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Captain Horatio Hornblower

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
5.60 /10
Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty
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Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Written by: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Aeneas Mackenzie from C.S.Forester's novels

Released: 1951
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 117


Adventures of a 19th century sea captain (Gregory Peck).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Despite the artificial sets and a broken-backed narrative, this is still a rollicking, enjoyable Hollywood version of the C.S.Forester naval adventures. For once, Gregory Peck's woodenness suits the character, and Virginia Mayo is decorative enough to make one understand why he eventually unbends. The rousing score is by Robert Farnon.

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