Filmography

The Sea Beast (1926) — Moby Dick (1930) — Dämon des Meeres (1931) — Moby Dick–Rehearsed (1955) — Moby Dick (1956) — Mr. Magoo’s Moby Dick (1964) — Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor (1967-69) — Moby Dick (1978) — 白鯨伝説 [Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick] (1997-98) — Moby Dick (miniseries, 1998) — Animated Epics: Moby Dick (2000) — Moby Dick: The True Story (2002) — Capitaine Achab (short film, 2003) — Into the Deep: America, Whaling, and the World (2010) — 2010: Moby Dick (2010)Moby Dick (TV series, 2011) — Age of the Dragons (2011) — Ahab (2013)






The Sea Beast (1926)

Director: Millard Webb; Starring: John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, George O’Hara, Mike Donlin

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Critic reviews

Mourdant Hall, The New York Times (Jan 16, 1926)

***For a commentary on Mourdant Hall see Jonathan Poritski on The Candler Blog.***

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from Martin F. Norden, Cinema of Isolation: A History of Physical Disability in the Movies (Rutgers, 1994) – order the book here.

Steve Biodrowski, “Sons of Moby Dick,” Cinefantastique Online (March 2, 2008)

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Moby Dick (1930)

Director: Lloyd Bacon; Starring: John Barrymore, Joan Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Noble Johnson

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Critic reviews

Staff, “John Barrymore in ‘Moby Dick,’ Astor,” The Reading Eagle (Oct 12, 1930)

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Steve Biodrowski, “Sons of Moby Dick,” Cinefantastique Online (March 2, 2008)

John D’Amico, “Lessons in Filmmaking #2: The White Whale,” Homages, Ripoffs, and Coincidences (April 27, 2013)
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Dämon des Meeres (1931)

Director: Michael Curtiz; Starring: William Dieterle, Lissy Arna, Anton Pointner

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Donald Crafton, The Talkies: American Cinema’s Transition to Sound, 1926-1931 (University of California Press, 1997), p. 427

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Moby Dick—Rehearsed (1955) – video recording of Welles’s play now considered lost

Director: Orson Welles; Starring: Gordon Jackson, Christopher Lee, Patrick McGoohan, Wensley Pithey

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Critic reviews

Samantha Ellis, “Moby Dick, London, June 1955,” The Guardian (Jan 6, 2004) – an assessment of contemporary reviews of the play

Louis Lopardi, “Death to Whiteness… Moby Dick – Rehearsed,” ArtZine (March 8, 2007) – review of Marc Silberschatz’s production of Welles’s play

Elyse Somer, “Moby Dick – Rehearsed,” CurtainUp: The Internet Theater Magazine of Reviews, Features, Annotated Listings (June-July, 1999) – review of Eric Hill’s production of Welles’s play

William Triplett, “Orson Welles’s ‘Moby Dick’: Doomed Leviathan,” The Washington Post (May 8, 1997) – review of Jack Marshall’s production of Welles’s play

Jason Zinoman, “The Great White Whale Through a Wellesian Lens,” New York Times (March 10, 2007) – review of a contemporary adaptation of Welles’s play, directed by Marc Silberschatz and starring Seth Duerr as Ahab

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Phil Hall, “In Search of Welles’s Lost Moby Dick Film,” Celebrity Banter (Feb 27, 2015)

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Moby Dick (1956)

Director: John Huston; Screenplay: Ray Bradbury; Starring: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

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Critic reviews

Bosley Crowther, The New York Times (July 5, 1956)

Phil Hall, Edge Media (Oct 4, 2010)

Variety Staff, Variety (Dec 31, 1955)

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Steve Biodrowski, “Ray Bradbury on Adapting Melville’s Allegorical Sea Monster, Moby Dick,” Cinefantastique Online (March 2, 2008)

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The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964 – TV series); Episode: “Mr. Magoo’s Moby Dick”

Starring: Jim Backus, Joan Gardner, Marvin Miller, Paul Frees

Watch the full episode here.

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Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor (1967-1969 – TV series)

Hannah Barbara Production Co.; Starring: Barry Balkin, Bobby Diamond, Patsy Garrett

Watch the series via KissCartoon here.

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Critic reviews

Terence Bowman, “Some of the Weirdest Animated Shows Ever Made for Kids,” “He Had on a Hat”: The Bowman Blog (Jan 25, 2011)

Terence Bowman, “Mighty Memories of a Mightor,” “He Had on a Hat”: The Bowman Blog (Feb 4, 2012)
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Moby Dick (1978)

Director: Paul Stanley; Starring: Jack Aranson

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Critic reviews

Matt Butcher, “Jack Aranson’s stage play of Moby Dick,” My Moby Dick (Jan 28, 2012)
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白鯨伝説 [Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick] (1997-1998 – animated TV series)

Director: Osamu Dezaki; Starring: Akio Ohtsuka, Emi Shinohara, Hiromi Tsuru… (English version: John Swasey, Andrew Love, Bradon Hunt…)

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Critic reviews

Jason Huff, “Review: Hakugei: Legend of Moby Dick,” The Anime Review

Theron Martin, “Call Me Lucky,” Anime News Network (Nov 21, 2005)
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Moby Dick (1998 – miniseries)

Director: Franc Roddam; Starring: Henry Thomas, Patrick Stewart, Bruce Spence, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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Critic reviews

Tony Scott, Variety (March 11, 1998)

Aaron Sherman, self-published (1998)

Frederick C. Szebin, Cinefantastique (1998) – via Cinefantastique Online
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Animated Epics: Moby Dick (2000 – paint-on-glass animated TV movie)

Director: Natalya Orlova; Starring: Tim Guinee, William Hootkins, William Hope, and Rod Steiger

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Moby Dick: The True Story (2002)

Director: Christopher Rowley; Starring: Greg Atkins, Justin Chatwin, Curtis Harrison

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Critic reviews
ScottC, “Review: Moby Dick: The True Story,” need coffee dot com (May 7, 2003)
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Capitaine Achab (2004 – short film)

Director: Philippe Ramos; Starring: Frédéric Bonpart, Alexis Locquet, Valérie Crunchant

Critic reviews

Tom von Logue Newth, ScreenCrave (July 2, 2008) – review of LA Film Festival 08

Fred Thorn, Plume Noir
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Into the Deep: America, Whaling, and the World (2010 – PBS film, American Experience)

Director: Ric Burns; Starring: Nathaniel Philbrick, Robert Sean Leonard, Willem Dafoe

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Critic reviews

Sam Allis, Boston Globe (May 10, 2010)

Mark A. Perigad, Boston Herald (May 10, 2010)

James Wiliford, Humanities (March/April 2010)
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2010: Moby Dick (2010)

Director: Trey Stokes; Starring: Barry Bostwick, Renée O’Connor, Matt Lagan, Adam Grimes

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Critic reviews

inmate 977, ObservationNotes (2010)
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Moby Dick (2011 – TV series)

Director: Mike Barker; Starring: William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, Charlie Cox, Eddie Marsan

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Critic reviews

Nancy Dewolf Smith, The Wall Street Journal (July 29, 2011) – must have subscription to view

Alessandra Stanley, The New York Times (July 31, 2011)

Hank Steuver, The Washington Post (July 31, 2011)
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Age of the Dragons (2011)

Director: Ryan Little; Starring: Danny Glover, Vinnie Jones, Corey Sevier, Sofia Pernas

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Critic reviews

R. Patrick Alberty, “Melville Takes to the Sky in the Age of the Dragons,” Cinefantastique Online (Aug 24, 2010)

R.L. Shaffer, IGN (Aug 6, 2012)

John Soltes, Hollywood Soapbox (Dec 22, 2012)
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Ahab (2013)

Director/writer: Brian Holton; Starring Sean McCollum

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Critic reviews

Matt Kish, On the creation of the “AHAB the movie” print, Spudd64 (Jan 9, 2013)

Lucy Leitner, “AHAB the Movie,” Hollyburgh (July 6, 2012)

Lucy Leitner, “Ahab Premiere,” Hollyburgh (April 8, 2013)

PLPR, “Pittsburgh the New Hollywood,” Pretty Living PR (April 2, 2013)

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3 thoughts on “Filmography

  1. I would like to buy the “Animated Epics: Moby Dick (2000 paint-on-glass animated TV movie)”
    Where could I find it, please?

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