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.
18 April 1999 (USA)
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil
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As Hornblower's second ruse is in play, just after Matthews warns him the Spanish suspect something, one line of dialogue makes clear, as the captain of the Spanish ship orders one of his officers: "Señala al almirante. Avisa que vamos a abrir fuego sobre piratas ingleses." Translated: "Signal the admiral. Say we are about to open fire on English pirates". See more
In the opening shot, when a rowing boat comes close to the shore, a helicopter can be heard. See more
[Horatio stopped Hunter from shooting the French
We're here to fight them aren't we?
No, Mr. Hunter, we're here to defeat them.
Followed by Hornblower: Duty