Captain Horatio Hornblower

Captain Horatio Hornblower

DVD - 2007
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Salty saga of the bravest skipper ever to sail the seas- Captain Horatio Hornblower. The English Captain sailed during the Napoleonic era, and out thought, outmaneuvered and outfought his rivals, but was more than a little at sea when faced with a beautiful woman!
In one of his favorite roles, screen legend Gregory Peck plays the valiant Napoleonic Era naval hero in this swashbuckling saga adapted for the screen by Hornblower's creator C.S. Forester. True to the famed source novels, Hornblower outthinks his rivals to outfight them. He's unflinching under fire, modest in victory -- and more than a little at sea romantically with Lady Barbara Wellesley (Virginia Mayo). Director Raoul Walsh (White Heat, High Sierra) guides the broadside for broadside action with flourishes befitting sea warfare's most exciting era. Two fully rigged and three nearly complete ships -- from a 38 gun frigate to a 100 gun command ship -- are used in the film. Fire when ready, mates! - Container.


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C20T11 Apr 26, 2016

Wonderful Flick, Gregory Peck Rules.!

Dec 24, 2015

a good action film with a romance in it. I must say that the a&e version with ioan gruffudd much better

Aug 17, 2015

Great entertainment, you just want to stand up and cheer him on. I liked the Bugs Bunny cartoon with it, Captain Hareblower, they used to have a sense of humour making these movies too! Not so much the Sweet Land of Liberty jingoism of the other accompanying short. Oh well...

kevfarley Sep 15, 2014

They don't make them like they used to ! ...and this one stands up well.

Perhaps beecause the author of the original books, C.S.Forester, was involved in the screen transition,.. they actually portray a realisticly maneuvered naval battle !!

They get a lot of other 'salty' details right also (although some of the shouted 'commands' are inappropiate and silly !).


aaa5756 Jun 12, 2013

Sound and Very well done old school WAR movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.


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