Hornblower is called to take a company of British troops (which the sailors call lobsters because of their red coats) and a company of French nationalists to France to fight in the revolution. But Hornblower is horrified by the brutality of the French commander as he guillotines everyone in a village that destroyed his former home and his unwillingness to take part in the actual battles. However, when the commander and his men set out to rape and brutalize a young school teacher, Hornblower vows his protection of her.
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In the original novel Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, "The Frogs and the Lobsters" occurs before Hornblower receives his promotion to Lieutenant, or even being ranked Acting-Lieutenant. Furthermore, the novel does not have any love interest for Hornblower. See more
Right after Hornblower finds the cap of the artillery soldier, when the British are crossing the meadow (1:12:56 mark), the soldier closer to the viewer pulls the trigger of his rifle, but it does not fire. While the flintlock rifle shown in the film was known for misfiring occasionally, particularly when wet, the soldier does not react to his weapon not working, and even acts out the recoil. See more
Acting Lt. Archie Kennedy
Keep your head or you will lose it!
The British Grenadiers
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25 April 1999 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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