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Old Ironsides (1926)




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Movie Info

This 11-reel silent film is set at the time of Stephen Decatur's defeat of the Barbary pirates in Tripoli. Decatur himself is a secondary character herein: most of the screen time goes to the romantic leads, able- bodied seaman Charles Farrell and damsel-in-permanent-distress Esther Ralston.


Charles Farrell
as The Commodore
Charles H. Mailes
as Capt. Preble
Johnnie Walker
as Lt. Stephen Decatur
Frank Bonner
as Pirate Captain
Duke Kahanamoku
as Pirate Captain
William Conklin
as Esther's Father
Nick De Ruiz
as The Bashaw
Effie Ellsler
as Esther's Mother
Frank Jonasson
as Pirate Captain
Boris Karloff
as A Saracen Guard
Mitchell Lewis
as Pirate Chief
Guy Oliver
as 1st Mate
Spec O'Donnell
as Cabin Boy
Eddie Fetherstone
as Lieutenant Somers
Fred Kohler
as 2nd Mate
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Critic Reviews for Old Ironsides

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Mr. Cruze, in his usual sweeping fashion, has turned out a picture that is big, cheerful, and decidedly thrilling.

October 6, 2020 | Full Review…

"Old Ironsides" triumps with patriotic appeal and clever comedy.

March 25, 2006 | Full Review…

There are three qualities in Old Ironsides which serve to elevate it to greatness: its spectacular beauty, the power of its characterizations and its immense humor.

October 5, 2021 | Full Review…

Every man, woman and child in this country should see it.

October 7, 2020 | Full Review…

[Old Ironsides] is a tremendous picture, masterfully directed and daringly photographed.

October 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Only the richest superlatives can do justice to Old Ironsides.

October 6, 2020 | Full Review…

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