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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... See more »

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Captain Ahab Ceeley
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Esther Harper
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Derek Ceeley
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Flask
Sam Baker ...
Queequeeq
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Perth (as George Burrell)
Sam Allen ...
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Frank Nelson ...
Stubbs
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Mula
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Rev. Harper
Vadim Uraneff ...
Pip
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Fedallah (as Sojin)
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Daggoo
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Dancer in prologue
Leonora Summers ...
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Directed by

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Millard Webb

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Herman Melville ... (novel "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale")
 
Bess Meredyth ... ()
 
Rupert Hughes ... (title writer) (uncredited)
 
Jack Wagner ... () (uncredited)

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Byron Haskin
Frank Kesson

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Rupert Hughes ... (uncredited)

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George Webster ... assistant director

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Duke Green ... stunt double: John Barrymore (uncredited)

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Bert Lynch ... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert H. Wagner ... camera operator (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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 Anonymous

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Taglines A rousing tale of New Bedford whaling days, the golden age of American seafaring adventure. (Poster). See more »
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Also Known As
  • Jim le harponneur (France)
  • La fiera del mar (Spain)
  • Il mostro del mare (Italy)
  • A Fera do Mar (Portugal)
  • Når himmel og hav mødes (Denmark)
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  • 136 min
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Trivia Priscilla Bonner was originally cast as Esther because John Barrymore's first choice, his then-love 'Mary Astor (I)', was unavailable. Before filming started he met and fell for Dolores Costello and replaced Bonner with her. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (1991). See more »

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