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John Paul Jones (1959)

The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia.

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Aimee de Tellison
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Dorothea Danders
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King Louis XVI (as Jean Pierre Aumont)
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John Wilkes
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Capt. Richard Pearson
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Marie Antoinette (as Susan Canales)
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Russian Chamberlain (as Jorge Riviere)
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Peter Wooley
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Gunner Lowrie
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Duncan MacBean
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The swashbuckling adventures of the hero of the Revolutionary War. His contributions weren't always appreciated by the new U.S. government. After the way Congress show their displeasure by sending him to the Russia of Catherine the Great. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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16 June 1959 (USA)  »

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Su imperio era el océano  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Eric Pohlmann replaced George Sanders. See more »

Goofs

Jones was born and raised in Scotland, and did not speak English with Robert Stack's undisguised American accent. See more »

Quotes

Esek Hopkins: Whoever heard of sending Marines to fight on the land?
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle Dandy
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flawed but still good
3 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the other reviewer hit the nail right on the head, this movie is full of historical inaccuracies, the house of burgess is in Williamsburg, Virginie, and John Paul Jone's brother lived and is buried in historic downtown fredericksburg, a good two hour drive from Williamsburg. the Virginie love triangle is rather silly. despite the flaws, i've liked this movie ever since i was a little boy and saw it on TNT during one of the fourth of July marathons... maybe i like my heroes a little stiff, but i thought Robert stack did an alright job. although, it would be nice to see the movie remade with a little more historical accuracy, and maybe have Mel Gibson or Russel crowe or a Scottish actor play jpj... he'd sound a little more accurate, i can watch this movie over and over again.


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