Dämon des Meeres (1931)

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Dämon des Meeres was a German-language version of the 1930 English-language Warner Bros. production Moby Dick, which was directed by Lloyd Bacon and starred John Barrymore and Joan Bennett (See Entry). For information on other film versions of Melville's novel, please consult the entry below for the 1956 Warner Bros. production of Moby Dick, directed by John Huston and starring Gregory Peck and Richard Basehart. ...

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Dämon des Meeres was a German-language version of the 1930 English-language Warner Bros. production Moby Dick, which was directed by Lloyd Bacon and starred John Barrymore and Joan Bennett (See Entry). For information on other film versions of Melville's novel, please consult the entry below for the 1956 Warner Bros. production of Moby Dick, directed by John Huston and starring Gregory Peck and Richard Basehart.

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Based on the novel Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville (New York, 1851).
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Alternate Title:
Moby Dick
Release Date:
1931
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Berlin opening: 2 Mar 1931
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United States
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German
SYNOPSIS

[This is the German-language version of the 1930 English-language film, Moby Dick . The plot of that film is similar to that of the 1926 film The Sea Beast , which is given below; character names refer to that film.] Ahab Ceeley and his half brother, Derek, are rivals for the hand of Esther Harper, a minister's beautiful daughter. Because Esther favors his brother, Derek pushes Ahab overboard on a whaling trip; Ahab's leg is chewed off by Moby Dick, a white whale; and he returns to Esther a broken and embittered man. Ahab, believing that Esther no longer loves him, becomes captain of a whaler and obsessively sets out to kill Moby Dick. Ahab learns of Derek's treachery and, after killing the whale, kills Derek. Ahab return to New Bedford and, his obsession gone, settles down with ...

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[This is the German-language version of the 1930 English-language film, Moby Dick . The plot of that film is similar to that of the 1926 film The Sea Beast , which is given below; character names refer to that film.] Ahab Ceeley and his half brother, Derek, are rivals for the hand of Esther Harper, a minister's beautiful daughter. Because Esther favors his brother, Derek pushes Ahab overboard on a whaling trip; Ahab's leg is chewed off by Moby Dick, a white whale; and he returns to Esther a broken and embittered man. Ahab, believing that Esther no longer loves him, becomes captain of a whaler and obsessively sets out to kill Moby Dick. Ahab learns of Derek's treachery and, after killing the whale, kills Derek. Ahab return to New Bedford and, his obsession gone, settles down with Esther.

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