Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ships | 1998

Adaptation, Adventure
Television movie based on the novels of C.S. Forester about the exploits of British Naval Captain Horatio Hornblower at the beginning of the 19th century. The "Indy" rescues the three surviving crew of a wrecked British ...more

Cast

... Horatio Hornblower

Actor (1998-1999)

... Captain Pellew

Actor (1998-1999)

... Captain Foster

Actor (1998-1999)

... Tapling

Actor (1998-1999)

... Bunting

Actor (1998-1999)

... Lieutenant Bracegirdle

Actor (1998-1999)

... Captain Hammon

Actor (1998-1999)

... Matthews

Actor (1998-1999)

... Styles

Actor (1998-1999)

... Finch

Actor (1998-1999)

... Oldroyd

Actor (1998-1999)

... Master Bowles

Actor (1998-1999)

Company

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

Television movie based on the novels of C.S. Forester about the exploits of British Naval Captain Horatio Hornblower at the beginning of the 19th century. The "Indy" rescues the three surviving crew of a wrecked British brig, one of whom is the legendary Captain Foster. When Hornblower leads a mission to Oran (Algiers) for supplies, he and his men are quarantined after exposure to the plague at the port. Hornblower spends much of his time with his books preapring for his lieutenant examination. After three weeks, he sits for his exam. Overcome by nerves, the intelligent Hornblower fails. Just as he is about to be dismissed, a blazing fireship is bearing down on the harbor from the Spanish side. Hornblower and Foster manage to keep the burning ship clear of nearby ships.

Writers

Screenplay (1998-1999)

Screenplay (1998-1999)

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