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Moby Dick
- Gregory Peck

Overview - In New Bedford, Connecticut, in the 1800s, a group of seamen board the Pequod, captained by Ahab (Gregory Peck). They know they're out to harpoon whales; what they don't realize is that Ahab once lost a leg to the magnificent white whale Moby Dick, and that he'll risk anything to get back at the animal that maimed him--including himself and every member of his crew.  Read more...

 
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Overview

In New Bedford, Connecticut, in the 1800s, a group of seamen board the Pequod, captained by Ahab (Gregory Peck). They know they're out to harpoon whales; what they don't realize is that Ahab once lost a leg to the magnificent white whale Moby Dick, and that he'll risk anything to get back at the animal that maimed him--including himself and every member of his crew. John Huston's adaptation of Melville's symbolic and allegorical masterpiece about one man's obsession with battling nature's most powerful creature makes beautiful use of Technicolor in bringing one of literature's most beloved works to vivid life. Ray Bradbury wrote the screenplay for this first-rate adaptation of Herman Melville's 1851 novel.

Cast List

Stephen B. Grimes
Stephen Grimes - Production Designer
Leo Genn - British Actor
John Huston - Oscar winning American director/writer/actor
Ray Bradbury - Sci-Fi Writer
Russell Lloyd
Oswald Morris - British DOP - "Lolita", "The Man Who Would Be King"
Philip Stainton - British Actor/Composer
Orson Welles - Director/screenwriter/actor, CITIZEN KANE
George Orson Welles - Director/screenwriter/actor, CITIZEN KANE
Richard Basehart - American Actor
Harry Andrews - British Actor
Louis Levy - British Composer\D. 1957
Herman Melville - Famous Novelist - "Moby Dick", "Billy Budd", etc...
Gregory Peck - Oscar winning American actor, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
Eldred Gregory Peck - Oscar winning American actor, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
Frederick Ledebur
James Robertson Justice - Scottish Character Actor
James Robertson-Justice - Scottish Character Actor
Ralph Brinton - Production Designer
Lehman Katz - Associate Producer
Bernard Miles - British Actor
Lord Bernard Miles - British Actor
Noel Purcell - Irish Character Actor
Mervyn Johns - Actor/Father Glynis

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 116
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 738329163525
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: September 2015

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Synopsis:
John Huston's adaptation of Melville's symbolic and allegorical masterpiece about one man's obsession with battling one of nature's most powerful creatures. In New Bedford, Connecticut in the 1800s, a group of seamen board the Pequod, captained by Ahab. They know they're out to harpoon whales; what they don't realize is that Ahab once lost a leg to the magnificent white whale Moby Dick, and that he'll risk anything to get back at the animal that maimed him... including himself and every member of his crew.

Notes:
A Moulin production. Shot in location in Ireland, Madeira, Wales, the Canary Islands, and London's Elstree Studios. Budget estimate at least $5 million. At one time, Orson Welles, who plays a small role in this version, had hoped to direct MOBY DICK himself. Even before he made his first film (CITIZEN KANE) he proposed the project to RKO, but he never succeeded in getting the green light to proceed. Color by Technicolor.

Reviews:
"...Eccentric.....It is brilliantly shot by British cinematographer Oswald Morris in rich, dark colours..." - 05/01/2000 Sight and Sound, p.66


"[I]t does have a heady richness -- you can really smell the brine. There's no question that the film's visual scheme bears the influence of Welles." - 05/01/2006 Premiere, p.98

 
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