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.

Director:

Robert Mulligan

Writers:

Jacqueline Babbin (adaptation), Jacqueline Babbin | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Eric Berry Eric Berry
Roberts Blossom
Tom Clancy Tom Clancy
Thayer David
James Donald ... Captain Vere
George Ebeling George Ebeling ... Dansker
Robert Gerringer
Pat Malone Pat Malone
Malachy McCourt
Roddy McDowall ... Squeak
John McLiam
Don Murray ... Billy Budd
Tim O'Connor
Jason Robards
Alfred Ryder ... Claggart
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1959 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Talent Associates See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Malachi Throne's television debut. See more »

Connections

Version of Schlitz Playhouse: Billy Budd (1952) See more »

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