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Old Ironsides (1926)

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

Director:

James Cruze

Writers:

Laurence Stallings (story), Harry Carr (suggested and adapted by) | 2 more credits »
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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 ... The Cook
William Conklin William Conklin ... Esther's Father
Effie Ellsler ... Esther's Mother
Arthur Ludwig Arthur Ludwig ... Second Mate
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Storyline

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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WHAT A YARN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | History

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Trivia

At the tavern scene where George Bancroft's character is presented, he shows a tattoo in his right forearm inscribed "G BANCROFT MASTER GUNNER U.S.S. CONSTITUTION". A funny wink to the audience . See more »

Crazy Credits

[modern print] Score produced by Film Technology Company, Inc. and performed by Gaylord Carter at the Sargent/Stark Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ in Hollywood, California. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Old Tin Sides (1927) 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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Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 December 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Old Ironsides 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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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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