TV Movie | | Adventure, Drama, War
Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.
The TV movie is based off the first five chapters of Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C. S. Forester: "The Even Chance", "The Cargo of Rice", "The Penalty of Failure", "The Man Who Felt Queer" and "The Man Who Saw God".
Midshipman Jack Simpson:
Now, the point of this inquisition is for me to get to know you better. See, I know these dogs. I know what gnaws at the souls at night, things they're rather no one knew. Now... what's your dirty little secret? A fancier of other boys, perhaps? Or ...
When they are supposed to be stranded in a ship's boat in the Atlantic, out of sight of France, the coast is plainly visible behind the French captain of the Marie Galante when he and Hornblower stand-off with guns just before the Indefatigable is sighted.
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