Set in 19th-century New England, the story follows the whaling ship Pequod and its crew. Leading them is Captain Ahab, who was almost killed in an encounter with the “great white whale”, Moby Dick, which bit off much of his left leg. Now he is out for revenge. With the crew that has joined him, Ahab is out to destroy the huge sea mammal, but his obsession with vengeance is so great that he cannot turn back. Gregory Peck stars in this thrilling adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby-Dick. The film features a screenplay written by Ray Bradbury and director John Huston.