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John Paul Jones [VHS]
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A few miscellaneous notes:
John Paul's appended name: John Paul added the name Jones after an incident on board his ship in Nassau, when he killed a crewman. He left for Virginia to start over as John Paul Jones.
Cat-o'-nine-tails: There is an odd scene when Jones has his first officer toss a cat-o'-nine-tails out of the Ranger's aft window. This appears to be an oblique reference to an event - not shown in the film - when his ship's carpenter was severely flogged in 1770 at Tobago. Perhaps this was to show his change in attitude for this form of discipline.
If you are a fan of the old Robin Hood TV series starring Richard Greene, you will find the actor, Archie Duncan, who played "Little John", plays a small part in this film; he looks and sounds like he had just stepped off the set from Robin Hood.
Early flag of the United States: Check out the flag that John Paul Jones hoists on the Alfred. This flag is commonly called the Grand Union Flag. There is a picture of it on Wikipedia's web site. It has no stars.
Picture (DVD-R - 2012): 3.5 to 4; color; widescreen, measured aspect ratio: 2.35. Sound: music tends to overwhelm the dialog. Subtitles: none. Special Features: none.
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Rather well acted and filmed, but the sound was lousy. It did not have subtitles, and it needed them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Clarence E.
Love the movie! Wish a few congress men/women would watch it and maybe they understand a few things.Published 4 months ago by David Ostermeyer
This is a fairly accurate story about the US Navy in Revolutionary War times. It was a time that politics was a tool used to get command of a sailing vessel and make it a war ship. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jim in California
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