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The Adventures of Errol Flynn (2005)

A documentary about the life of Errol Flynn, with recollections from friends and family.

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Documentary about action-adventure movie star Errol Flynn. Flynn's early life was something out of an adventure novel. He lived in the South Seas, undertook major sailing expeditions and dabbled in a variety of business ventures. His first stab at acting was In the Wake of the Bounty (1933), an Australian made film where, he admitted, he didn't have a clue what he was doing. He did repertory theater work in England for a time and eventually ended up under contract at Warner Bros. studios in Hollywood. Jack Warner personally selected him for the lead role in Captain Blood (1935) which led to instant stardom. Similar roles, especially in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) made him the top action/adventure hero of his day. His career hit a major bump in the road when he was charged with statutory rape in 1943. He was found not guilty and there is a consensus that he was set up. His career began to decline by the late 1940s and in 1953, his contract with Warners came to an end. He ... Written by garykmcd

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REAL-TO-REEL: A Hollywood Legend's Life of Action, Romance and Drama. (DVD)

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Well worth seeing--especially since Flynn was a very complex man.
18 July 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While this made for Turner Classic Movies documentary is very, very good, it isn't quite as good as their best--such as their special about Joan Crawford. This is because the print is a bit rough looking and I could have liked to hear some experts talk about Flynn's psychological profile, as he was a HUGELY dysfunctional guy. Still, it's well worth your time--especially since he was a terrific actor.

Like you'd expect in such a film, it consists of narration, film clips and various interviews. Some of the folks who talked about Errol Flynn seemed like odd choices (after all, what was their connection to Flynn?!)--such as Joanne Woodward, Bury Reynolds and Richard Dreyfus. I don't think any of them knew Flynn. Perhaps part of the problem is that most folks who knew him are dead--and we are fortunate that at least they could assemble folks like his daughter, an ex-wife and Olivia de Havilland (who was the BEST part of the documentary--as her comments were priceless--what a classy and interesting woman!). Interesting topics covered were his relationship with the petulant Bette Davis, drug abuse and the insane allegations he was a Nazi that came out about 30 years ago! Interesting throughout and well worthy your time.


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