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Horatio Hornblower, a fictional officer in the British Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, is the protagonist of a series of novels and stories by C. S. Forester. He later became the subject of films, radio and television programmes, and C. Northcote Parkinson elaborated a "biography" of him, The True Story of Horatio Hornblower.
Horatio Hornblower es un personaje ficticio, creado por Cecil Scott Forester en 1937, protagonista de una serie de once novelas y dos relatos de ficción que narran sus vivencias como oficial de la Marina Real Británica durante las guerras napoleónicas, desde finales del siglo XVIII y principios del siglo XIX .
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Captain Horatio Hornblower is a 1951 British naval swashbuckling war film in Technicolor from Warner Bros., produced by Gerry Mitchell, directed by Raoul Walsh, that stars Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty and Terence Morgan. The film is based on three of C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels: The Happy Return, A Ship of the Line, and...
In 1807, during the Napoleonic Wars, Royal Navy Captain Horatio Hornblower commands the 38-gun frigate HMS Lydia on a secret mission to Central America. He is to provide arms and support to a megalomaniac named Don Julian Alvarado, who calls himself "El Supremo", in his rebellion against Spain, an ally of Britain's enemy France. Upon arrival, Hornb...
Warner Bros. acquired the film rights to the first three Hornblower novels – Beat to Quarters, A Ship of the Line, and Flying Colours – as a star vehicle for Errol Flynn when they were first published. For reasons that may have included the financial failure of the 1948 ...
The film was originally developed for Errol Flynn. The film was shot at studios inside the United Kingdom, on Mermaid Street in Rye, East Sussex, at HMS Victory and also on location in France. To save costs, the Hispaniola set from the 1950 Disney film adaptation of Treasure Island was reused as the frigate HMS Lydia. Instead of moving the horizon ...
The film had its worldwide premiere in the presence of Princess Margaret at the Warner Theatre, Leicester Square, London on 12 April 1951. The premiere was in aid of King George's Fund for Sailors and the "Foudroyant" appeal It was the 9th most popular film at the British box office that year. TV Guide writes "Walsh's direction has no time to linge...
Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo recreated their roles on a one-hour Lux Radio Theater program broadcast on 21 January 1952, which is included as an audio-only feature in the film's DVD release.
Captain Horatio Hornblower (titulada El hidalgo de los mares en España y El conquistador de los mares en Hispanoamérica) es una película de aventuras estadounidense de 1951 dirigida por Raoul Walsh y escrita por Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts y Æneas MacKenzie.
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Horatio Hornblower was an officer in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Clever, but unhappy for most of his life, he found fame and fortune as a hero of the Navy.
Hornblower, the son of a doctor, was born on July 4 1776 (the date of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence) in Hythe, Kent. He was given a classical education, and by the time he joined the Royal Navy at age seventeen, he was well-versed in Greek and Latin. He was tutored in French by a penniless French émigré and had an ap...
Horatio Hornblower was chiefly characterised by his courage and integrity. He regarded himself as defiant and resourceful. His introverted nature continually isolated him from the people around him, including his closest friend, William Bush, and his wives never fully understood him. He suffered from severe seasickness (like Horatio Nelson) at the ...
Capt. Horatio Hornblower, R.N: A good sailor, ill-fed and thirsty. Watch the cat as it cuts his back to pieces, Mr. Gerard... and in the future, perhaps you'll think twice before you threaten anyone with a flogging. Connections Edited into Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952) dbdumonteil Dec 23, 2006 Details Release date
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