HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: HERMAN MELVILLE'S MOBY DICK (TV)

Summary

One in this weekly dramatic anthology series presented by Hallmark. Performed live, this drama is an adaptation of Herman Melville's classic tale about a whaling skipper seeking revenge against the great whale that cost him his leg. The story is told from the point of view of Ishmael, a young man who signs on board Captain Ahab's ship. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab is so obsessed with killing the white whale that he puts the lives of his crew in danger. Includes commercials.

(Beginning with the live telecast of the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" on December 24, 1951, Hallmark has sponsored a series of dramatic specials which, since 1952, has aired under the title "Hallmark Hall of Fame." From 1952 to 1955 Hallmark also presented "Hallmark Hall of Fame," a weekly half-hour dramatic anthology series hosted by Sarah Churchill. The first program, "Dr. Serocold," was televised in January 1952 under the title "Hallmark Television Theatre." This series also ran under the title "Hallmark Summer Theatre" in July and August 1952.)

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: May 16, 1954 Sunday 5:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:59:27
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T85:0440
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1952-1955
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Hallmark

CREDITS

    • Albert McCleery … Director
    • Herman Melville … Writer
    • Howard Rodman … Adapted by
    • Victor Jory … Cast, Captain Ahab
    • Hugh O'Brian … Cast, Starbuck
    • Lamont Johnson … Cast, Ishmael
    • Harvey Stephens … Cast, Stubb
    • Thomas B. Henry … Cast, Fedallah
    • Nestor Paiva … Cast, Captain Peleg
    • Earl Lee … Cast, Elijah
    • Charles Mauu … Cast, Queequeg
    • John Hamilton … Cast, Captain Jeroboam
    • Tim Graham … Cast, Carpenter
    • Howard McNeely … Cast, Pip
    • Steven Darrell … Cast, Tashtego
    • James Logan … Cast, Captain Rachael
    • John Larch … Cast, the First Sailor
    • Steve Mitchell … Cast, the Second Sailor