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Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999)

Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (original title)
Lt. Hornblower and his crew are captured by the enemy while escorting a Duchess who has secrets of her own.

Director:

Andrew Grieve

Writers:

C.S. Forester (story "Hornblower, the Duchess and the Devil"), Patrick Harbinson (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ioan Gruffudd ... Acting Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower
Robert Lindsay ... Captain Sir Edward Pellew
Cherie Lunghi ... Duchess of Wharfedale
Christopher Fulford ... M'Man Hunter
Ronald Pickup ... Don Massaredo
Jamie Bamber ... Kennedy
Jonathan Coy ... Lieutenant Bracegirdle
John Woodvine ... Sir Hew Dalrymple
Paul Copley ... Matthews
Sean Gilder ... Styles
Simon Sherlock Simon Sherlock ... Oldroyd
Jean-Yves Berteloot ... Etienne de Vergasse
Vincent S. Boluda Vincent S. Boluda ... Spanish Lieutenant
Jolyon Baker Jolyon Baker ... Captain Joubert
Colin MacLachlan Colin MacLachlan ... Master Bowles
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Storyline

Hornblower captures the French vessel, Le Reve, and is asked by Pellew to sail her back to England so that she can be outfitted for the English navy, and also, as a favor, to convey the unusual Duchess of Wharfedale back home. Unfortunately, Le Reve, Hornblower, the duchess and the crew are captured by the Spanish and imprisoned. There, Horatio finds Kennedy, wasted and hopeless from months in solitary. Against the odds, Horatio must find a way to escape with Kennedy, against Hunter's protests, and with the growing suspicion that the duchess may not be who she appears. Written by Kathy Li

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

18 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Peniche, Portugal See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The lines that Kennedy quotes when he wakes up and sees Hornblower and the Duchess are taken from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (Act4; scene 15). They are spoken by Cleopatra when she realizes Antony has died. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Spanish Lieutenant: You have my sword. I will not attempt to escape. I have already lost my ship. I will not compound my shame by breaking my word.
Hornblower: [Retutning the Captain's sword] Today the luck was with me, sir.
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Connections

Follows Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998) See more »

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Cherie Lunghi is a delight to see in this movie!
24 January 2000 | by alteaSee all my reviews

Having a great start with the first movie, falling into a dump for a second movie, I was very curious about the outcome for this third movie in the made for tv-series! For the third time we have again brilliant production values, as we have come to expect, after the previous ones! Story-wise it is a much better story than the second and a little better than the first! What makes this movie exceptional is the presence of Cherie Lunghi! Cherie Lunghi is one of Britain's most underrated actresses! She gives a terrific performance. It is a delight to see her in this movie! BTW this movie has a continuation of the homo-erotic tension between Hornblower and Kennedy as hinted in the first movie!


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