• Old Ironsides

    1926. USA. James Cruze. 109 min.

With piano accompaniment by Ben Model

Friday, November 28, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Old Ironsides

    1926. USA. Directed by James Cruze. With George Bancroft, Wallace Beery, Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston. Originally presented in a startling widescreen format, this historical epic was big-budget, state-of-the-art entertainment upon its release. Mixing adventure, romance, and comedy, Old Ironsides tells the tale of the famed frigate USS Constitution battling pirates off the coast of North Africa in 1803. Madalena's poster design emphasizes the film's machismo; against a flaming red sky, the craggy, disembodied heads of Bancroft and Beery float above silhouetted ships on the high seas. Silent. 109 min.

In the Film exhibition Batiste Madalena and the Cinema of the 1920s

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