Original Allied Artists One Sheet Poster (27x41). Folded. Very Fine Condition.
Original Allied Artists One Sheet Poster (27x41) for the Peter Ustinov seagoing adventure drama, BILLY BUDD (1962) starring Robert Ryan, Ustinov, and Terence Stamp. In 1962, while MGM was mired in cost overruns for MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1962) that will wind up making the film cost over $15 million-- Allied Artists rented an existing Man-O-War sailing ship and through Ustinov's shrew guidance spent only $1 million to create this enduring seagoing masterpiece. Based on the famous story by Herman Melville, this is the tale of a sweet and innocent Billy who gets brutalized by an incredibly sadistic officer who has inexplicably developed a deep hatred for the teenager. This powerful and memorable film has exceptional performances by Ryan as the sick and vicious Claggart, Ustinov as the conscience-tortured Captain Vere, and Stamp as the young and innocent Billy. Stamp in his second film role received the only Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. This original one sheet poster is folded and in very fine condition.
Melvyn Douglas - Actor
Terence Stamp - Actor
Robert Ryan - Actor
SIR PETER USTINOV - Actor/Director