Captain Horatio Hornblower
Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)

This swashbuckling high-seas drama, set in the early 1800s, finds its hero caught up in the shifting political tensions between Spain and England and in his own growing relationship with Lady Barbara Wellesley.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: September 13, 1951
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Fernando F. Croce


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Dennis Schwartz
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A thinking person's swashbuckler.

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Michael E. Grost
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Brilliant adventure film with rich visual style.

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Mark Bourne

...holds its own against Russell Crowe's CGI expeditions from topsail to yardarm, and this one has more plot.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
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Captain Horatio Hornblower showed the 64 year-old director Raoul Walsh still able to conjure up a rousing good action picture, even in color and with a largish budget.

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