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Old Ironsides (1926)

 -  Drama | History  -  6 December 1926 (USA)
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An American fighting ship battles Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean in the 18th century.

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Cast overview:
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The Commodore
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Esther
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Bos'n
George Bancroft ...
Gunner
Charles Hill Mailes ...
Commodore Preble
Johnnie Walker ...
Lt. Stephen Decatur
Eddie Fetherston ...
Lt. Richard Somers
Guy Oliver ...
First Mate
George Godfrey ...
The Cook
William Conklin ...
Esther's Father
Effie Ellsler ...
Esther's Mother
Arthur Ludwig ...
Second Mate
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Early in the 19th century, the USS Constitution is launched as part of an effort to stop piracy in the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, a young man determined to go to sea is befriended by the bos'n of the merchant ship Esther, and he joins her crew. When the Esther reaches the Mediterranean, she too, along with the Constitution, becomes involved in the battle against the pirates. Written by Snow Leopard

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PRISONERS---held for ransom!---lovers at the mercy of Barbary pirates! Captives on an American vessel, with the frowning guns of Tripoli threatening the outlet to the sea and freedom! Then came ---- "OLD IRONSIDES" See more »

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6 December 1926 (USA)  »

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A Fragata Invicta  »

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This was the first film to be shown using the Magnascope system. See more »

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One mans view of a good old film
21 February 2000 | by (Kent England) – See all my reviews

Old Ironsides a good film but you have to wait for the real action to start,which does not come in to play until you near the end of the film.But do watch and wait for there is a fantastic ship explosion which is well worth waiting for.Wallace Beery plays a right devious hard nut character and he looks the part.Esther Ralston looks great and once again toward the end of the film she lets her hair down and looks even better.The start of the film is a bit slow then when it moves on to life on the ship there are some funny parts and you get a glimpse of what life on board may have been like.Just one downside to the film for me,the Wurlitzer organ,after ten minutes it drove me mad,what did I do?, I simply turned off the volume sat back and enjoyed the rest of the film.I must say take the time to watch Treasure Island (1934)which also stars Wallace Beery, he plays a fantastic Long John Silver.


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