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Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil [1999]

Director:Andrew Grieve
Writer:Patrick Harbinson
Composer:John E. Keane
Length:100 minutes
(1 hour 40 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:7.8/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Horatio Hornblower has a number of successes, but that doesn't keep him from gatting caught and thrown into a Spanish prison, where he finds someone he long thought dead.

Reaction: Again, a great chance for Hornblower to show off his stuff, but this time, it's more the honor of the man than the measure of the warrior.

Personal Rating: 9/10

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Andrew Grieve => Director
Patrick Harbinson => Writer
John E. Keane => Composer
C.S. Forester => Novels
Cherie Lunghi => Duchess of Wharfedale
Christopher Fulford => M'Man Hunter
Colin MacLachlan => Master Bowles
Ioan Gruffudd => Horatio Hornblower
Jamie Bamber => Kennedy
Jean-Yves Berteloot => Etienne de Vergasse
John Woodvine => Sir Hew Dalrymple
Jolyon Baker => Captain Joubert
Jonathan Coy => Lieutenant Bracegirdle
Paul Copley => Matthews
Robert Lindsay => Capt. Pellew
Ronald Pickup => Don Massaredo
Sean Gilder => Styles
Simon Sherlock => Oldroyd
Vincent S. Boluda => Spanish Lieutenant

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Based on stories presented in Mr. Midshipman Hornblower.
  • In the opening shot, when a rowing boat comes close to the shore, a helicopter can be heard.