TV Movie | | Adventure, Drama, War
Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.
According to the Hornblower novels by C.S. Forester, Hornblower was tone deaf and would have heard music as noise. He also suffered from seasickness until he got his sea legs.
Midshipman Archie Kennedy:
A duel? Are you mad?
Midshipman Horatio Hornblower: Tomorrow see's an end to it, Archie. One way or another I shall be rid of him... I have an even chance.
Midshipman Archie Kennedy: An even chance? Simpson's reckoned one of the best shots in the Navy, he'll kill you certain shot!
Midshipman Clayton: I'll act as your second, ...
When Hornblower attacks the French corvettes while still under French colors, he is violating the Rules of War. A legitimate ruse of war required hauling down the false colors and flying your true colors.