Captain Horatio Hornblower was a straightforward naval adventure, based on three novels by C. S. Forester, about the heroic 19th-century British seafarer. The story sails with his ship, the Lydia, through battles with Spain and then France won with wit rather than might. Hornblower still finds time to romance Lady Barbara Wellesley, who roils emotional seas because she’s married to his admiral.
Though under contract to David O. Selznick when Captain Horatio Hornblower was produced, Gregory Peck appeared in this film; he was one of a group of actors leased to Warners for $1.5 million.
Cast: Gregory Peck, James Robertson Justice, Virginia Mayo,
Director: Raoul Walsh
Producer: Gerry Mitchell
Original Story: C. S. Forester
Director of Photography: Guy Green
Editor: Jack Harris
Composer: Robert Farnon
Screenwriters: Ivan Goff, Aeneas MacKenzie, Ben Roberts
USA / Warner Bros. / 117 minutes / 1951