He is the ultimate high-seas hero: a man of unshakeable courage, unwavering principles and extraordinary skill. Joining the Royal Navy at the outset of the bloody Napoleonic Wars, Horatio Hornblower rises quickly from raw recruit to seasoned sailor, and his exploits become the stuff of legend.
A&E's lavish adaptations of C.S. Forester's classic novels charmed millions of viewers
with their swashbuckling action, broadside battles and below-decks intrigue.
Ioan Gruffudd stars as the dashing hero, and the stellar supporting cast
includes Robert Lindsay, Jamie Bamber and Paul Copley.
The Horatio Hornblower series features six feature-length films: The Duel, The Fire Ships,
The Duchess and the Devil, The Wrong War, The Mutiny, Retribution.
This film was made for television and is not rated.