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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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Moby Dick is rated Not Rated:

Director: John Huston
Cast: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Friedrich von Ledebut, Leo Genn

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Director John Huston brought the seafaring epic, Moby Dick, to the big screen in 1956. Based on the classic novel by Herman Melville, this oceanic tale follows the… 
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Why Is Moby Dick Rated Not Rated?

Violence: While engaged as sailors on a whaling ship, men kill the great beasts by… 
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How does Captain Ahab’s desire for revenge blind him to reason? Why are the other… 
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