MOBY DICK (Theatrical Release USA 1956)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Moby Dick—touted as a classic—does not present a particularly interesting story. Gregory Peck, the lead actor, does not fit this story well as he did in To Kill A Mockingbird. This story required a rougher personality, perhaps a Humphrey Bogart or a Spencer Tracy, to play the lead character.

Storyline

A man obsessed with killing a large whale endangers his whole crew.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Huston for directing effort. Thank you to Producer John Huston for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck), Ishmael (Richard Basehart), Starbuck (Leo Genn), Captain Boomer (James Robertson Justice), Stubb (Harry Andrews), The Manxman (Bernard Miles), Ship’s Carpenter (Noel Purcell), Daggoo (Edric Connor), Peleg (Mervyn Johns), Peter Coffin (Joseph Tomelty), and Captain Gardiner (Francis De Wolff).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. There is some value in watching how whaling ships used to operate, but that is a small advantage for time and money spent.



Ben Meyers

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