This silent movie is based on Melville's classic Moby Dick. Ahab and his brother compete for the affections of minister's daughter Esther. But the great white whale has been eluding the harpooners, bearing many scars of failed attacks. Can our hero Ahab succeed where others have perished? Written by
Did You Know?
In an interview that appeared in The American Dancer (January 1929), Joyzelle Joyner
stated that many times she not only designed but actually made her own costumes. "For instance, the one which caused so much favorable comment when worn in the prologue to 'The Sea Beast.' The dancing was rather exotic, and although she haunted all of the costume houses, Joyzelle could not find a garment that suited the part of the native maiden. Finally, an inspiration struck her, and she rushed out and bought three rolls of clothesline, which she promptly raveled and then dyed, red, green and yellow. The result was a most effective costume especially when combined with the head-dress of real animal horns and feathers. The total cost of the 'ensemble' was $3.00." Unfortunately, the copies of "The Sea Beast" that have survived do not seem to contain the dance prologue featuring Ms. Joyner. See more
Version of Moby Dick