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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.

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Captain Ahab
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Ishmael
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Starbuck
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Capt. Boomer
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Stubb
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The Manxman
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Ship's Carpenter
Edric Connor ...
Daggoo
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Peleg
Joseph Tomelty ...
Peter Coffin
Francis De Wolff ...
Capt. Gardiner
Philip Stainton ...
Bildad
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'Elijah'
Seamus Kelly ...
Flask
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Queequeg (as Friedrich Ledebur)
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Father Mapple
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tamba Allen ...
Pip (uncredited)
Tom Clegg ...
Tashtego (uncredited)
Mandy Harper ...
Young Girl (uncredited)
Ted Howard ...
Perth (uncredited)
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Barman / Ship's Lookout (uncredited) (voice)
A.L. Bert Lloyd ...
Lead Shantyman (and Shanty Adviser) (uncredited)
Arthur Mullard ...
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Robert Rietty ...
Revoicing (uncredited)
Iris Tree ...
Bible Woman (uncredited)
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Young Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Huston

Written by

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Ray Bradbury ... (screenplay) and
John Huston ... (screenplay)
 
Norman Corwin ... () (uncredited)
 
Herman Melville ... (novel "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale") (uncredited)

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Vaughan N. Dean ... associate producer
John Huston ... producer
Jack Clayton ... associate producer (uncredited)
Lee Katz ... associate producer (uncredited)

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Philip Sainton

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Oswald Morris ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Russell Lloyd

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Jean-Pierre Steimer ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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Geoffrey Drake ... (uncredited)
Stephen Drake ... (uncredited)

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Ralph W. Brinton ... (as Ralph Brinton)

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Elizabeth Haffenden ... (costumes designed by)

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Charles E. Parker ... makeup creator (as Charles Parker)
Hilda Fox ... chief hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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Cecil F. Ford ... production manager (uncredited)
Gerry Mitchell ... production manager (uncredited)

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Jack Martin ... assistant director
Kevin McClory ... assistant director (uncredited)
Peter Price ... third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Stephen B. Grimes ... assistant art director (as Stephen Grimes)
Bill Beavis ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Babs Gray ... model maker (uncredited)

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John W. Mitchell ... sound recordist (as John Mitchell)
Cyril Brown ... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Alfred Kirschner ... post-synchronization director (uncredited)
Alex Pront ... sound (uncredited)
Len Shilton ... sound (uncredited)
Hugh Strain ... assistant dubbing mixer (uncredited)

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Wally Armitage ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
George Blackwell ... special effects (uncredited)
Jim Hole ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Augie Lohman ... special effects (uncredited)
Curly Nelhams ... special effects (uncredited)

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Robert Clarke ... technical advisor: whale model (uncredited)
Charles E. Parker ... technical advisor: whale model (uncredited)

Stunts

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Robert Porter ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Powell ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader ... stunts (uncredited)
John Sullivan ... stunts (uncredited)

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Freddie Francis ... director of photography: second unit
Arthur Ibbetson ... camera operator
Ray Andrew ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dennis Bartlett ... title photographer (uncredited)
Steve Birtles ... gaffer (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... camera operator (uncredited)
Freddie Francis ... camera operator (uncredited)
Ernst Haas ... additional stills photography (uncredited)
George Higgins ... still photographer (uncredited)
Marc Hyams ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Alec Mills ... second camera: focus puller (uncredited)
Martin O'Connor ... key grip (uncredited)
Bob Penn ... still photographer: special publicity photographs (uncredited)
Kelvin Pike ... focus puller (uncredited)
Reg Pope ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Len Prout ... gaffer (uncredited)
Paul Wilson ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Trevor Wrenn ... clapper loader: second unit (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Babs Gray ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Harold V. King ... recording supervisor (as Harold King)
Louis Levy ... conductor

Transportation Department

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Eddie Frewin ... driver: generator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Robert Clarke ... technical advisor on whaling
John Huston ... color style creator
Oswald Morris ... color style creator
Angela Allen ... continuity (uncredited)
John Breslin ... dialect advisor (uncredited)
Tadeo Villalba ... production assistant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

This classic story by Herman Melville revolves around Captain Ahab and his obsession with a huge whale, Moby Dick. The whale caused the loss of Ahab's leg years before, leaving Ahab to stomp the boards of his ship on a peg leg. Ahab is so crazed by his desire to kill the whale, that he is prepared to sacrifice everything, including his life, the lives of his crew members, and even his ship to find and destroy his nemesis, Moby Dick. Written by E.W. DesMarais

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Taglines From the immortal adventure classic...of whaling men, their ships, and the sea! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Herman Melville's Moby Dick (United Kingdom)
  • Herman Melville's Moby Dick (United States)
  • Moby Dick, la ballena blanca (Spain)
  • Моби Дик (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Моби Дик (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 116 min
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Budget $4,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Gregory Peck initially blamed the poor reviews for his performance on the script, which he felt contained "too much prose from the novel". However, he later acknowledged that he had been too young for the part at 38, since Captain Ahab was supposed to be an old man at the end of his career (Ahab's age, as implied in the book's chapter "The Symphony", is 58). He added, "The film required more. At the time, I didn't have more in me." See more »
Goofs The way the ship was moved away from the pier was incorrect. The crew is shown hauling a line from the pier. This would not make the ship move forward. To move a ship out of the harbor, it is therefore, necessary to provide something to pull against. A special anchor, called a kedging anchor, is carried as far from the ship as possible by the longboat and then dropped to the seabed. The remaining crew pull the ship out to it winding the line around the capstan or winch, and then it is hauled up and the process repeated as many times as necessary. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Spisok korabley (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Drummer See more »
Crazy Credits The film finishes with 'Finis' instead of the usual 'The End'. See more »
Quotes Captain Ahab: From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Ye damned whale.
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