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Moby Dick (27-Jun-1956)

Director: John Huston

Writers: Ray Bradbury; John Huston

From novel: Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Music Composed by: Philip Sainton

Producer: John Huston

Keywords: Action/Adventure

The tale of Captain Ahab's obsessive and self-destructive quest to find and kill Moby Dick, the white whale who disfigured him as a young man. As with Melville's prose, the story is related by Ishmael, sole survivor of the whaling ship Pequod. Although young for an Ahab, Gregory Peck at the time was the only name actor who could take this role. Huston's adaptation captures the spirit of this difficult novel.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harry Andrews
Actor
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Richard Basehart
Actor
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Royal Dano
Actor
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Francis De Wolff
Actor
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Actor
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Actor
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Actor
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Actor
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Noel Purcell
Actor
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CAST

Gregory Peck   ...   Capt. Ahab
Richard Basehart   ...   Ishmael
Leo Genn   ...   Starbuck
with
James Robertson Justice   ...   Capt. Boomer
Harry Andrews   ...   Stubb
Bernard Miles   ...   Manxman
Noel Purcell   ...   Carpenter
Edric Connor   ...   Daggoo
Mervyn Johns   ...   Peleg
Joseph Tomelty   ...   Peter Coffin
Francis De Wolff   ...   Capt. Gardiner
Philip Stainton   ...   Bildad
Royal Dano   ...   Elijah
Seamus Kelly   ...   Flask
Friedrich Ledebur   ...   Queequeg
and
Orson Welles   ...   Fr. Mapple

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