Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)

Not Rated   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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During the Napoleonic wars, a British Navy Captain has adventures in Central American waters.




  • Gregory Peck in Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
  • Gregory Peck in Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
  • Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
  • Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
  • Virginia Mayo in Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
  • Gregory Peck and Robert Beatty in Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)

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Cast & Crew

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Raoul Walsh


Ivan Goff (screenplay), Ben Roberts (screenplay), Æneas MacKenzie (screenplay), C.S. Forester (novel), C.S. Forester (adapted for the screen by)

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19 August 2015 | matttaylor-65065
| Wonderful timeless classic
I admit on this particular story I'm not so au fait with they exact facts, so I am just reviewing this film based on what it is. A Truly wonderful timeless classic film. I am a big fan of Raul Walsh whom directed this film, in this film he has created another masterpiece. A 19th Century Captain of a British Fleet, the film is taken from the books of C. F. Forester. Gregory Peck is just amazing in his role of Captain Horatio Hornblower, Hornblower is a simple honest man who believes in his duty and honour. The scenery and film score add to the quality of this film, there are some superb wonderful truly romantic scenes with Lady Barbara Wellesley and also superbly acted by Virginia Mayo. This is just another great time classic film with a truly majestic director.

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Release Date:

10 April 1951


English, French, Spanish

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Filming Locations

Mediterranean Sea

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