging seaman.

This is simply a powerful and very involving film, one that is hard to forget.

Review By: ccthemovieman-1 Rating: 9 Date: 2006-03-12
Ustinov should have stuck to acting, as directing is obviously not in his DNA
When a film receives critical acclaim the director is usually the first person that the media points to as being responsible for the film’s success. I noticed that IMDB has Billy Budd at an overall rating of 7.9 which I am more than a bit surprised at such a high overall rating.

Peter Ustinov as the film’s director penciled himself in as none other than the ship’s Post Captain of the Royal Navy, Edwin Fairfax Vere, and the crew’s moral compass. When Billy Budd is confronted by the mean and manipulative liar Master of Arms/Captain John Claggart (Robert Ryan) trouble follows the young Billy Budd (played by 24 year old Terrence Stamp), whose fate is left in the hands of the ship’s Post Captain of the Royal Navy, Edwin Fairfax Vere, and his military brass.

I thought Robert Ryan was not cast properly as the Master Of Arms and that hat he is wearing looked absolutely ridiculous. His hat reminds me of the Irish leprechaun from the Lucky Charms cereal commercials. All that was needed was for Robert Ryan to jump up in the air and kick up his heels as he doles out his punishment(s) to the various crew members to be reminded he was acting more like a leprechaun and less as a Master Of Arms.

I also did not think that this film held up well over the decades. I certainly would not even place it near to the class of watchable film as the 1954 film Caine Mutiny, starring Humphrey Bogart, and/or the 1962 Mutiny On the Bounty, starring Marlon Brando. I love the old films all the way from the 1940’s-70’s so as much as I wanted to see Billy Budd I am going to blame the poor delivery on the film’s director and star Peter Ustinov. He really should have stuck to acting only.

I give the film a poor 3 out of 10 rating. I cannot recommend Billy Budd for any value whatsoever.

Review By: Ed-Shullivan Rating: 3 Date: 2018-01-06

Other Information:

Original Title Billy Budd
Release Date 1962-11-12
Release Year 1962

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Approved
Genre Adventure, Drama, War
Director Peter Ustinov
Writer Louis O. Coxe, Robert H. Chapman, Herman Melville
Actors Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas
Country United Kingdom
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 8 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length 3,450 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process CinemaScope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Billy Budd 1962 123movies
Billy Budd 1962 123movies
Original title Billy Budd
TMDb Rating 7.7 39 votes

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