Moby Dick is a 1956 film adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick. It was directed by John Huston with a screenplay by both Huston and Ray Bradbury.
The whaling ship Pequod was portrayed by, appropriately, the Moby Dick. Built in England in 1887 as the Ryelands, the ship came into the hands of the film industry in the 50s, and was also used in Treasure Island. It was destroyed by fire in Morecambe, England in 1972.
The schooners used were Harvest King and James Postlethwaite, both from Arklow, Ireland.
The film starred Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, and Orson Welles.
And the whale.