The Sea Beast
B&W : Ten reels / 10,250 feet
Directed by Millard Webb
Cast: John Barrymore [Captain Ahab Ceeley], Dolores Costello [Esther Harper], George O’Hara [Derek Ceeley], Mike Donlin [Flask], Sam Baker [Queequeg], George Burrell [Perth], Sam Allen [a sea captain], Frank Nelson [Stubbs], Mathilde Comont [Mula], James Barrows [Reverend Harper], Vadin Uranoff [Pip], Sojin (Sojin Kamiyama) [Fedallah], Frank Hagney [Daggoo]
Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / Scenario by Bess Meredyth, from the novel Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville. Assistant director, George Webster. Cinematography by Byron Haskins, with additional cinematography by Frank Kesson. / © 12 December 1925 by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated [LP22137]. Released 15 January 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The novel was again adapted, with Barrymore again starring, by Warner Brothers as Moby Dick (1931) [English-language version], and as Dämon des Meeres (1931) [German-language version].
Survival status: Print exists in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive (Henry A. Strong collection) [16mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 19 August 2008.
References: Carroll-Matinee pp. 148, 149; Edelman-Baseball p. 28; FilmDaily-1926 p. 16; Geduld-Birth p. 140; Lahue-Gentlemen pp. 17, 22; Limbacher-Feature p. 215; Parish-Glamour p. 43; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 136-138, 194 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.