Adapted from Herman Melville’s novel, this film takes us on board the whaler Pequod, under the command of Captain Ahab. Obsessed with finding the whale that deprived him of his former command and his leg, the Captain is bent on revenge. In this version of the classic story, an important part is given to the woman Ahab loves, Faith Mapple, and the ending is very different from the one in the novel. Starring John Barrymore and Joan Bennett. Director Lloyd Bacon. Produced by The Vitaphone Corporation (Warner Bros.).
Introduced by Brian Taves, Senior Cataloger, Library of Congress and author of The Romance of Adventure: The Genre of Historical Adventure in the Movies.