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Old Ironsides (1926)

An American fighting ship battles Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean in the 18th century.

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James Cruze

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Laurence Stallings (story), Harry Carr (suggested and adapted by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Farrell ... The Commodore
Esther Ralston ... Esther
Wallace Beery ... Bos'n
George Bancroft ... Gunner
Charles Hill Mailes ... Commodore Preble
Johnnie Walker ... Lt. Stephen Decatur
Eddie Fetherston Eddie Fetherston ... Lt. Richard Somers
Guy Oliver ... First Mate
George Godfrey George Godfrey ... The Cook
William Conklin William Conklin ... Esther's Father
Effie Ellsler Effie Ellsler ... Esther's Mother
Arthur Ludwig 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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Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 December 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fragata Invicta See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,434,461
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut (uncredited) of Richard Alexander. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Young Ironsides (1932) See more »

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Rip-roaring adventure both on land and at sea!
15 May 2006 | by DrezzillaSee all my reviews

This picture is absolutely fantastic. I just saw it two nights ago when I was clearing out my room and felt in the mood for a sea epic. It's funny how someone like me, who doesn't even know how to swim (and doesn't plan to), indulges himself with every sea picture he sees. Chuck Farrell proves a worthy choice for the lead; a dreamer, seeking adventure on the high seas. Esther Ralston, even though I'm anti-blonde, is gorgeous as his supporting heroine. The portion of the cast that MADE the picture however was Wallace Beery and George Bancroft. They were awesome characters and the fight scenes between them were hilarious. I will NOT reveal anymore important plot elements, see the picture for yourself and enjoy. Just make sure to bring a towel, you're bound to get drenched with excitement.


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