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John Paul Jones(1959)

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  • Continental Marines

    • John H
    • 7/2/12

    This is the only movie that im aware of that depicts America's Marine in this era, I have seen alot of Films such as That Hamilton woman and Horatio hornblower that depicts the Royal Marines. I would dearly love to have a copy of this on DVD.

  • John Paul Jones Needs DVD Release

    • Heather
    • 7/7/11

    I enjoyed seeing this film on TCM recently. I hope it gets released on Region 1 DVD. Peter Cushing as Captain Pearson was a pleasant surprise. Great supporting role for Peter Cushing in the same year (1959) that saw him star in The Mummy and The Hound of the Baskervilles.

  • Father of our Navy indeed!

    • Sean Francis
    • 7/4/11

    While his place in the pantheon of US Naval heroes is unquestioned, the title of "Father of the American Navy" belongs to one man, Commodore John Barry, native son of county Wexford, Ireland. As for the film, Stack does a nice job of turning a vice into a virtue, rendering a convincing performance of a man struggling to retain control despite his somewhat formulaic portrayal.

  • WARNING: today's print NOT Letterboxed

    • Alan Jay
    • 7/4/11

    Unfortunately, TCM has not obtained a letterboxed print of John Paul Jones which was shot in Technirama, so the spectacular images have been pan-and-scanned. Given how many times I've seen TCM's informative short about the evils of Pan and Scan, I would hope they will obtain a full Technirama print of JPJ in the future.

  • The Father of Our Navy

    • Larry Bradford
    • 12/21/10

    They couldn't have picked a better actor than Robert Stack. I have a nephew in the Navy and he told me the walls are covered with paintings and pictures of John Paul Jones at his A school in Pensacola, Fl. I wish this film was transferred to DVD. Admiral Nimitz was a desciple of Jones teachings and followed them to the letter in WWII,

  • Bette Davis as the Russian Empress

    • MartaS
    • 8/3/09

    Robert Stack has the title role as John Paul Jones. The film is available on VHS but it's hard to find. The film is not perfectly historically accurate, but it doesn't represent itself as a docudrama. The Russsian Empress is played by none other than Bette Davis. She is responsible for deploying JP Jones to go to battle on board ship at sea with the Turks. Bette Davis' presence in the film lends much to its cast. What this motion picture accomplishes is showing how Jones developed into an American naval expert.

  • Robert Stack's JP Jones

    • MaryMaxey
    • 5/15/09

    Playing seaman John Paul Jones proves to be a terrific roles for Robert Stack. I can't say how true to history this film is. But, it is a very interesting film. I know of several ahistorical moments in the film, such a Ben Franklin showing up at a time when he was already dead; but, those little spots don't wreck the film. Bette Davis does a fine job playing the Russian Empress who employs Jones to take on the Turks at sea. The film succeeds in showing how essential Jones was to the future of the US Navy.

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