Captain Horatio Hornblower

Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)

The sun never sets on his world of adventure.

  • Genre: Adventure, War, History
  • Release Date: 1951-04-10
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 107 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Raoul Walsh
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Captain Horatio Hornblower leads his ship HMS Lydia on a perilous transatlantic voyage, during which his faithful crew battle both a Spanish warship and a ragged band of Central American rebels.

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  • Gregory Peck

    as Capt. Horatio Hornblower R.N
  • Virginia Mayo

    as Lady Barbara Wellesley
  • Robert Beatty

    as Lt. William Bush
  • Moultrie Kelsall

    as Lt. Crystal
  • Terence Morgan

    as 2nd Lt. Gerard
  • James Kenney

    as Midshipman Longley
  • James Robertson Justice

    as Seaman Quist
  • Denis O'Dea

    as RAdm. Sir Rodney Leighton
  • Richard Hearne

    as Polwheal (Hornblower's Batman)
  • Michael Dolan

    as Surgeon Gundarson
  • Stanley Baker

    as Mr. Harrison (Bosun)
  • Alan Tilvern

    as Hernandez
  • Alec Mango

    as El Supremo (Don Julian Alvarado)
  • Christopher Lee

    as Spanish Captain
  • John Witty

    as Capt. Entenza
  • Michael Goodliffe

    as Col. Caillard - POW Escort
  • Eugene Deckers

    as French Commandant
  • Ingeborg von Kusserow

    as Hebe (Lady Barbara's Maid)
  • Amy Veness

    as Mrs. McPhee (Hornblower's Housekeeper)
  • Kynaston Reeves

    as Adm. Lord Hood
  • Ronald Adam

    as Adm. McCartney
  • Chris Adcock

    as Crewman (uncredited)
  • Basil Bartlett

    as Capt. Elliott (uncredited)
  • André Belhomme

    as French Guard (uncredited)
  • David Birks

    as Crewman (uncredited)
  • Robert Cawdron

    as "Witch of Endor" French Mate (uncredited)
  • Diane Cilento

    as Maria Hornblower (voice) (uncredited)
  • Howard Connell

    as "Lydia" Seaman (uncredited)
  • Alexander Davion

    as Spanish Officer (uncredited)
  • Steve Donahue

    as Crewman (uncredited)
  • Patric Doonan

    as Seaman (uncredited)
  • Anthony Forwood

    as Lt. Woodford (uncredited)
  • Arthur Gomez

    as French Corvette Captain (uncredited)
  • Lindsay Hooper

    as Crewman (uncredited)
  • Richard Johnson

    as Macrae (uncredited)
Sound Louis Levy Music Director
Writing C. S. Forester Novel
Writing C. S. Forester Adaptation
Crew Cliff Richardson Special Effects
Sound Harold V. King Sound
Directing Raoul Walsh Director
Editing Jack Harris Editor
Crew George Blackwell Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Tony Sforzini Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Thomas N. Morahan Costume Design
Art Thomas N. Morahan Art Direction
Writing Æneas MacKenzie Screenplay
Writing Ivan Goff Screenplay
Writing Ben Roberts Screenplay
Camera Guy Green Director of Photography
Sound Robert Farnon Music
Crew Harry Barndollar Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Sheila Graham Costume Design
Crew Arthur Rhoades Special Effects