Oscar Winner Lionel Barrymore, Richard Widmark and Dean Stockwell star in this bittersweet and moving story of a young boy growing up on board a 19th Century whaling ship, directed by Henry Hathaway (True Grit, Niagara). Despite his increasing age and infirmity, whaling captain Bering Joy (Lionel Barrymore) takes his beloved grandson Jed (Dean Stockwell) on one last voyage to the treacherous South Atlantic to pass on his skills and to keep the family tradition alive. On board the whaler is a new First Mate (Richard Widmark), a college-educated man whose ideas clash... with the old sea captain's. As tensions rise between the two men, the ship slips deeper into some of the most dangerous sea in the world, where every frozen fog bank might conceal towering icebergs... [show more]
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