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C.S. Forester (story)
Patrick Harbinson (screenplay)
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18 April 1999 (USA) See more »
Lt. Hornblower and his crew are captured by the enemy while escorting a Duchess who has secrets of her own. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Andrew Grieve 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
C.S. Forester  story "Hornblower, the Duchess and the Devil"
Patrick Harbinson  screenplay

Produced by
Andrew Benson .... producer
Delia Fine .... executive producer
Vernon Lawrence .... executive producer
Peter Richardson .... line producer
Original Music by
John E. Keane 
Cinematography by
Alec Curtis 
Film Editing by
Keith Palmer 
Production Design by
Rob Harris 
Costume Design by
John Mollo 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giles Butler .... second assistant director
Alex Gibb .... third assistant director (as Alexander Gibb)
David Mason .... first assistant director
Art Department
Dave Channon .... construction manager
Cathy Cosgrove .... property buyer
Gerry Graham .... painter
Dean Hawley .... painter
Brian Henry .... stand-by props
Tina Jones .... set dresser
Alan Sprawson .... stand-by carpenter
Sound Department
Rudi Buckle .... production sound mixer
Colin Codner .... boom operator
Michael Crouch .... dubbing editor
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer
Sue Lenny .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Dave Sloss .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Graham Aikman .... special effects assistant: pyro supervisor
Jeremy Lovett .... special effects senior technician: model unit
Ben Broadbridge .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Mark Roberts .... special effects technician: model unit (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Roy Field .... director of photography: model unit
Martin Gutteridge .... model unit director
Mark Thomas-Stubbs .... digital effects
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bourke .... best boy
Tom Gates .... gaffer
Jon Head .... grip
Andy Ormesher .... chargehand rigger
Micky May .... generator operator (uncredited)
Leandro Scarpin .... assistant camera trainee (uncredited)
Jamie Summers .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gordon Harmer .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Matthew Tucker .... assistant film editor
Marc Eskenazi .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Anna Callaghan .... production assistant
Dani Gordon .... assistant to producer
Nigel Gostelow .... location manager
Pauline Granby .... production accountant
Amanda Lean .... script supervisor
Gerry Savage .... unit nurse
Adele Steward .... production coordinator
Chris Tarry .... assistant accountant
Tim Vaughan .... script executive
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil" - UK (original title)
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USA:93 min
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Continuity: Hornblower is released from his solitary confinement in the underground cage, where he has been (presumably) for several days, yet he is clean shaven when returned to his shipmates.See more »
Hornblower:Archie, I would do the exact same. If I were in this position...
Kennedy:But you're not, and you never would be.
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Movie Connections:
Followed by Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001) (TV)See more »


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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
If America only knew how good this was., 17 April 2002
Author: TexasRedge from Kingsport, Tennessee

If America only knew how good this was,it would be the highest rated Made-For-TV movie series of all time(hard to believe there are more people out there that would rather watch "The Columbo Mysteries" than Horatio Hornblower- that just goes to show the power of major network name-brand advertising.

The Hornblower movie series has been television at its finest. I have seen all 6 of the A&E Horatio Hornblower movies,"The Duchess and the Devil" is my favorite of the 6 films. However I tune in to A&E everytime they air a new Hornblower movie. So far all 6 movies have been based on the Horatio Hornblower adventure novels written by C.S. Forester(the same author who wrote African Queen). Each Movie chronicles the on-going adventures of Horatio Hornblower who is a Brittish Lt. in the Brittish Navy during the late 1790's-to early 1800's during the Napoleonic era in Europe. I sincerly believe that each one of these 6 Films has been good enough to have shown at the movie theaters,if the producers had wanted to. Unlike other Made-For-TV films,The Hornblower films do not have that Made-For-TV feeling to them,like most television movies have.

A common misconception that people who havent seen these movies have is that all 6 of these films go to gether as a mini-series- that is not true. The Hornblower movies are not a mini-series,all 6 of these films are individual movies about the same charactor- with all the same actors playing the same roles in each film(EXAMPLE:think of the James Bond films-They are not sequels, but they are all about the adventures of James Bond- that same principle applies to the Hornblower movies) I give the entire Horatio Hornblower movie series 5 out of 5 stars. Its Perfect entertainment- but you cant please everyone, so for those of you dont like epic battleship battles,historic style drama,high stakes adventure, and danger on the high seas,if you dont like stuff like that-there is always Columbo re-run for you to watch.

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