The Sea Beast (1926)
|Producer(s)||Warner Bros. Entertainment|
|Top Genres||Adventure, Drama, Film Adaptation, Silent Films|
The Sea Beast Overview:
The Sea Beast (1926) was a Adventure - Silent Films Film directed by Millard Webb and produced by Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Flash Gordon (1936, Frederick Stephani), Chapter 4: Battling the Sea BeastBy Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 5, 2017 From The Stop Button
Battling the Sea Beast opens with Buster Crabbe fighting an octopus. Mostly it?s Crabbe?quite enthusiastically?feigning a struggle against one or two legs of the octopus, which shows no life once they?re battling. Before it was stock footage; with the fight, it?s a passive prop Crabbe has to get goi... Read full article
The Sea Beast (Millard Webb, 1926)By Judy on Apr 24, 2011 From Movie Classics
Since reading Moby Dick a few years ago, I’ve been ?interested in seeing different film and stage versions of it. I was especially intrigued to see John Barrymore playing Ahab, as sadly only one of his full Shakespearean roles survives on film (Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet). It is often said t... Read full article
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To "doctor" the film, Jack L. Warner enlisted the help of Rupert Hughes, who reedited it and provided new titles. Since no compensation had been agreed upon, Warner sent a check for $1500, which Hughes returned saying he had done the work as a favor to both Warner AND Herman Melville.
Priscilla Bonner was originally cast as Esther because John Barrymore's first choice, his then-love 'Mary Astor (I)', was unavailable. Before filming started he met and fell for Dolores Costello and replaced Bonner with her.
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