Knowledge Identifier: +Errol_Flynn
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1909.
Countries: United States (54%), United Kingdom (16%), Australia (5%)
Linked to: Internet Archive, Warner Bros., Queen's University of Belfast, Shore School
Henry Stephenson - He eventually appeared in 90 films from 1917 to 1951, often with Errol Flynn
Stunt performer - There were three great cycles of swashbuckler films: the Douglas Fairbanks period from 1920 to 1929; the Errol Flynn period from 1935 to 1941; and a period in the 1950s heralded by films, including "Ivanhoe" and "The Master of Ballantrae" , and the popularity of the British television series "The Adventures of Robin Hood"
Alan Hale, Sr. - He played "Little John" in the 1922 film "Robin Hood", with Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, reprised the role sixteen years later in "The Adventures of Robin Hood" with Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone, played him yet again in "Rogues of Sherwood Forest" in 1950 with John Derek as Robin Hood's son
Nora Eddington - Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1924, the daughter of Jack Eddington of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office, Nora Eddington was nineteen when she met Errol Flynn in February 1943 – at the time, she was working at the courthouse where Flynn's notorious 1943 trial for statutory rape was taking place
At the age of 20 he moved to New Guinea where he bought a tobacco plantation, a business which failed.
In the early 1930s, Flynn left for the United Kingdom and, in 1933, snagged an acting job with the Northampton repertory company at the town's Royal Theatre, where he worked for seven months.
Donald Crisp - Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, he appeared in a wide range of roles alongside some of the era's biggest stars, including Katharine Hepburn in "The Little Minister" , Charles Laughton and Clark Gable in "Mutiny on the Bounty" , Bette Davis and Henry Fonda in "That Certain Woman" , Laurence Olivier in "Wuthering Heights" , Errol Flynn in "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" and "The Sea Hawk" and Gregory Peck in "The Valley of Decision"
Flynn was an overnight sensation in his first starring role, Captain Blood.
Raoul Walsh - An undistinguished period followed with Paramount Pictures from 1935 to 1939, but Walsh's career rose to new heights soon after moving to Warner Brothers, with "The Roaring Twenties" featuring James Cagney and Humphrey_Bogart; "Dark Command" with John Wayne and Roy Rogers; "They Drive By Night" with George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, and Bogart; "High Sierra" with Lupino and Bogart again; "They Died with Their Boots On" with Errol Flynn as Custer; "The Strawberry Blonde" with James Cagney and Olivia_de_Havilland; [G
Anthony Quinn - After a short time performing on the stage, Quinn launched his film career performing character roles in the 1936 films Parole and The Milky Way. He played "ethnic" villains in Paramount films such as Dangerous to Know and Road to Morocco, and played a more sympathetic Crazy Horse in They Died with Their Boots On with Errol Flynn.
His first book, Beam Ends, an autobiographical account of his sailing trips around Australia, had been published in 1937.
Robin Hood - The 1938 film, "The Adventures of Robin Hood", starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, portrayed Robin as a hero on a national scale, leading the oppressed Saxons in revolt against their Norman overlords while Richard the Lionheart fought in the Crusades; this movie established itself so definitively that many studios resorted to movies about his son rather than compete with the image of this one
Alexis Smith - During the 1940s she appeared alongside some of the most popular male stars of the day, including Errol Flynn in "Gentleman Jim" , Fredric March in The Adventures of Mark Twain and "San Antonio" , Humphrey Bogart in "Conflict" and "The Two Mrs. Carrolls" , Cary Grant in a sanitized, fictionalized version of the life of Cole and Linda Porter in "Night and Day" , and Bing Crosby in "Here Comes the Groom"
Freddie Steele - Freddie Steele was known for his footwork, and waist-down shots of his footwork can be seen in the 1942 film "Gentleman Jim" in which he performed as boxing double for star Errol Flynn
Forrest Tucker - He resumed his acting career at the war's end, appearing in the classic 1946 film "The Yearling" and stealing a few scenes from Errol Flynn in "Never Say Goodbye" the same year
Ava Gardner - Other films include "The Hucksters" with Clark Gable, "Show Boat" , "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" with Gregory Peck, "Lone Star" with Clark Gable, "Mogambo" with Clark Gable and Grace Kelly, 1954's "The Barefoot Contessa" with Humphrey Bogart , "Bhowani Junction" , "The Sun Also Rises" with Tyrone Power and Errol Flynn , and the film version of Nevil Shute's best-selling "On the Beach" with Peck and Fred Astaire
Hans Nielsen (actor) - In addition to his own film roles, in 1948, Nielsen began working as a voice actor, dubbing films into German, including Fred Astaire ; Gary Cooper ; Errol Flynn ; Cary Grant ; Rex Harrison ; Phil Silvers ; David Niven , Tyrone Power ; James Stewart ; Robert Taylor ", Spencer Tracy ; Orson Welles and Trevor Howard
William Travilla - After work on several B movies, he worked his way upward through the studio until he earned an Oscar in 1949 for the Errol Flynn swashbuckler "Adventures of Don Juan", and in 1951 designed the costumes in the now classic sci-fi tale of morality "The Day the Earth Stood Still"
Ronald DeWolf - He claimed that Errol Flynn was his father's best friend during the late 1950s, to the point of seeming an adoptive father to DeWolf, and the two friends engaged in various illegal activities together including drug smuggling and sex with underage girls
Dean Stockwell - In 1950, he appeared in a lead role alongside Errol Flynn in "Kim", the film of Rudyard Kipling's novel
Gillian Lynne - Leaving Sadler's Wells Ballet in 1951 she was an instant success at the London Palladium as the star dancer and subsequently in the West End in such roles as Claudine in "Can Can" at the Coliseum Theatre and on film as Mariane in "The Master of Ballantrae", in which she was cast opposite Errol Flynn and directed by William Keighley and appeared as both dancer and actress on early British Television
Micheline Presle - William Marshall had teamed up with actor Errol Flynn and his production company and in 1951 he directed her and Flynn in the film "Adventures of Captain Fabian"
Adventures of Captain Fabian - "'Adventures of Captain Fabian"' is a 1951 American adventure film starring Errol Flynn
Georges Renavent - His final film was made in 1952, when he played Ortega in "Mara Maru", with Errol Flynn
Bob Anderson (fencer) - Anderson's cinema career began in 1953 when he choreographed fights for and coached Errol Flynn in "The Master of Ballantrae"
Peggy Knudsen - Her last film role was in the 1957 film "Istanbul" with Errol Flynn
Charles Marquis Warren - In 1957 he wrote, produced, and directed an episode of the anthology series "Playhouse 90" entitled "Without Incident", which starred Errol Flynn
Jack Davey - Davey died at St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst on 14 October 1959, the same day as another larger-than-life Australian character, Errol Flynn
Hollywood Babylon - The book details the stories of Hollywood stars from the silent era to stars of the 1960s including Charles Chaplin, Lupe Vélez, Rudolph Valentino, Olive Thomas, Thelma Todd, Errol Flynn, Frances_Farmer, Juanita Hansen, Mae Murray, Alma Rubens, Barbara La Marr, and Marilyn Monroe
Doug McClure - In 1967, he played the Errol Flynn role in a re-make of "Against All Flags" titled "The King's Pirate"
Peter O'Toole - O'Toole was nominated for another Oscar for 1982's "My Favorite Year", a light romantic comedy about the behind-the-scenes at a 1950s TV variety-comedy show, much like "Your Show of Shows", in which O'Toole plays an ageing swashbuckling film star strongly reminiscent of Errol Flynn
Duncan Regehr - He went on to star in many more US television films, including the 1984 television mini-series "Last Days of Pompeii", as Lydon, the gladiator; as Errol Flynn in the 1985 CBS film, "My Wicked, Wicked Ways" based on the autobiography of Flynn; and on the science fiction series "V" as the Visitor military leader Charles
Herbert Mundin - According to his nephew in 2012, "he was the only man who could drink Errol Flynn under the table"
The memoir was reissued in 2018 by Spurl Editions, as well as made into a play starring Tracey Ullman as Florence Aadland
In 2019, Rotten Tomatoes summarizes the critical consensus as, "Errol Flynn thrills as the legendary title character, and the film embodies the type of imaginative family adventure tailor-made for the silver screen