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Horatio Hornblower: Loyalty [2003]

Director:Andrew Grieve
Writer:Niall Leonard
Composer:John E. Keane
Length:100 minutes
(1 hour 40 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:8.2/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: After a dearth of action, Hornblower begins to get close to a young lady. Just then, he is given command of the Hotspur and sent on a reconnaissance mission off the French coast.

Reaction: A good outing, but not their best.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Andrew Grieve => Director
Niall Leonard => Writer
John E. Keane => Composer
C.S. Forester => Novels
Barbara Flynn => Mrs. Mason
Christian Coulson => Midshipman John 'Jack' Hammond
Greg Wise => Major Côtard
Ian McElhinney => Captain Hammond
Ioan Gruffudd => Commander Horatio Hornblower
Jim McManus => Pawnbroker
John Sheahan => Irishman
Jonathan Forbes => Midshipman Charles Orrock
Julia Sawalha => Maria Mason
Lorcan Cranitch => Wolfe
Paul Copley => Matthews
Paul McGann => Lieutenant Bush
Robert Lindsay => Admiral Sir Edward Pellew
Ron Cook => Steward James Doughty
Sean Gilder => Styles
Tony Haygarth => Master Prowse

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The white and blue print gown Julia Sawalha (Maria) wears to church is the same costume worn by a gust at the Easter Ball in Wives and Daughters.
  • The brown print day dress worn by Julia Sawalha (Maria) is the same costume worn by [?] Cécile Paoli (Lucille) in Sharpe's Waterloo.
  • Based on the books by C.S. Forester, particularly Hornblower and the Hotspur.
  • The brown and beige floral print day dress worn by Barbara Flynn (Mrs. Mason) is the same costume [?] Georgine Anderson (Mrs. Croft) wears at Barton Cottage in Persuasion (1971).