Captain Horatio Hornblower DVD

SKU ID #316809
$19.98
In one of his favorite roles, screen legend Gregory Peck plays the valiant Napoleonic Era naval hero in this swashbuckling saga adapted for the screen by Hornblower's creator C.S. Forester. True to the famed source novels, Hornblower outthinks his rivals to outfight them. He's unflinching under fire, modest in victory - and more than a little at sea romantically with Lady Barbara Wellesley (Virginia Mayo).

Director Raoul Walsh (White Heat, High Sierra) guides the broadside-for-broadside action with flourishes befitting sea warfare's most exciting era. Two fully-rigged and three nearly complete ships - from a 38-gun frigate to a 100-gun command ship - are used in the film. Fire when ready, mates!
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 117 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English, Portuguese
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Director: Raoul Walsh
  • Cast: Gregory Peck , Virginia Mayo , Robert Beatty , Terence Morgan , Moultrie Kelsall , James Kenney , James Justice , Richard Hearne , Michael Dolan , Stanley Baker , Sam Kydd , Richard Johnson , Alec Mango
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Vintage Oscar® Nominated Short My Country Tis Of Thee
    Classic Cartoon Captain Hareblower
    Audio-Only Bonus: Radio Show Adaptation with Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo
    Theatrical Trailer
  • Release Date: 1951

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4.8

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NoneCaptain Horatio Hornblower DVD
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (18)
  • Engaging characters (15)
  • Great cinematography (13)
  • High production value (4)
  • Original (4)

Cons

No Cons

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  • At home (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (10), Casual viewer (6)

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5.0

One of my favorites...

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from Phoenix, AZ

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Story Line

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Movie Library Addition

Comments about this product:

Just an all around great movie for a classic. Peck and Mayo and their supporting cast do a commendable job of keeping the movie very entertaining.

 
5.0

this is truly classic

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from manchester wisconsin

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • Original

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    Comments about this product:

    entertainment

     
    5.0

    I love this movie

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    from Colorado Springs, CO

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography

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      A great adventure.

       
      5.0

      ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS ENTERTAINMENT"

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      from Toronto, Ontario ; Canada

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      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining

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          When this " ancient senior" has the opportunity again, to watch this " MARVELOUS, MOST ENTERTAINING" movie; many, many thanks to " YOU ALL" and your technical folks);

           
          5.0

          Great classic

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          from Louisiana

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          Pros

          • Entertaining

          Cons

          • none

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          • At Home

          Comments about this product:

          Great story

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Hornblower does not blow

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          from San Diego, CA

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          Pros

          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • Swashbuckling

          Cons

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            • At Home

            Comments about this product:

            A very creditable telling of 2 Forester books, Beat to Quarters and Ship of the Line. It compresses the 2 books into 1movie and edits out extraneous material to create a wonderful swashbuckler of a story.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Peck Masterpiece

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            from San Jose, CA

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            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography

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                Comments about this product:

                Peck and Mayo were a great paring for this time piece.

                 
                5.0

                I love stories of sea yarns such as this

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                from North las vegas

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography

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                  Comments about this product:

                  I'm an at home movie watcher

                   
                  4.0

                  Swashbuckling fun

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                  from Calgary Canada

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • High Production Value

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                    Comments about this product:

                    Spoiler alert: the plot's ending was a little too contrived, with Hornblower's wife meeting her death in childbirth and the Admiral's death freeing Virginia Mayo's character so that the guy gets the gal. But what the heck. Guy gets Virginia Mayo? Girl gets Gregory Peck? It all went down well in my audience. Greatly enjoyed this film, not a dull moment. The bombardment scenes were quite exciting, much better effects that I expected for the time.

                     
                    5.0

                    /excellent Film

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                    from New York, NY

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • High Production Value
                    • Original

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                        Beautifully produced and photographed film

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Movie

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                        from Boonville, Indiana

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Redeeming Value

                        Cons

                        • none

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                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        A movie like this could not possibly be made today.

                         
                        5.0

                        Action on the High Seas

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                        from Salisbury, NC

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Great Cinematography
                        • Non Stop Nautical Action
                        • Original

                        Cons

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                          • Adult Viewers
                          • At Home
                          • In The Car
                          • Travel
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                          Comments about this product:

                          If you love tall ships and Naval action, this movie is for you!

                           
                          5.0

                          Classic Gregory Peck

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                          from Amarillo, TX

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Great Cinematography
                          • Inspired Performances

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                            • At Home
                            • Family movie night
                            • Travel

                            Comments about this product:

                            A masterfully written, filmed and performed adventure on the high seas. Gregory Peck at his dashing best as the title character. Did he ever make a truly bad movie? Very entertaining and worthy of a place in your video collection.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Exciting Sea Action

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                            from Marietta, GA

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                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Great Cinematography

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                              Comments about this product:

                              Entertaining and exciting historically placed adventure with a touching love story, by excellent story teller C. S. Forester

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              As good as the book.

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                              from Richmond, VA

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                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining
                              • Great Cinematography

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                                Comments about this product:

                                Great flic

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Adventure on the High Seas!

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                                from PA

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                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Great Cinematography
                                • High Production Value
                                • Informative
                                • Original
                                • Romance

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                                  Comments about this product:

                                  This is a highly entertaining movie that has been a favorite of mine for many years. It has action, adventure, romance, humor,and more! Gregory Peck as Captain Horatio Hornblower, a British Naval Officer during the Napoleonic wars, gives a rousing performance as the humble yet assertive Hornblower. Virginia Mayo, in the leading lady role, is beautiful and fiery. She once said in an interview that Gregory Peck was the best kisser she had ever encountered in her film career. Knowing that alone would make me want to watch this film!

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Excellent movie, follows the book closel

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                                  from North Charleston, SC

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                                  Pros

                                  • Entertaining

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                                    Comments about this product:

                                    I admire the hero and the author.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Gregory Peck at his Best!

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                                    from Trenton, ON, Canada

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                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Great Cinematography
                                    • High Production Value

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                                      • Perfect Gift

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      As a Book Lover and Movie Buff this adaptation of a classic sea novel is riveting from beginning to end. In a modern world of Computer Graphic movies, I was impressed with the lengths the Producers went to in order to portray the Royal Navy, in the era of the Napoleanic Wars.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      excellent movie

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                                      from clifton park new york

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                                      great doing business with you

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great movie

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                                      from Lancaster,Ca

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                                      • Entertaining

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                                        Comments about this product:

                                        Very good classic

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