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Captain Horatio Hornblower


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  Captain Horatio Hornblower Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
5.60 /10
 
Starring
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
   
Genre: ACTION
SWASHBUCKLER
ADVENTURE
COSTUME
   
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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