Acclaimed director John Huston’s (The African Queen, The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo)authorative, masterly version of Herman Melville’sfabled novel is cinema at its most spectacular.
Intelligently adapted by novelist Ray Bradbury,
MOBY DICKdraws upon the narration of the surviving shipmate of a terrible tragedy to tell the classic tale of Captain Ahab’s (Gregory Peck) obsessive hunt for the great white whale that has dictated his destiny ever since leaving him a peg-legged cripple. In a perilous journey that will take Ahab and his crew to the ends of the earth, no sacrifice is too great in Ahab’s thirst for bloody revenge.
Stunningly shot and impressively staged – MOBY DICK is anexciting, epic work bolstered by first rate performances (as Father Mapple Orson Wellesdelivers a charismatic, show-stopping cameo) and Huston’saudacious vision.