Moby Dick (1956) U 8*

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Captain Ahab, skipper of whaling vessel the ‘Pequod’, sets sail from New Bedford, 1840, determined to avenge himself on Moby Dick, the whale who took off his leg and left him horribly scarred. Ahab works his crew up into a frenzy as they cross the oceans in search of their quarry, but his obsession takes a tragic turn when Moby Dick is finally sighted.

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This film is a classic and one of the best Melville’s Moby Dick adaptations. Also Gregory Peck and Richard Basehart are superb. Peck gives a great performance as an intense and brooding Captain intent on revenge.