1926 Press Photo John Barrymore in The Sea Beast - mjx31613 This is an original press photo. There are no featured audience reviews for The Sea Beast at this time. In this scene, Barrymore's portrayal of agonizing pain as an antiseptic is poured over what remains of his leg contributed to his fame as a silents actor. " However, Movie Monthly was less enthusiastic about the film, declaring that it "does not come up to expectations, principally because its story turns out to be quite preposterous". At that moment, Derek pushes him overboard and Ahab loses a right leg to the whale. Coming Soon. I saw The Sea Beast online, at YT, in a very poor quality print, so I can’t really review it properly but just wanted to say something about it while it is fresh in my mind. The Sea Beast. Ahab raises his harpoon to kill the beast, but at that moment, Derek pushes him overboard and Ahab loses his right leg to the whale. At the beginning of the story, Ahab and his step brother Dererk (George O'Hara) compete for the affections of a winsome minister's daughter, Esther Wiscasset (Dolores Costello). Maurizio Roca’s “Film Noir Countdown,” W.C. Fields’ Festival, Stage Play “Angels in America Part 2,” and Tribeca Festival on Monday Morning Diary (April 25) « Wonders in the Dark.
Qty: Backorder. The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his Captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. It seems that both Barrymore versions of Moby Dick rather sideline Ahab’s obsession with the whale and concentrate on a prequel centred on a lurid love story – leading to a tagged-on happy ending.
Adult Animation, Action & Adventure, Adventures, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy Movies. | Very interesting. 3. Costello is very good as the lovelorn heroine. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. Description. They won't be able to see your review if you only submit your rating.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Agreed that both versions are unlikely to appeal to Melville purists! Don't have an account? This silent movie is based on Melville's classic Moby Dick.
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Coming Soon. Everyone is done symbolically (as in that Nicholas Nickelby 4 night play) with barest of suggestive props (though enough to build a ship). |. I was especially intrigued to see John Barrymore playing Ahab, as sadly only one of his full Shakespearean roles survives on film (Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet). The following saga of Ahab's pursuit of the whale takes on the aura of a super-human quest, far beyond the proportions of its first motivation. I’d love it if you could email me five recommendations of films to see. Barrymore had always wanted to do a film version of Moby Dick and insisted on making this film first rather than the prospected first contract film Don Juan. "The Sea Beast" is a film made in 1926, very loosely based on Herman Melville's 1851 novel "Moby Dick." Like you I am hoping Warner Archives will get around to this title, perhaps even going with the double feature you aptly recommend. Adult Animation. | Rotten (1). This silent movie is based on Melville's classic Moby Dick. Actually the filmed "Moby Dick" has neither Ishmael nor Starbuck. I would very much like to see the production on stage.
Cinelinx But the great white whale has been eluding the harpooners, bearing many scars of failed attacks. Due to the success of this film, an all-talking version was released in 1930 under Melville's original book title, with Barrymore again in the role of Captain Ahab. I agree on the strangeness of this insistence of substituting conventional love stories or inserting them into stories where the author consciously eschewed such matter. Unaware his brother caused the tragedy, Ahab becomes a captain and sets off to kill the whale he blames for robbing him of his true love. The Sea Beast is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Millard Webb, starring John Barrymore, Dolores Costello and George O'Hara. Well, Judy, this is one of those films that I am totally unfamiliar with. Ashore in New Bedford, he ... See full summary ». This FAQ is empty. All Critics (1)  The New Castle News of Pennsylvania called it a "remarkable picture" which "represents the finest in motion picture art", considering it to be the biggest picture of the year.
The film was a major commercial success and one of the biggest pictures of 1926 becoming Warner Brothers' highest grossing film.
The film was a major commercial success and one of the biggest pictures of 1926 becoming Warner Brothers' highest grossing film. Coming Soon. Add the first question. The Sea Beast Some vigorous plying of scissors to the tasteless areas and The Sea Beast could be made into a better-than-average-program picture.
One of the most popular of Barrymore's films, this version extends the story beyond the final battle of man versus whale in a variation on Melville's book. The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick! J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius, Fall TV First Look: Find Out What’s Coming, The Best Peacock Original Shows and Movies, All Upcoming Disney Movies: New Disney Live-Action, Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and More.  The ship used in the film, The Narwhal, was actually a former fighting ship with decks stained with blood from fights. The Sea Beast is the first adaptation of Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick, a story about a monomaniacal hunt for a great white whale. The image is an example of a ticket confirmation email that AMC sent you when you purchased your ticket.  Barrymore exploited the romantic scenes with Costello to their full potential in the film, displaying a "boyish enthusiasm" according to biographer Margot Peters, which made him fall out with Costello's mother.