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.
WHAT A YARN! (original print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
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
[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
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