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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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David Heeley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Holm ... Narrator (voice)
Errol Flynn ... Himself / Various Roles (archive footage) (archive sound)
Charles Chauvel Charles Chauvel ... Himself - Producer and Director (archive footage)
Patrice Wymore ... Herself - Widow of Errol Flynn (as Patrice Wymore Flynn)
Vincent Sherman ... Himself - Director
Burt Reynolds ... Himself - Actor
Rudy Behlmer ... Himself - Author and Film Historian
Olivia de Havilland ... Herself - Actress
Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself - Actor
Delmer Daves ... Himself - Writer and Director (archive footage)
David Niven ... Himself - Actor (archive footage)
Joanne Woodward ... Herself - Actress
Deirdre Flynn Deirdre Flynn ... Herself - Daughter
Richard Schickel ... Himself - Author and Time Film Critic
Basil Rathbone ... Himself / Various Roles (archive footage) (archive sound)
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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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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Excellent Flynn documentary
1 October 2012 | by shawmutleySee all my reviews

Caught this documentary on You Tube and absolutely loved it. An interesting and entertaining documentary on the man and his career. I do feel that they could possibly have gone into certain areas more deeply - the rape trial for example as this was undoubtedly the factor that changed the course of Flynn's life - as well as his later career, which isn't examined in great detail, which is a shame because it can be argued that the 1950s were possibly the most interesting in terms of looking at his downfall and then resurgence towards the end. The sequences with Olivia de Havilland being interviewed are especially good. Overall a very good piece of entertainment.


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