Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)
Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951). Screen legend GREGORY PECK brings to life C.S. Forester’s classic nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. In 1807, unflappable Capt. Hornblower of the British Navy is sent on a secret mission to divert Napoleon’s Spanish allies by sponsoring a megalomaniac’s Central American revolution. After a hard voyage, unexpected complications force Hornblower to revise his plans…and play reluctant host to the beautiful sister of the Duke of Wellington. Sea-battles, remarkable adventures, and a star-crossed romantic interlude follow.
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Produced by Gerry Mitchell
Written by C.S. Forester, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Aeneas MacKenzie
Based on Horatio Hornblower by C.S. Forester
Starring Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Terence Morgan, Moultrie Kelsall, James Kenney, James Robertson Justice, Denis O’Dea, Richard Hearne, Michael J. Dolan, Stanley Baker, Alec Mango, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Jack Watson