Moby Dick

Moby Dick (1956)

The man – The whale – The vengeance – The mightiest adventure ever seen!

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama
  • Release Date: 1956-06-27
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 373 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Moulin Productions Inc.
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Huston
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In 1841, young Ishmael signs up for service aboard 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.

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  • Gregory Peck

    as Captain Ahab
  • Richard Basehart

    as Ishmael
  • Leo Genn

    as Starbuck
  • James Robertson Justice

    as Capt. Boomer
  • Harry Andrews

    as Stubb
  • Bernard Miles

    as The Manxman
  • Noel Purcell

    as Ship's Carpenter
  • Edric Connor

    as Daggoo
  • Mervyn Johns

    as Peleg
  • Joseph Tomelty

    as Peter Coffin
  • Francis de Wolff

    as Capt. Gardiner
  • Philip Stainton

    as Bildad
  • Royal Dano

    as Elijah
  • Seamus Kelly

    as Flask
  • Friedrich von Ledebur

    as Queequeg
  • Orson Welles

    as Father Mapple
  • John Huston

    as Barman / Ship's Lookout (voice) (uncredited)
  • Carol White

    as Young Girl (uncredited)
Camera Arthur Ibbetson Camera Operator
Sound Louis Levy Conductor
Camera Freddie Francis Second Unit Director of Photography
Writing John Huston Screenplay
Directing John Huston Director
Production John Huston Producer
Art Stephen B. Grimes Assistant Art Director
Directing Kevin McClory Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth Haffenden Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Charles E. Parker Makeup Designer
Camera Oswald Morris Director of Photography
Sound John W. Mitchell Sound Recordist
Editing Russell Lloyd Editor
Art Geoffrey Drake Production Design
Writing Herman Melville Author
Writing Ray Bradbury Screenplay
Production Vaughan N. Dean Producer
Sound Philip Sainton Original Music Composer
Sound Len Shilton Sound
Art Ralph W. Brinton Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Hilda Fox Hairdresser
Sound Alex Pront Sound
Camera Reg Pope Clapper Loader