Moby Dick

Moby Dick

MOBY DICK. 1956 film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel directed by John Huston with screenplay by Ray Bradbury. Set in 19th-century New England, the story follows the whaling ship Pequod and its crew. Leading them is Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck) who was almost killed in an earlier encounter with the "Great White Whale Moby Dick" which bit off much of his left leg. Now he is out for revenge. With the crew that has joined him, Ahab is out to destroy the huge sea mammal, but his obsession with vengeance is so great that he cannot turn back, eventually leading his death and all of his crew, save his newest able seaman Ishmael. Distributed by Warner Bros and released on June 27th 156 it took $5.2m USD at the Box Office and is regarded as a success and grand movie adventure by critics.

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Moby Dick

Reference Number. 13099


A wonderful original vintage 1955 autograph book, clearly signed in various inks on individual pages by an incredible eleven members of the main cast PLUS the film's legendary director John Huston d1987 ; Gregory Peck d2003 (Captain Ahab) / Richard Basehart d1984 (Ishmael) / Leo Genn d1978 (Starbuck) / James Robertson Justice d1975 (Captain Boomer) / Bernard Miles d1991 (The Manxman) / Harry Andrews d1989 (Stubb) / Noel Purcell d1985 (Ships Carpenter) / Edric Conner d1968 (Daggoo) / Tamba Allenby d2016 (Pip) and Tom Clegg d1996 (Tashtego)

There is also a sketch drawn by writer / journalist Kevin Casey and two other names (Ted Lewis and John Fraser)

An amazing little time capsule obtained during the making of the film


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Sean Kelly

Reference Number. 12697B


A rare vintage cardstock Moby Dick cast photograph, clearly signed on the reverse in green ink "To Mrs Bertie Ryan, sincerely Seamus Kelly"

Seamus Kelly d1979 played Flask in the 1956 film

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