Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) 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.
|罗伯特·瑞安 (Robert Ryan)||饰||John Claggart - Master of Arms|
|彼得·乌斯蒂诺夫 (Peter Ustinov)||饰||Edwin Fairfax Vere - Post Captain Royal Navy|
|茂文·道格拉斯 (Melvyn Douglas)||饰||The Dansker - Sailmaker|
|保罗·罗杰斯 (Paul Rogers)||饰||Philip Seymour - First Lieutenant|
|约翰·内威尔 (John Neville)||饰||Julian Radcliffe - Second Lieutenant|
- 声音混合： Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
- 纵横比：2.35 : 1
|发行公司||Lorimar Television (1985) (TV) (United States)|
|Cawall Film (1963) (Theatrical) (Sweden)|
|Allied Artists Entertainment (2002) (DVD) (United States)|
|Parvisfilmi (1963) (Theatrical) (France)|
|J. Arthur Rank Film (1962) (Theatrical) (West Germany)|
|Kontinental (1962) (Theatrical) (Norway)|
|Oy Europa Vision AB (Video) (Finland)|
- When this movie opened in Britain in November, 1962, there was no mention of DeWitt Bodeen in the screenplay credits or the advertising. The screenplay was credited to Sir 彼得·乌斯蒂诺夫 and 罗伯特·罗森. However, whenever this movie has been shown on British television (it has been televised on only a handful of occasions in the U.K.), the credits have instead named Bodeen as Ustinov's only collaborator, and made no mention of Rossen.
- Independent Producer Frank Gilbert acquired the screen rights in 1956 and assigned the adaptation to 德威特·博丁. The rights were later sold to independent Producer and Director 罗伯特·罗森, who worked with Bodeen on a second screenplay. By the time it reached the screen in 1962, it had been sold to Sir 彼得·乌斯蒂诺夫, who wrote the final shooting script, but gave Bodenn a co-writer credit.
- 赫尔曼·梅尔维尔 had been writing poetry for thirty years when he returned to fiction with "Billy Budd" in late 1888. Still unfinished when he died in 1891, it was forgotten. Melville's biographer accidentally stumbled upon it when going through a trunk of Melville's papers in his granddaughter's New Jersey house in 1919. Melville's widow worked to help complete it, and it was finally published in 1924. Over the years, other unsatisfactory versions were published, but it wasn't until Melville's original notes were found that the definitive version was ultimately published in 1962. Coincidentally, Sir 彼得·乌斯蒂诺夫's movie version was released the same year.