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Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) was a Drama - Adventure Film directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Raoul Walsh and Gerry Mitchell.

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Captain Horatio Hornblower, R.N. (1951)

By Beatrice on Jul 30, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. ? Directed by Raoul Walsh Written by Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, and Aeneas MacKenzie; adopted for the screen by C.S. Forester from his novels UK/1951 Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental Capt. Horatio Hornblower, R.N: Very good, Mr. Crystal. Well, gentlemen, th... Read full article


Captain Horatio Hornblower, R.N ( 1951 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 15, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"War breeds strange allies" Captain Hornblower pointedly remarks this after embarking with his crew on a secret mission to Central America to supply armaments to "El Supremo" a fanatical rebel leader who plans on organizing an attack against France's Spanish allies. The year is 1807 and while Napo... Read full article


Captain Horatio Hornblower, R.N ( 1951 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 15, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"War breeds strange allies" Captain Hornblower pointedly remarks this after embarking with his crew on a secret mission to Central America to supply armaments to "El Supremo" a fanatical rebel leader who plans on organizing an attack against France's Spanish allies. The year is 1807 and while Napo... Read full article


Captain Horatio Hornblower, R.N ( 1951 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 15, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"War breeds strange allies" Captain Hornblower pointedly remarks this after embarking with his crew on a secret mission to Central America to supply armaments to "El Supremo" a fanatical rebel leader who plans on organizing an attack against France's Spanish allies. The year is 1807 and while Napo... Read full article


Captain Horatio Hornblower, R.N ( 1951 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 15, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"War breeds strange allies" Captain Hornblower pointedly remarks this after embarking with his crew on a secret mission to Central America to supply armaments to "El Supremo" a fanatical rebel leader who plans on organizing an attack against France's Spanish allies. The year is 1807 and while Napo... Read full article


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Lt. William Bush: It is the captain's wish, Your Ladyship, that from now on you and your maid remain below.
Lady Barbara Wellesley: [to Hornblower] Can two women really be so distracting, Captain?
Capt. Horatio Hornblower, R.N: May I remind you that my men have been continously at sea for eight months?
Lady Barbara Wellesley: [as Hornblower begins to walk away] Oh, Captain!
[He stops and turns to her]
Lady Barbara Wellesley: And how long have you been at sea?
Capt. Horatio Hornblower, R.N: [Hornblower turns to walk away, stops, and clears his throat] Ha-Hmmm!
[He continues to walk away]


Midshipman Longley: That was wonderful swordsmanship, sir.
Capt. Horatio Hornblower, R.N: Mr. Longley, when I was a midshipman I was bottom of the class in swordsmanship.


Lt. William Bush: Well, I expected to lose my leg, sir, but not all the way up to the neck.


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Facts about

Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo recreated their roles for a 1/21/52 broadcast of radio's "Lux Theater".
James Costa was cast as Hernandez and filmed a number of scenes, but was fired because of his salary demands and because the production team were displeased with his acting.
Alexander Davion's role was curtailed because of a schedule clash with another project so his scenes were given to various other actors.
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