#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Sir Edward Pellew visits Horatio Hornblower who is jail in Jamaica awaiting his trial on a charge of making a mutiny. His problems began six months earlier when he was appointed Third Lieutenant aboard the HMS Renown under the famous Captain James Sawyer. It soon becomes apparent to several of the officers, including Horatio’s friend Archie Kennedy who is aboard ship as Fourth Lieutenant that the Captain is suffering from madness of some sort. He is cruel and sees conspiracies everywhere. Both Horatio and Midshipman Welland prove to be the particular objects of his wrath. The situation is not helped by an inexperience First Lieutenant who does not command the Captain’s respect and a newly arrived Second Lieutenant who doesn’t seem ready to challenge the Captain in any way.
Plot: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester’s classic maritime adventures – the story of one young man’s struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Hornblower and his comrades come under the command of a revered but obviously mentally unstable captain and eventually must mutiny.
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Series better as “Master and Commander” movie
Big budgeted Brit TV-series based on the books of C.S. Forester, set during the Napoleonic wars in the beginning of the 19th century.
Hornblower starts of as a midshipman and the series follows him as he climbs up through the ranks.
Only the British can make such a spectacular historical series. No costs or means have been spared to recreate life at sea in those times. Not much of CGI or whatvever, the ships and fight are all real. When Hornblower is trapped on a sinking ship, there is no money for some elaborater special effect so they just sink it for real. Plots are full of twists and turns and are never predictable. Series is very intelligently scripted, great charactarisation and humour is provided when needed.
It seems this series was the inspiration for US movie “Master and Commander” with Russel Crowe. It’s the same theme, same era and nearly same plot. If you are familiar with the Hornblower series , Master and commander is almost a kind of rip-off, although it is based on another bookseries. Master and Commander is an OK movie but it just pales in comparison with this simply brilliant series. I think this is again proof that TV is getting better then cinema.
It is not the first adaptation of the CS Forester saga on Hornblower . In 1952 Hollywood made a very worthy effort with “Hornblower” by cramming three books into one movie. Starring Gregory Peck as Hornblower and Virginia Mayo as the love interest. Directed by actionspecialist Raoul Walsh, it’s a real winner.
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The Hornblower series are just as great as the books, great acting, nice scenes, and the series borders on the truth of that era. I hope they will continue with the Hornblower series. I like to say great job everybody but especially to Ioan Gruffod, Jamie Bamber, Robert Lindsay, Sean Gilder and Paul Copley.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (Israel)
Genre Adventure, Drama, History, War
Director Andrew Grieve
Writer T.R. Bowen (screenplay), C.S. Forester (books)
Actors Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones
Awards Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (US Release), 16 : 9 (UK Release)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm