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Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler (1983)

Unrated  |  Video  |  Documentary  |  March 1987 (USA)
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This special features clips from Flynn's movies including "Adventures of Robin Hood," "Captain Blood," "Santa Fe Trail" and others. Charges of his Nazi affiliation and never-before released... See full summary »

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Himself - Narrator
Hal B. Wallis ...
Himself - Former Studio Head (as Hal Wallis)
Tony Thomas ...
Himself - Flynn Film Historian
Vincent Sherman ...
Himself - Flynn's Director: 'Don Juan'
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Himself - Flynn's Director - 'Roots Of Heaven'
Robert Douglas ...
Himself - Co-starred in 'Don Juan'
Irving Asher ...
Himself - Discovered Errol Flynn
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Himself - Co-starred in 'The Dawn Patrol'
Nora Eddington ...
Herself - Errol's Second Wife (as Nora Flynn)
Rory Flynn ...
Herself - Errol's Daughter
Deirdre Flynn ...
Herself - Errol's Daughter
Samuel Marx ...
Himself - Studio Executive (as Sam Marx)
Beverly Aadland ...
Herself - Errol's Last Love
Otto Reichow ...
Himself - Pallbearer at Errol's Funeral
Hermann Erben ...
Himself - Flynn's Lifelong Friend (as Dr. Hermann Erben)
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This special features clips from Flynn's movies including "Adventures of Robin Hood," "Captain Blood," "Santa Fe Trail" and others. Charges of his Nazi affiliation and never-before released facts are also included. Christopher Lee narrates, with appearances by his former wives, children and other stars. Written by Anonymous

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In the tradition of his book... "My Wicked, Wicked Ways"

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Certainly not the best film about Flynn.
21 September 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler" is a very cheap looking documentary. The print looks like it was shot on video and the film clips are all very fuzzy. And, in a few cases, color film clips are in black & white (such as "The Adventures of Robin Hood"). And, inexplicably, it is narrated by Christopher Lee--a man who seems to have no connection with Flynn. Also, oddly, the film doesn't even talk about Flynn's childhood until halfway through the documentary! Now I am NOT saying it's a bad documentary, but it does leave a lot to be desired and there are better biographies of Flynn out there (such as "Adventures of Errol Flynn"). So, unless you are a crazed film buff (like me), try seeing this other film instead. Or, if you are a nut like me, see them both. The bonus is that BOTH are very interesting and "Portrait of a Swashbuckler" does try to figure out why Flynn had such contempt for women.


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