Remembering Errol Flynn on June 20

“I am the epitome of Twentieth Century cosmopolitanism, but I should have an explorer in the time of Magellan” – Errol Flynn.

Errol Flynn was a rugged, handsome actor. I have watched him over the years, and I have enjoyed his films time and time again. We, normally, think of Flynn as the “king of swashbucklers,” but he was so much more. His acting skills excel. Take the sword away, and Flynn would still command the camera.

Errol Flynn burst onto the screen in Captain Blood, Michael Curtiz’ wonderful swashbuckler. At the age of 25 he made a movie called Murder in Monte Carlo, for Warner Brothers.Jack Warner, the studio head recognized Flynn’s magnetism and placed the Australian actor under contract.
The result was Sea Hawk, which garnered Flynn and Warner Brothers many new fans.

Both men and women admired Flynn’s movie characters: virile, courageous, honorable, and romantic.

Flynn Films:

Cuban Rebel Girls
The American Correspondent

1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV series)
‘Doc’ Boatwright
– The Golden Shanty (1959) … ‘Doc’ Boatwright

1959 The Red Skelton Hour (TV series)
‘The Duke’ – Gentleman Hobo
– Freddie’s Beat Shack (1959) … ‘The Duke’ – Gentleman Hobo

1958 The Roots of Heaven

1958 Too Much, Too Soon
John Barrymore

1957 The Sun Also Rises
Mike Campbell

1957 Playhouse 90 (TV series)
Capt. Bidlack
– Without Incident (1957) … Capt. Bidlack

1957 The Big Boodle
Ned Sherwood

1957 Istanbul
James Brennan

1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV series)
Francois Villon
– The Sword of Villon (1956) … Francois Villon

1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV series)
Don Juan / Himself – Host / John Morton
– 1000th Night of Don Juan … Don Juan / Himself – Host
– Rescued … John Morton

1955 King’s Rhapsody
Richard, King of Laurentia

1955 The Dark Avenger
Prince Edward

1954 Let’s Make Up
John ‘Beau’ Beaumont

1954 Crossed Swords

1953 The Master of Ballantrae
Jamie Durie

1953 The Story of William Tell (short)
William Tell

1952 Against All Flags
Brian Hawke

1952 Mara Maru
Gregory Mason

1951 Adventures of Captain Fabian
Capt. Michael Fabian

1951 Hello God
Man on Anzio Beach

1950 Kim
Mahbub Ali, the Red Beard

1950 Rocky Mountain
Capt. Lafe Barstow (CSA)

1950 Montana
Morgan Lane

1949 That Forsyte Woman
Soames Forsyte

1949 It’s a Great Feeling
Jeffrey Bushdinkle, the Groom (uncredited)

1948 Adventures of Don Juan
Don Juan de Maraña

1948 Silver River
“Mike” McComb

1947 The Lady from Shanghai
Man in Background Outside of Cantina (uncredited)

1947 Escape Me Never
Sebastian Dubrok

1947 Cry Wolf
Mark Caldwell

1946 Never Say Goodbye
Phil Gayley

1945 San Antonio
Clay Hardin

1945 Objective, Burma!
Capt. Nelson

1944 Uncertain Glory
Jean Picard/Emil DuPont

1943 Northern Pursuit
Corporal Steve Wagner

1943 Edge of Darkness
Gunnar Brogge

1942 Gentleman Jim
James J. Corbett

1942 Desperate Journey
Flight Lt. Terrence ‘Terry’ Forbes

1941 They Died with Their Boots On
George Armstrong Custer

1941 Dive Bomber
Doug Lee

1941 Footsteps in the Dark
Francis Monroe Warren II

1940 Santa Fe Trail
Jeb Stuart

1940 The Sea Hawk
Geoffrey Thorpe

1940 Virginia City
Kerry Bradford

1939 Essex and Elizabeth
Earl of Essex

1939 Dodge City
Wade Hatton

1938 The Dawn Patrol
Captain Courtney

1938 The Sisters
Frank Medlin

1938 Four’s a Crowd
Robert Kensington ‘Bob’ Lansford

1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Robin Hood

1937 The Perfect Specimen
Gerald Beresford Wicks

1937 Another Dawn
Captain Denny Roark

1937 The Prince and the Pauper
Miles Hendon

1937 Green Light
Dr. Newell Paige

1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Major Geoffrey Vickers

1935 Captain Blood
Peter Blood

1935 Don’t Bet on Blondes
David Van Dusen

1935 The Case of the Curious Bride
Gregory Moxley

1935 Murder at Monte Carlo

1933 I Adore You
Bit (uncredited)

1933 In the Wake of the Bounty
Fletcher Christian

Turner Classic Movies will celebrate Flynn’s film career all day Monday.
Errol Flynn, June 20, 1909 to October 14, 1959

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Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and historical romantic suspense.
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