Whaler Ahab Ceeley (John Barrymore) and his half-brother, Derek (George O’Hara), are both in love with Esther Harper (Dolores Costello), a reverend’s daughter. To get rid of his rival, Derek shoves Ahab overboard during a frenzied hunt for the legendary white whale Moby Dick, making it look like an accident. With one leg gone, Ahab is rejected by Esther. 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.
Director: Millard Webb
Story by: Herman Melville
Production company: Warner Bros.
Stars: John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, George O’Hara