In San Francisco in 1850, a Russian Countess runs away from an arranged marriage to a Russian Prince and falls into the arms of an American sea captain who occasionally poaches seals in Russian Alaska.
On the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary War, fair Captain Crawford is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lieutenant Scott-Padget, whose heavy-handed command style pushes the crew to mutiny.
In 1807, Captain Horatio Hornblower leads his ship the HMS Lydia on a perilous voyage around Cape Horn and into the Pacific. The men, even his officers, don't know exactly where he is leading them. England is at war with Napoleon and everyone wonders why they have been sent so far from the action. They eventually arrive on the Pacific coast of Central America where the HMS Lydia has been sent to arm Don Julian Alvarado, who is planning an attack against France's Spanish allies on the North American continent. The hope is that Alvarado's forces will require the French to divert some of their military resources to North American defense in the aid of their Spanish allies. He arrives to learn that a Spanish Galleon is en route and he no sooner captures it and hands it over to Alvarado that he learns the Spanish are now England's allies and he must take it from Alvarado. He also gets a very comely passenger in the form of Lady Barbara Wellesley, sister of the Duke of Wellington. The ...Written by
When Lady Barbara Wellesley introduces herself to Capt. Hornblower, he is startled and blurts out, "You're not related to the Duke of Wellington!"
It's supposed to be the year 1807, so technically, this is a goof, since her brother, Sir Arthur Wellesley, was not made Duke of Wellington until about 1814. Indeed, he was not even a peer of any level until 1809. He was just "Sir Arthur". However, as a dramatic device for the movie's story, it does quickly establish Lady Barbara as a very important person. See more »
In the year Eighteen Hundred and Seven, a small ship of the Royal Navy set sail from England for a secret destination. With five million French and Spanish soldiers poised on the Continent under Napolean, nothing could save England from invasion except her 300 ships. HMS Lydia was soon far beyond battle-charged Europe. Under the most secret of sealed orders, she sailed for southern waters, fought her way around the Horn... headed north again into the Pacific. For seven months, she ...
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Raoul Walsh shows how an excellent adventure movie must be...
Raoul Walsh shows how an excellent adventure movie has to be made: Take two Hollywood stars (Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo), send them to Eng- land, take British character actors for the supporting roles (Robert Beatty, James Robertson Justice) and take finally a good English stunt team. For me it is one of the best adventure movies at all, with excellent battle sequences, visual effects and a good cinematography by Oscar-winner (for GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 1946)Guy Green (1913-2005). I recorded that movie from the TV, and I was not pleased about removing the clips, so I'm asking: When will the DVD in Germany appear? Regards, Hans-Dieter
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