Here we bring you The Adventures of Horatio Hornblower, which was a 30 minute historical action/adventure series that aired in 1952-1953 starring Michael Redgrave as Horatio Hornblower. It traces the adventures of Horatio Hornblower as a fictional Captain in the British Royal Navy during the time of Napoleon. It was based on the series of Hornblower novels by C. S. Forester and was later the subject of films and television programs.
Ernest Hemingway is quoted as saying, "I recommend Forester to everyone literate I know."
The name "Horatio" was inspired by the character in William Shakespeare's Hamlet and chosen also because of its association with contemporary figures such as Horatio Nelson. At the same time, Forester wrote the body of the works carefully to avoid entanglements with real world history, so Hornblower is always off on another mission when a great naval victory occurs during the Napoleonic Wars; concurrently, whatever he has Hornblower dealing with is usually important too, if less heralded.
The Hornblower radio series was produced by Harry Towers and his Towers of London syndicate and was not broadcast over the BBC, although it was transcribed in England for the BBC. The BBC was not interested in doing the Hornblower series and it was aired in the U.S. on CBS, then again on ABC in 1954 and Mutual in 1957. Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo recreated their roles on a one-hour Lux Radio Theater program broadcast on January 21, 1952.
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The Adventures of Horatio Hornblower
- Alliance with Russia
- Attack on Fort At Fisher s Half
- Attack on Haiti Fort
- Battle Against El Supremo
- Capture of Le Harve the
- Chasing the Blanche Fluer
- Chasing the Papillion
- Command of the La Mouch
- Damaged Lydia Heads for Panama
- Delaying the French
- Disguised As a French Ship
- Disguised As the Flame
- Duel the
- Exam for Lieutenant
- Fighting the Spanish on the Renoun
- First Attack on Haiti Fails
- First Meeting with Bush
- French Are Stopped the
- Guerilla Action
- Horatio Captures a Ship
- Horatio Captures the Natividad
- Horatio Deals with a Mad King
- Horatio Is Court Martialed
- Horatio Meets Marie and Escapes
- Hornblower s First Command
- Into the Baltic
- Lydia Sinks the Natividad
- Mutiny on the Flame
- Napoleon Is Defeated
- Planning Mutiny on the Renoun
- Port of Riga
- Prisoner and Rescue of Spanish
- Prisoner in 1811 a
- Prisoner of the French on the Peek
- Promoted to Captain of the Retribution
- Protecting the Convoy
- Quartined for the Plague
- Reception with the Czar
- Rejoining the Fleet
- Return to the Fleet
- Return to the Sea
- Shakey Alliance with El Supremo
- Spain Becomes Neutral
- Spanish Leave Napoleon the
- With the 43rd Marines
- Yellow Fever
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