I saw this when I was twelve at the now-defunct PIX Theater in White Plains, NY and was fascinated by it. It has only been released to VHS, and terribly cropped from its 2.35:1 image. Directed by (and starring) Peter Ustinov along with an angelic Terence Stamp as Budd and Robert Ryan as evil personified Captain Clegg. Dynamite seagoing adventure based on Melville. Way-y-y underseen these days (except a rare showing on TCM). Don't know who owns the rights (it was released theatrically, then at first on video, by Allied Artists, then by Key, which was Fox then), but PLEASE make this available on DVD!