Old Ironsides 1926
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.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:54:54 | 33.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (intertitles)
Subtitles: none
Genre: Drama, History

Director: James Cruze
Cast: Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery
Country: USA

-- Audio Commentary by film historian Toby Roan (first 42 minutes of feature)
-- New York premiere score by J.S. Zamecnik and Hugo Riesenfeld, adapted for piano by Rodney Sauer