Captain Horatio Hornblower


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Noun1.Captain Horatio Hornblower - a fictional English admiral during the Napoleonic Wars in novels written by C. S. Forester
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He published The African Queen and historical novels based on his most popular character, Captain Horatio Hornblower.
After being paid just PS20 to appear in the war film Undercover (1943) he was keen to be a star but it was few years before he would impress as the bosun's mate in Captain Horatio Hornblower (1953).
He published The African Queen in 1935 and two years later created his most popular character, Captain Horatio Hornblower.
30: The Gunfighter, David And Bathsheba, Captain Horatio Hornblower - which actor?
He was the lead in Shadow of the Past (1950), and then St Gerard in Captain Horatio Hornblower RN (1951).
Forester, creator of the indomitable Captain Horatio Hornblower, master of the 36-gun frigate HMS Lydia, during the Napoleonic Wars (1804-1815), here follows Hornblower on a secret mission for the British Admiralty.
Peck specialised in playing larger-than-life characters such as King David, Captain Horatio Hornblower, Captain Ahab, General MacArthur, F Scott Fitzgerald and Abraham Lincoln.
Though he played a handful of villains, including Nazi doctor Mengele in The Boys From Brazil,Peck was best known for upright, chivalrous characters in Roman Holiday and Gentleman's Agreement or stalwart heroes in Captain Horatio Hornblower and Pork Chop Hill.
And Captain Horatio Hornblower set sail again with Different Class a few years later but there was no booty to take home.
The upper class hero is the latest British fictional idol to be dusted off for either cinema or television, and follows in the footsteps of James Bond, Captain Horatio Hornblower and Captain Sharpe.