Moby Dick

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Overview

In 1841, young Ishmael signs up for service abroad the Pequod, a whaler sailing out of New Bedford. The ship is under the command of Captain Ahab, a strict disciplinarian who exhorts his men to find Moby Dick, the great white whale. Ahab lost his his leg to that creature and is desperate for revenge. As the crew soon learns, he will stop at nothing to gain satisfaction.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $4,500,000.00

Revenue $10,400,000.00

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Release Information

  • June 27, 1956
    Theatrical

Genres

Keywords

Cast 10

  1. Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck
    Captain Ahab

  2. Richard Basehart
  3. Leo Genn

    Leo Genn
    Starbuck

  4. James Robertson Justice

    James Robertson Justice
    Captain Boomer

  5. Harry Andrews
  6. Bernard Miles

    Bernard Miles
    The Manxman

  7. Friedrich von Ledebur
  8. Mervyn Johns
  9. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles
    Father Mapple

  10. John Huston

    John Huston
    Barman

Crew 10

Camera

  1. OM

    Oswald Morris
    Director of Photography

Directing

  1. John Huston

    John Huston
    Director

  2. Kevin McClory

    Kevin McClory
    Assistant Director

Editing

  1. RL

Production

  1. VN

    Vaughan N. Dean
    Producer

  2. John Huston

    John Huston
    Producer

Sound

  1. PS

    Philip Sainton
    Original Music Composer

Writing

  1. Herman Melville
  2. Ray Bradbury

    Ray Bradbury
    Screenplay

  3. John Huston

    John Huston
    Screenplay

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