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Moby Dick 1956

From Amazon: There are so many things right about this 1956 production of Moby Dick, it's a shame it is remembered for the one (debatable) thing wrong with it. As Captain Ahab, the bearded, one-legged, insanely obsessed whaler, Gregory Peck has often been called miscast. The mild, level-headed Peck had many talents, but the volcanic eruptions of Ahab seemed beyond him--even Peck himself felt he was a bad fit for the part after he finished playing it. (Pauline Kael opined that Peck looked like "a stock-company Lincoln.") Yet Peck's quiet brooding works an intriguing variation on the fiery character. John Huston, a director with a taste for location...

Directed By:
No image existsJohn Huston
Written By:
Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
No image existsJohn Huston
Gregory PeckGregory Peck
No image existsRichard Basehart
No image existsOrson Welles
No image existsLeo Genn
No image existsHarry Andrews
No image existsFriedrich Ledebur

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Moby Dick Movie Review by BillyBob (3/21/2011)

A dick by any other name would be so big?

Like, how the hell (I repeat) HOW THE HELL does a whale ever get named "Moby Dick", anyways? I mean, I don't know about you, but...

Oh. Never mind.

You know, I probably would've rated this 1956 version of MOBY DICK somewhat higher than 3 stars, 'cause, believe me, it actually...

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