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Moby Dick

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Previous film versions of insisted upon including such imbecilities as romantic subplots and happy endings. John Huston's 1956 remains admirably faithful to its source. "Call me Ishmael" declares itinerant whaler Richard Basehart as the opening credits fade. Though slightly intimidated by the sermon delivered by Father Mapple (Orson Welles in a brilliant one-take cameo), who...more

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