Colonel Chabert Film Series

Introduction Le Colonel Chabert (English: Colonel Chabert) is an 1832 novella by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850). It is included in his series of novels (or Roman-fleuve) known as La Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy), which depicts and parodies French society in the period of the Restoration (1815-1830) and the July Monarchy… Read More

Colonel Chabert (1920)

Introduction Colonel Chabert (German: Oberst Chabert) is a 1920 German silent historical film directed by and starring Eugen Burg. Outline It is an adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s 1832 novel Colonel Chabert. Cast Eugen Burg as Oberst Chabert. Wanda Treumann as Doppelrolle. Oskar Marion. Hans Ahrens. Max Laurence. Colonel Chabert Series Colonel Chabert (1832, novel… Read More

Le Colonel Chabert (1994)

Introduction Le Colonel Chabert (English title: Colonel Chabert) is a 1994 French historical drama film directed by Yves Angelo and starring Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant and Fabrice Luchini. It is based on the novel Le Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac. Another film adaptation of the novel starring Raimu had been released 50 years earlier,… Read More

Austerlitz (1960)

Introduction Austerlitz (aka The Battle of Austerlitz, English title) is a 1960 French film directed by Abel Gance and starring Jean Marais, Rossano Brazzi, Martine Carol, Jack Palance, Claudia Cardinale, Vittorio De Sica, Orson Welles, Leslie Caron and Jean-Louis Trintignant. Pierre Mondy portrays Napoleon in this film about his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.… Read More

Hornblower: Duty (2003)

Introduction Duty is the Eighth of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. It is based on the books by C.S. Forester, particularly Hornblower and the Hotspur. Outline Commander Horatio Hornblower, captain of HMS Hotspur, and Maria Mason are… Read More

Hornblower: Loyalty (2003)

Introduction Loyalty is the seventh of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. It is based on the books by C.S. Forester, particularly Hornblower and the Hotspur. Outline The film starts out in 1803 in Cape Clear, Ireland, where… Read More

Hornblower: Retribution (2001)

Introduction Retribution is the sixth of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. It is a continuation of Mutiny (previous film) and is based on the 1952 book Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester. Outline In January 1802 in Kingston,… Read More

Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)

Introduction Mutiny is the fifth of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. It is based on the 1952 book Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester. Outline In 1802 in Kingston, Jamaica, Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower is imprisoned on a charge… Read More

Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters (1999)

Introduction The Frogs and Lobsters is the fourth of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. The Frogs and the Lobsters is the name given to this second film in the United Kingdom, while in the United States it… Read More