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, Queequeg.Written by
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As Ishmael enters the church (around 25:30), the congregation is singing the hymn "Eternal Father, Strong To Save", a song which was not written until 1860 or 61. See more »
Hammer it good, mate. Don't want a leaky coffin!
I'll hammer your lips together, you little black weasel!
No, now, Cookie's right. Because if this ship sinks, it'll be 50 lively men fighting over one coffin, and that's a sight I don't want to miss!
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The European theatrical release version runs 120 minutes (about an hour from the original TV version was cut). This version is available on home video in the U.S. See more »
[Sung by sailors as they swab the deck] See more »
Not as good as the 1956 version
Patrick Stuart wasn't bad as Captain Ahab, but not as good as Gregory Peck. In the scene where Ahab is telling his crew that he will chase the "white whale" virtually around the world, Stuart felt the need to shout. Peck, on the other hand, did it far more intensly by a withering look and more sterness in his voice and didn't shout. A far better performance.
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