The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
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Adventure | Drama
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

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Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Captain Ahab's descent into madness destroys everyone around him. This powerful character drew John Barrymore, Orson Wells and John Huston. This film has been called the best, most authentic version of Herman Melville's MOBY DICK.

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Moby Dick (1930)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In this extremely loose adaptation of Melville's classic novel, Ahab is revealed initially not as a bitter and vengeful madman, but as a bit of a lovable scamp. Ashore in New Bedford, he ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: John Barrymore, Joan Bennett, Lloyd Hughes
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 Ishmael (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Elijah (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mr. Stubb (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Peter Coffin (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mr. Flask (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Captain Ahab (2 episodes, 1998)
Piripi Waretini ...
 Queequeg (2 episodes, 1998)
Vivianne Benton ...
 Sal Coffin (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Bulkington (2 episodes, 1998)
Norman Yemm ...
 Carpenter (2 episodes, 1998)
Michael Jackson ...
 Shantyman (2 episodes, 1998)
Warren Owens ...
 Cook (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Little Pip (2 episodes, 1998)
Harold Hopkins ...
 Captain Peleg (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Captain Bildad (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Starbuck (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Father Mapple (2 episodes, 1998)
Matthew E. Montoya ...
 Tashtego (2 episodes, 1998)
Michael Edward-Stevens ...
 Dagoo (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Perth (2 episodes, 1998)
Apirana Taylor ...
 Dough Boy (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Fedallah (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Captain Boomer (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Captain Gardiner (2 episodes, 1998)
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Herman Melville's classic 1851 sea tale about the vengeful sea Captain Ahab who seeks to kill the great white whale who took his leg and is willing to forego the safety and endurance of his crew to do it. The tale is told from the vantage of the only surviving member, Ishmael, a young man who joins the crew of the Pequod for his first seafaring with the aid of his harpoonist friend, Queequeeg. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and for some intense whaling action/violence | See all certifications »
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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Gregory Peck (Father Mapple) portrayed Captain Ahab in Moby Dick (1956). See more »

Quotes

Peter Coffin: You a commadore, then, or a cook?
Ishmael: No, a simple sailor, jumping from spar to spar like a grasshopper in a May meadow. Very much like a slave. But who isn't a slave? Tell me that.
Peter Coffin: I suppose you're going whaling, then?
Ishmael: Aye. Would you be having a room for a simple sailor, Mr. Coffin?
Peter Coffin: Aye, if you've no objection to sharing a blanket with a simple harpooner.
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Version of Moby Dick (1930) See more »

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South Australia
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[Sung by sailors as they swab the deck]
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Worth seeing for the lead actors
27 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Watching this made-for-cable version of one the great novels is worth your time, especially if you haven't already read the book. There's nothing too spectacular about it, and any sense of what the day-to-day life of the crew of an 18th century whaling is lost, but it's a well-made, straight-foward drama of one of the greatest stories ever told. Can anyone ever lose completely with material like this? Patrick Stewart is excellent as Captain Ahab, a man truly lost at sea as he obsessed over finding and killing the white whale that took his leg. Perhaps even better though is Ted Levine as Starbuck, the man who tries hard to be Ahab's conscience. The two actors are able to create a great tension that the director can't. *** out of ****


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