Old Ironsides (Blu-ray)

Directed by James Cruze

Release Year: 1926
Running Time: 114
UPC: 7 38329 23126 2
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: NR
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Cast
Wallace Beery
Esther Ralston
George Bancroft
Charles Farrell
Charles Hill Mailes
Johnnie Walker

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Directed by James Cruze

Newly Remastered in HD from a 2K scan from 35mm film elements preserved by the Library of Congress. Old Ironsides is a grand adventure on the high seas directed with flair by James Cruze (The Covered Wagon). It is 1798, and the young U.S. government is desperate to drive the Barbary pirates out of the Mediterranean, so they build and launch the USS Constitution into the fight. A farm boy (Charles Farrell) wants to join the battle, but a hard-living and fast-talking boatswain (Wallace Beery) liquors the boy up until he boards the merchant ship Esther. It doesn’t hurt that the ship owner’s pretty daughter (Esther Ralston) will also be on board. This ragtag group embarks on a thrillingly unexpected journey that lands them in the middle of the pirate war, with little hope of escape. Though praised by critics upon its release as “a glorious story?of a glorious achievement” (Photoplay), it sunk at the box office. But in this new restoration provided by the Library of Congress, it is time to view the film anew as a thrilling and technically astonishing achievement.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Audio Commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan

Booklet Essey by Film Historian Peter Labuza

Featuring the New York premiere score by F.S. Zamecnik and Hugo Riesenfield, adapted for piano by Rodney Sauer


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