Captain Horatio Hornblower

Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.

1951

Raoul Walsh
Director
Warner Brothers
Studio

Rollicking sea tale based on the first three C.S. Forester novels, buoyed by a lively Gregory Peck before he became firmly established as the staid representative of 'respectable' (i.e. dull) Hollywood output. Unfortunately, it is slightly hampered by some interpretations of Spaniards that are cringeworthy by today's standards. Still a great adventure, with more introspection and humor than one would expect of a swashbuckler. And for once, the love story doesn't detract from the film as a whole!

Note: While I have used the US print, I have used the British credits, as the US credits only lists seven actors, and most of those names are abbreviated. Ludicrous!

-Dave W.



10th April 1951
Cinema



117 mins
1.37:1


13th September 1951
Cinema

Not Rated

117 mins
1.37:1


6th March 2007
DVD



117 mins
1.33:1



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Gregory Peck
Captain Horatio Hornblower
Virginia Mayo
Lady Barbara Wellesley
Robert Beatty
First Lieutenant William Bush
Opening Narration
Moultrie Kelsall
Third Lieutenant Crystal
Terence Morgan
Second Lieutenant Gerard
James Kenney
Midshipman Longley
James Robertson Justice
Quist
Denis O'Dea
Admiral Sir Rodney Leighton
(as Dennis O'Dea)
Richard Hearne
Polwheal, Captain's Steward
Michael Dolan
Surgeon Gundarson
Stanley Baker
Mr. Harrison, Boatswain
Alan Tilvern
Admiral Don Jose Hernandez
Alec Mango
Don Julian Alvarado, "El Supremo"
Christopher Lee
Captain of Natividad
John Witty
Captain Escobar Entenza
Michael Goodliffe
Colonel Caillard
Eugene Deckers
French Commandant
(scenes deleted?)
Ingeborg Wells
Hebe, Lady Barbara's Maid
Amy Veness
Mrs. McPhee
Kynaston Reeves
Admiral Lord Hood
Ronald Adam
Admiral McCartney
Fred Owen
Lydia Crewman
(uncredited)
Paddy Ryan
Lydia Crewman
(uncredited)
Patric Doonan
Carter, Thirsty Seaman
(uncredited)
Peter Morton
Hommel - Flogged Seaman
(uncredited)
Jim Brady
Lydia Bosun's Mate
(uncredited)
Unknown 2896-01
Lydia Helmsman
Unknown 2896-03
Hernandez's Aide
Unknown 2896-04
Hernandez's Aide
Unknown 2896-05
Hornblower's Escort
Unknown 2896-06
Messenger
Unknown 2896-07
Sentry on Natividad
Peter Perkins
Lydia Crewman
(unconfirmed)
Unknown 2896-08
Lydia Crewman
(uncredited)
(Larry Taylor again?)
Michael Mellinger
Natividad Officer
(uncredited)
Unknown 2896-09
Natividad Officer
Unknown 2896-10
Natividad Officer
Unknown 2896-11
Natividad Officer
Unknown 2896-02
Lydia Helmsman
Richard Johnson
Macrae, Surgeon's Mate
(uncredited)
Unknown 2896-12
Lydia Bosun's Mate
(uncredited)
Roger Avon
Lydia Crewman
(unconfirmed)
Unknown 2896-13
Lydia Crewman Tending Wounded
Unknown 2896-14
Marine Sentry
Unknown 2896-16
Baby Hornblower
Diane Cilento
Maria Hornblower (voice)
(uncredited)
Jack Watson
Captain Sylvester
(uncredited)
Basil Bartlett
Captain Elliott
(uncredited)
Anthony Marlowe
Captain Bolton
(uncredited)
Howard Lang
Officer Aboard Cassandra
(uncredited)
Unknown 2896-15
Sutherland Crewman
Arthur Gomez
Master of Marie Louise
(uncredited)
Fred Haggerty
Sutherland Crewman
(uncredited)
Unknown 2896-17
Sutherland Crewman
Lindsay Hooper
Sutherland Crewman
(uncredited)
Unknown 2896-19
French Fort Soldier
Unknown 2896-20
French Fort Soldier
Unknown 2896-21
Sutherland Crewman
Unknown 2896-22
French Soldier on Beach
Jack Taylor
Sutherland Crewman
Natividad Crewman
(uncredited)
Larry Taylor
Sutherland Crewman
Natividad Crewman
(uncredited)
Unknown 2896-23
Sutherland Crewman
Jack Stewart
Sutherland Crewman
(uncredited)
Unknown 2896-25
Sutherland Crewman
Unknown 2896-26
French Soldier
Unknown 2896-27
French Soldier
Unknown 2896-28
French Soldier
Unknown 2896-29
French Officer with Caillard
Unknown 2896-30
French Officer with Caillard
Unknown 2896-31
French Guard
Unknown 2896-32
French Girl
Robert Cawdron
Masters Mate of Witch of Endor
(uncredited)
Unknown 2896-33
French Sergeant
Unknown 2896-34
English Prisoner
Unknown 2896-35
English Prisoner
Unknown 2896-36
English Prisoner
Sam Kydd
Seaman in Harbour Office (Garvin)
(uncredited)
Unknown 2896-37
Sailor in Harbour Office
Anthony Forwood
Lieutenant Woodford
(uncredited)
Unknown 2896-38
English Officer
Unknown 2896-39
Officer on Victory
Anthony Deamer
Richard Horatio Hornblower
(uncredited)
Anthony Adam
Undetermined Role
Andre Belhomme
French Guard
Howard Connell
Seaman on Lydia
Alexander Davion
Spanish Officer
(scenes deleted?)
Gavin Dyer
French Guard
Andreas Malandrinos
Undetermined Role
Peter Mitchell
Undetermined Role
Julio Monterde
Spanish Officer
Stuart Pearless
Seaman on Lydia
Bob Sneath
Undetermined Role
Derek Sydney
Spanish Officer
John A. Tinn
Juan - Spanish Guard
Russell Waters
Seaman
Byron Webster
Seaman
Patrick Young
Lt. Radot
Ryelands
HMS Lydia
Marcel B. Surdo
Witch of Endor
HMS Victory
Herself
Harry Belcher
Stunts (uncredited)
Ken Buckle
Stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper
Stunts (uncredited)
George Crawford
Stunts (uncredited)
Jock Easton
Stunts (uncredited)
Joe Powell
Stunts (uncredited)
James Costa
Admiral Don Jose Hernandez
(replaced)
Raymond Sherry
Seaman (replaced)

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