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Fighting On Film: Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)

Set the mainsail and sharpen your cutlasses, this week we’re taking on a technicolour swashbuckler set during the Napoleonic Wars. Starring Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo, Raoul Walsh’s 1951 adaptation of some of C.S. Forester’s classic seafaring novels is stirring stuff! Join us as we unpack this early adaptation of three of Forester’s renowned Horatio Hornblower books.

Running Order:
00:00 – Intro
01:45 – Premise
02:00 – Production
09:25 – Cast
20:50 – Contemporary Review
25:30 – Books the film adapts
32:00 – Ally Tally
40:30 – Favourite Scene
50:20 – Final Thoughts
54:00 – Outro

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