Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In Like Flynn!!!

A few stills of one of my all-time fave actors, Errol Flynn! I dont think anyone would argue that Flynn was incredibly handsome, had great charisma and an undeniable screen presence but i also feel his acting chops are quite unjustly overlooked. No doubt he had a limited range but put him in a role suitable to that range and it will be impossible to think of anyone else in that role ever again! In addition to his unforgettable turns in films like "Captain Blood", "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "Gentleman Jim" he gave credible and effective dramatic performances in "The Dawn Patrol", "Objective Burma" and "Edge of Darkness".

Flynn with my favorite actress Olivia deHavilland *sigh* in the film that made stars of them both, "Captain Blood". For my money one of the greatest action-adventure-romance films of all time. A tremendously entertaining picture!

An intense scene from "Captain Blood" with Flynn and up and coming Warner Bros. actor Ross Alexander, who tragically died by by his own hand just 2 years after this film was released.

Flynn with Frank McHugh and Alan Hale right behind him in a scene from my fave of all of his westerns "Dodge City".

Flynn, Alan Hale (look at the expression on his face!), Arthur Kennedy, Rondald Reagan and Ronald Sinclair in a scene from the silly and fun over-the-top war time film "Desperate Journey"

Flynn in the center with a 2nd rate actor who became a 3rd rate president, Ronald Reagan, on the left and a 1st rate actor who remained a 1st rate actor throughout his entire career, Arthur Kennedy, on the right, in another scene from "Desperate Journey"

Flynn sporting some fancy duds in "San Antonio". More Flynn stills to come!


Aldous said...

I agree he was underrated (for his acting ability). Not underrated by the movie-going public fortunately, only by the snobs who are smarter than the rest of us.

Yes - Olivia is beautiful.

Booksteve said...

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