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Dodge City: Go West, Errol Flynn (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | Video 19 April 2005

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Several film historians talk about the making of the 1939 Errol Flynn Western "Dodge City", and show still and clips from the movie, profiles of the major players and clips from a ... See full summary »
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Lincoln Hurst Lincoln Hurst ... Himself - Professor of Film, UC Davis (as Lincoln D. Hurst)
Robert Osborne ... Himself - Film Historian
Bob Thomas Bob Thomas ... Himself - Author
Rudy Behlmer ... Himself - Author & Film Historian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivia de Havilland ... Herself / Abbie Irving (archive footage)
Errol Flynn ... Himself / Wade Hatton (archive footage)
Alan Hale ... Rusty Hart (archive footage)
Victor Jory ... (archive footage)
William Lundigan ... (archive footage)
Henry O'Neill ... (archive footage)
Ann Sheridan ... Ruby Gilman (archive footage)
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... (archive footage)
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Several film historians talk about the making of the 1939 Errol Flynn Western "Dodge City", and show still and clips from the movie, profiles of the major players and clips from a documentary made about the premiere of the film that was held in Dodge City, KS. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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This documentary is featured on the DVD for Dodge City (1939), released in 2005. See more »

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Enjoyable and informative intro to "Dodge City" and the '39 publicity junket...
26 July 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

I've really enjoyed these DVD introductions, especially the wise comments by Bob Thomas, Robert Osborne, Rudy Behlmer and historian Lincoln D. Hurst which really give credit where it's due and make the viewer understand the reputation of films like DODGE CITY in the context of when it was made,in 1939.

At the time, there was no television and studios sent their biggest stars out on publicity junkets. For DODGE CITY, the whole town turned out to welcome the Warner stock company celebrities that included Flynn, Bruce Cabot, John Garfield, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Frank McHugh, Ann Sheridan and many others.

But the commentary by Thomas, Osborne and Hurst is what comprises most of this special nine minute feature. They talk about Flynn's acceptance as a western star and his reluctance at first to attempt the role; about the contribution made by Technicolor and Olivia de Havilland as Flynn's popular leading lady; about Ann Sheridan's small but colorful role as a saloon singer; and discuss "heavies" Bruce Cabot and Victor Jory who were the hissable villains of the piece.

It serves as an enjoyable intro to the film, which turned out to be a huge success for Warner Bros. at a time when very few major films were photographed in three-strip Technicolor.


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