Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Season 1 Episode 15

Billy Budd

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 11, 1952 on CBS
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Billy Budd
Set in 1797, a young man who's pure of heart is pressed into service aboard a Royal Naval vessel during the Napoleonic Wars. Loved by fellow crew members, he's tormented mercilessly by the ship's sadistic master-at-arms, Claggert. After Claggart makes false accusations of mutiny against Budd, Claggart is killed. This leads to a shipboard court-martial, with Billy on trial.moreless

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