Moby Dick (1956)

Sole Survivor of the Pequod

Ishmael (Richard Baseheart) witnesses the sinking of the Pequod and barely survives himself.

Directed by John Huston.

Released in 1956 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Sailor
  • action: Swim
  • editors-choice: Animal Attacks
  • editors-choice: Endings
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Classic Literature
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on the Book
  • mood: Dark
  • prop: Coffin
  • setting: Ship
  • setting: Ocean
  • theme: Loss
  • theme: Survival
  • actor: Richard Basehart
  • director: John Huston
  • producer: Vaughan N. Dean
  • producer: Lee Katz
  • producer: John Huston
  • cinematographer: Oswald Morris
  • composer: Philip Sainton
  • costume-designer: Elizabeth Haffenden
  • production-designer: Geoffrey Drake
  • role-name: Ishmael
  • screenwriter: Herman Melville
  • screenwriter: Norman Corwin
  • screenwriter: Ray Bradbury
  • screenwriter: John Huston
  • year: 1956
  • studio: MGM