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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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King Louis XVI (as Jean Pierre Aumont)
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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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This was the first of the many large-scale movies which producer Samuel Bronston would make in Spain. He had discovered that several American industrial concerns had had money frozen in Spain by the Franco government and was able to persuade them to use it to finance film-making based in the country; the Du Pont chemical concern put up the money for this film. See more »

Goofs

When Captain Pearson of the Serapis surrenders his sword, John Paul Jones refuses to accept it. After the battle Jones did accept the sword, although it was returned to Pearson a few days later. See more »

Quotes

John Paul Jones: [about his crew] Work 'em hard, train 'em hard, and keep 'em happy.
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Yankee Doodle Dandy
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Traditional Anglo-American song
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John Paul Jones movie extras
27 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just a question; where was JPJ filmed? (I'm looking for ALL locations)and does the movie archive keep a list of unnamed and uncredited extras who appeared (in the backdrop) of the film? My folks have had a replica of the Declaration of Independence in our living room that they say was a souvenir given to people (i.e. my uncle) who were hired by the producers as extras. He said that he was a signer of the document. He and my aunt also kept a copy in their house. It's been awhile since I've seen the movie, but I will look more closely next time to see if I recognize him. My uncle wasn't an actor, but a military man (retired, I think, by that time). He had to have been in the right place at the right time to be chosen as an extra. I'd love to have more info. Jeff


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