Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.

Tag: Movie

Title: Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
AKA: Captain Horatio Hornblower
Year: 1951
Character: Spanish Captain
Director: Raoul Walsh
Cameraman: Guy Green
Screenplay: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Æneas MacKenzie, C.S. Forester, C.S. Forester
Runtime: 117
Country: UK
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | War
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Classification:
Notes:

Language: English | French | Spanish
Audio: Mono (RCA Sound System)
Colour: Color (Technicolor)
Tagline: Wherever adventure beckons, you'll find Captain Horatio Hornblower!
The sun never sets on his world of adventure.

 

Plot:

Gregory Peck stars as the title character in this swashbuckling saga of the high seas based on C.S. Forester's novel. In 1807, Hornblower is given a special assignment by the British Navy: he is to deliver a supply of weapons to El Supremo (Alec Mango), a Latin American rebel leading an uprising against Spain. However, by the time Hornblower arrives, it is discovered that the political winds have shifted, Spain and England are once again allies, and El Supremo is now the enemy of the British forces. Hornblower and his men are also forced to take on a passenger, Lady Barbara Wellesley (Virginia Mayo), a sister of the Duke of Wellington who is trying to escape an outbreak of yellow fever. When she shows symptoms of the disease, Hornblower tries to nurse her back to health while attempting to organize an attack on the armada he just helped to arm. Upon his return to England, Hornblower parts company with Wellesley (while they were attracted to each other, Hornblower remained loyal to his wife) and is given a new mission to take on Napoleon's naval forces. Captain Horatio Hornblower was originally scheduled to star Errol Flynn, but the role was recast when it was decided he'd grown too old to play the role convincingly (the fact Flynn was in the midst of one of his periodic battles with the brass at Warner Brothers certainly didn't help matters).

Cast:

Gregory Peck as Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N
Virginia Mayo as Lady Barbara Wellesley
Robert Beatty as Lt. William Bush
Moultrie Kelsall as Lt. Crystal (as M. Kelsall)
Terence Morgan as 2nd Lt. Gerard (as T. Morgan)
James Kenney as Midshipman Longley
James Robertson Justice as Seaman Quist (as James R. Justice)
Denis O'Dea as RAdm. Sir Rodney Leighton
Richard Hearne as Polwheal (Hornblower's batman)
Michael Dolan as Surgeon Gundarson
Stanley Baker as Mr. Harrison (bosun)
Alan Tilvern as Hernandez
Alec Mango as El Supremo (Don Julian Alvarado)
Christopher Lee as Spanish Captain
John Witty as Captain Entenza
Michael Goodliffe as Colonel Caillard - POW escort
Eugene Deckers as French Commandant
Ingeborg von Kusserow as Hebe (Lady Barbara's maid) (as Ingeborg Wells)
Amy Veness as Mrs. McPhee (Hornblower's housekeeper)
Kynaston Reeves as Admiral Lord Hood
Ronald Adam as Admiral McCartney rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Basil Bartlett as Captain Elliott (uncredited)
André Belhomme as French Guard (uncredited)
Robert Cawdron as French Mate on 'Witch of Endor' (uncredited)
Diane Cilento as Voice of Maria Hornblower (voice) (uncredited)
Howard Connell as Seaman on 'Lydia' (uncredited)
Alexander Davion as Spanish Officer (uncredited)
Patric Doonan as Seaman (uncredited)
Anthony Forwood as Lt. Woodford (uncredited)
Arthur Gomez as Captain of French Corvette (uncredited)
Richard Johnson as Macrae (Surgeon's Mate) (uncredited)
Sam Kydd as Seaman Garvin (uncredited)
Howard Lang as Officer Aboard Cassandra (uncredited)
Anthony Marlowe as Captain Bolton (uncredited)
Michael Mellinger as Spanish Officer (uncredited)
Julio Monterde as Spanish Officer (uncredited)
Peter Morton as Hommel - Flogged Seaman (uncredited)
Stuart Pearless as Seaman on 'Lydia' (uncredited)
Raymond Sherry as Seaman on 'Lydia' (uncredited)
Jack Stewart as Seaman (uncredited)
Derek Sydney as Captain Elliott (uncredited)
John A. Tinn as Juan - Spanish Guard (uncredited)
Russell Waters as Seaman (uncredited)
Jack Watson as Captain Sylvester (uncredited)
Byron Webster as Seaman (uncredited)
Patrick Young as Lt. Radot (uncredited)

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