Moby Dick

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MGM Released 1956

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Director:
John Huston (I)
Released:
1956
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Moby Dick is a British film adaptation of one of the most famous novels ever written in the Western world, Herman Melville's Moby Dick. This 1956 movie directed by John Huston and starring Gregory Peck, remains in high regard as maybe the best of many attempts to translate the story to the big screen. First of all, Call him Ismael (played by Richard Basehart). He is recounting the catastrophic events of a recent whaling expedition aboard the Pequod on the under the mad, Captain Ahab (Peck), an insane peg legged commander who lost his leg in a dreadful encounter with a fierce white whale named Moby Dick. This madmen is so bent on revenge that he's willing to but everything and anything at risk to harpoon the whale and get his life's satisfaction. The screenplay was written by another famed novelist, Ray Bradbury, author of "Fahrenheit 451". Special cameo by film mogul, Orson Welles.
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