Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
When Richard Basehart's Ishmael is walking into the Youghal. County Cork, location of New Bedford in the opening scene, the first shot is from the top of Powetscourt waterfall, County Wicklow, a mere 251 kms up the road!
Call me Ishmael.
During the scene when the masts and Ahab's harpoon are covered with St. Elmo's fire, the luminous phenomenon was shown as a green glow. Physically, St. Elmo's fire is a bright blue or violet glow, appearing like fire in some circumstances, from tall, sharply pointed structures, so the color of the phenomenon is incorrect.
The film finishes with 'Finis' instead of the usual 'The End'.
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