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Moby Dick

Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice, Harry Andrews, Orson Welles, Bernard Miles, Mervyn Johns
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Ishmael asks innkeeper Peter Coffin, referring to harpooner Queequeg, “Why didn’t you tell me I was sleeping with a cannibal?”
”Well, better a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.” (0:10)

Ishmael tells Queequeg, “Many is the Christian wishes he was a dark man on a cannibal isle.” (0:19)

Captain Boomer asks Captain Ahab, “Think me crazy?”
”Are you stove-in drunk?” (1:00)

Crewman Flask tells harpooner Stubb, “They’re crazy, or I’m going blind.”
”Ye idiots, that’s my whale you’re cutting loose.” (1:01)

Mate Starbuck: “I see how madmen beget more madmen. Yet could I cure their madness now?” (1:36)

Ahab asks Starbuck, “Why this madness of the chase, this boiling blood and smoking brow?” (1:37)