Leading Men: Errol Flynn


June 20, 1909 ~  October 14, 1959                   Errol Flynn

With films in Glorious Technicolor that boasted scores to accompany any Sunday afternoon, Errol Flynn did nothing better than gracing the screen in sprawling films that could take up hours. Dodge City is a classic Errol-Olivia film that boasts all the earmarks of the grand theater experience. Panoramic landscapes, bad guys with guns, and the fight for survival in the wilderness finds poor Olivia’s brother trampled by cattle, and all because Errol shot him in the leg to get him in line. Its conflict like this that drives this story, and many other Errol Flynn tales, through all that muddy stuff into the arms of the right girl.  Sea Hawk earned epic status, and master swordplay, while Adventures of Robin Hood  wallowed in color, taking all twelve Technicolor Cameras to film.  I like him best playing the playboy divorcee still in love with his ex-wife Eleanor Parker in Never Say Goodbye, Great stuff.   Happy Birthday Errol.


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