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Where do I start with my admiration? Gregory Peck is amazing in this as most all of his roles. He brought passion and pain to the character that showed his greatness. I have been a fan of Ray Bradbury since I was 10. I loved the colorful supporting cast who smoothly propel this story from the beginning. I congratulate Houston for this masterpiece that has instructed so many filmmakers and audiences. I hope adults will watch and enjoy Moby Dick with their children as my parents and grandparents did with me.
best version of moby dick.
- paul caraccio
saw it in a theatre at 18, Loved it then,love now. I wish they would release the original movie soundtrack by louis levy and orch. I have it by the moscow symphony orch. No comparison to original. Please,someone, do the right thing. Thank You. P.C.
- Rudy Pavlic
Aurora is absolutely correct! I saw Moby Dick in the theater.....it was a wide screen production. I hope somebody out there releases it the way it should be seen. I have it, but on a modified for TV edition. This film should be seen widescreen.
better than described
This web page claims the original aspect ratio of the film is 1:33 but in fact it is more like 1:66 from what I saw! It aired recently on TCM and I was fortunate to not only view it for the first time [finally] but see that TCM indeed aired a widescreen version. Sadly, the information on TCMs website states it was not widescreen, and neither is it even available on home video in widescreen. That is a shame. The film is great, and well worth seeing for both the fine performances and the great cinematography. But if you have it on DVD you are getting a pan and scan version and may not realize this. I have been wanting to see this film for years but was highly skeptical of the 1:33 aspect ratio when I saw it available on DVD. I am glad I finally did get to see it on TCM because it confirmed my suspicions. Hopefully it will be re-released in it's proper format.
Moby Dick (1956)
- Jay Higgins
Gregory Peck gives a fine and sincere performance and this is a plus in this adaptation of the literary classic. I would have expected better, it doesn't quite capture the essence of the novel. All in all though, it's a good story and well produced.
Gregory Peck makes a fearsome Ahab
This is one of Peck's best performances. He truly brings out the Ahab of Melville's book right from the pages. You can see the madness in him and how it plays off the crew. The special effects were also quite good in this movie.
O' Thall Whale!
One of the greats in cinematic acheivements with John Huston's great Direction. Gregory Peck is powerful with his Shakespearean performance. (O' Thall Whale! I Killeth The!)