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
A rousing tale of New Bedford whaling days, the golden age of American seafaring adventure. (Poster).
Did You Know?
The scenes of the giant whale attacking the ship were created on a California lake, using a miniature ship and a giant rubber whale puppet operated by short people. During the filming of one scene, the whale puppet sank with the puppeteers inside. Members of the film crew had to dive to the bottom of the lake to rescue the puppeteers. See more
Version of Moby-Dick