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Moby Dick

Based on the classic novel by Herman Melville, this 1956 film adaptation of the oceanic tale follows the troubled and ill-fated voyage of Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck) and his hapless crew. Obsessed by getting revenge, the captain disregards all reason as he tracks Moby Dick, the great white sperm whale that took his leg in an earlier encounter.

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Overall: B+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 116
Theater Release: 27 Jun 1956
Video Release: 07 Sep 2010
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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A gentler interaction with the mighty mammals is shown when a young Maori girl from New Zealand steps in to help a pod of beached whales in Whale Rider. The seafaring Captain Jack Aubrey, the hero of Patrick O’Brian’s novels, sets sail on the big screen in the film adaptation of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. John Huston also took the director’s seat for The African Queen.

Home Video Extra Features

Moby Dick is part of the Literary Classics DVD Collection, releasing on September 7, 2010, from Twentieth Century Fox and MGM Home Entertainment.

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