Moby Dick parents guide

Moby Dick

The big fish that wouldn't go away.

Overall B+

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.

Release date June 27, 1957

Violence C
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use C

Why is Moby Dick rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Moby Dick Not Rated

Run Time: 116 minutes

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Moby Dick
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Moby Dick rated Not Rated? Moby Dick is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

Violence: While engaged as sailors on a whaling ship, men kill the great beasts by repeatedly harpooning them until blood fills the surrounding waters. Out of anger, a man stabs a whale again and again with a long spear.A man has the skin on his chest sliced open by another sailor. Two men engage in a knife fight.Sailors experience moments of peril during an ocean storm. Men threaten each other with a harpoon and pistol.A whale is seen with many harpoons stuck in his back. Characters drown at sea and one man is repeatedly dragged under water by a fish. A large fish slams into a ship, causing it to sink. Falling objects on the ship crush and kill a young boy.

Sexual Content: Couples exchange fond goodbyes before sailors leave on voyage.

Language: Mild name-calling is included.

Drug and Alcohol Use: Characters frequently drink or smoke.

Other: A cannibal has a dried human head in his possession. Numerous plaques in honor of drowned sailors are seen in a church. A boy is lost at sea. A supernatural event takes place on a ship when a strange green light covers the masts. A coffin serves as a flotation device for a man.

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Moby Dick
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video NA

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Cast and Crew

Moby Dick is directed by John Huston and stars Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Friedrich von Ledebut, Leo Genn.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Moby Dick movie is September 7, 2010. Here are some details…

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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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.