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      Captain Horatio Hornblower

      1951 1h 57m Adventure List
      100% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 78% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Capt. Horatio Hornblower (Gregory Peck) helms the HMS Lydia for a treacherous transatlantic mission near the dawn of the 19th century, during which his faithful crew battle both a Spanish warship and a ragged band of Central American rebels. In the process, he also saves Lady Barbara Wellesley (Virginia Mayo), whose brother is the Duke of Wellington. Though the couple fall in love during their return to England, she is betrothed to Hornblower's rival, Rear Adm. Leighton (Denis O'Dea). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Bob Thomas Associated Press Excellent adventure stuff. Aug 5, 2019 Full Review Jay Carmody Washington Star It is unlikely that even the most intense of Hornblower admirers will find anything to complain of in Peck's portrait of the lion-hearted captain, or of Miss Mayo's impersonation of the fiery, lovely Lady Barbara. Aug 20, 2021 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion Breathtaking Mar 7, 2010 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Brilliant adventure film with rich visual style. Jul 17, 2009 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Captain Horatio Hornblower showed the 64 year-old director Raoul Walsh still able to conjure up a rousing good action picture, even in color and with a largish budget. May 15, 2009 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A thinking person's swashbuckler. Rated: B Oct 16, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D A bit overblown but Peck saves it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review Jonas E My absolute favourite movie. Great story telling and an fantastic set. Peck was perfect as Hornblower. Its breath taking. He´s like the novel figure. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/17/22 Full Review Audience Member Great film peck is perfect as the lead. Great costumes and battle scenes . Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member I still enjoy this movie but it is dated with old acting style. Still enjoyable but with some old things not getting away with today. The Mexicans are darkened to look Mestizo (insults me as I am a Conquistador (white)). Mother and Grandmother in love with Peck so growing up saw this movie 2x a year. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review ashley h Captain Horatio Hornblower is an excellent film. It is about Horatio Hornblower getting caught up in the shifting political tensions between Spain and England. Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo give incredible performances. The screenplay is well written. Raoul Walsh did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and adventure. Captain Horatio Hornblower is a must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Played loose with the storylines of a few of the books and changed hey facts. However, the portrayal of the characters and events was good. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Capt. Horatio Hornblower (Gregory Peck) helms the HMS Lydia for a treacherous transatlantic mission near the dawn of the 19th century, during which his faithful crew battle both a Spanish warship and a ragged band of Central American rebels. In the process, he also saves Lady Barbara Wellesley (Virginia Mayo), whose brother is the Duke of Wellington. Though the couple fall in love during their return to England, she is betrothed to Hornblower's rival, Rear Adm. Leighton (Denis O'Dea).
      Director
      Raoul Walsh
      Producer
      Raoul Walsh
      Screenwriter
      Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Æneas MacKenzie
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 57m
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