Adventure on the high seas in these adaptations of C.S. Forester's popular novels, which are set in the late 18th-century. Hornblower (Gruffudd) is a young recruit who rises through the ranks of the King's Navy as the British battle the French. "The Duel" provides the introduction to Hornblower and his mentor, Captain Pellew (Lindsay). "The Fire Ships" has Hornblower preparing for his lieutenant's exam. "The Duchess and the Devil" finds Hornblower escorting the Duchess of Wharfedale (Lunghi) to England with important naval dispatches. "The Wrong War" finds the Brits preparing a coup against the French Republican government.
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Running time 400 minutes.
Originally from British.
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