Released on June 27 of 1956 in the USA, "Moby Dick" (also known as "Moby Dick la balena bianca", "Herman Melville's Moby Dick") is an Adventure/Drama film directed by John Huston, and written by Ray Bradbury , starring Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice, Harry Andrews and Bernard Miles.
Before the shark there was the whale (US rerelease 1976)
Who is the director of "Moby Dick":
Moby Dick was directed by John Huston, an American director, actor, writer, producer, and cinematographer.
Before Moby Dick, John Huston had directed Beat the Devil, released in 1953, Moulin Rouge (1952), The African Queen (1951), The Red Badge of Courage (1951), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), and Key Largo (1948). Since, he directed Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, released in 1957, A Farewell to Arms (1957), The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958), The Roots of Heaven (1958), The Unforgiven (1960), and The Misfits (1961).
When was "Moby Dick" released:
Moby Dick was initially released on Wednesday, June 27, 1956, in the United States.. This was sixty-three (63) years ago.
It has been released on Wednesday, November 14, 1956 in France; Wednesday, October 17, 1956 in Germany and on Wednesday, October 31, 1956 in Japan.
What is the casting of "Moby Dick":
At the casting of Moby Dick we find Gregory Peck, previously seen in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) and The Purple Plain (1954); Richard Basehart (La Strada (1954), The Good Die Young (1954)); Leo Genn (L' Amant de lady Chatterley (1955), Personal Affair (1953)) [ more... ]
- Mervyn Johns and James Robertson Justice, Bernard Miles, Noel Purcell can be seen in Doctor at Large, released in 1957.
- Leo Genn, Bernard Miles and Mervyn Johns also worked together in The Magic Box, released in 1951.
- Francis De Wolff and Harry Andrews, Bernard Miles can all be seen in Saint Joan, released in 1957.
- Edric Connor, Royal Dano and Orson Welles have all also be seen in King of Kings, released in 1961.
- Orson Welles and Edric Connor, Francis De Wolff also worked together in The Roots of Heaven, released in 1958.
- Leo Genn, Harry Andrews and Noel Purcell also worked together in The MacKintosh Man, released in 1973.
- Leo Genn, Harry Andrews and Mervyn Johns also appeared together in 55 Days at Peking, released in 1963.
What is the Storyline of "Moby Dick":
Set in 19th Century New England, the story follows the whaling ship Pequod and its crew. Leading them is Captain Ahab, who was almost killed by the 'great white whale', Moby-Dick. Now he is out for revenge. With the crew that has joined him, Ahab is out to destroy the huge mammal, but soon he learns that his obsession with vengeance is so great that he cannot turn back, eventually leading to his death & all save his newest able seaman, Ishmael.
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