Errol Flynn filmography

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Errol Flynn in Captain Blood (1935).

The film appearances of swashbuckling movie actor Errol Flynn (1909–1959) are listed here, including his short films and one unfinished feature.

Films[edit]

Year Title Director Role Notes
1933 In the Wake of the Bounty Charles Chauvel Fletcher Christian Made in Australia
Never released theatrically in the United States
I Adore You George King Bit Flynn had an unbilled bit part in this now lost film
1935 Murder at Monte Carlo Ralph Ince Dyter Filmed in England at Warner Bros. Teddington Studios
Never released in the United States
Now believed to be a lost film
The Case of the Curious Bride Michael Curtiz Gregory Moxley Flynn in a small, non-speaking role. The first of twelve films with director Michael Curtiz.
Don't Bet on Blondes Robert Florey David Van Dusen Flynn in a supporting role
Captain Blood Michael Curtiz Peter Blood Flynn's first leading role in Hollywood
Based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini
Previously filmed in 1923 with J. Warren Kerrigan in the Flynn role
1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade Michael Curtiz Capt. (later Major) Geoffrey Vickers Filmed on location in Lone Pine, California
1937 The Green Light Frank Borzage Dr. Newell Page Flynn's first non-action lead role in Hollywood
The Prince and the Pauper William Keighley, William Dieterle (uncredited) Miles Hendon Based on the novel by Mark Twain
Another Dawn William Dieterle Captain Denny Roark
The Perfect Specimen Michael Curtiz Gerald Beresford Wicks Flynn's first comedy in Hollywood
1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood Michael Curtiz, William Keighley Sir Robin of Locksley (Robin Hood) Technicolor
Four's a Crowd Michael Curtiz Robert Kensington Lansford
The Sisters Anatole Litvak Frank Medlin
The Dawn Patrol Edmund Goulding Captain Courtney Previously filmed in 1930 with Richard Barthelmess in the Flynn role
1939 Dodge City Michael Curtiz Wade Hatton Technicolor
Flynn's first Western
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Michael Curtiz Robert Devereux (Earl of Essex) Technicolor
1940 Virginia City Michael Curtiz Capt. Kerry Bradford Released in sepia tone
Considered by some to be an unofficial sequel to Dodge City, however it bears no relation to that film whatsoever.
The Sea Hawk Michael Curtiz Capt Geoffrey Thorpe Released with sepiatone sequence
Santa Fe Trail Michael Curtiz Jeb Stuart Released in sepiatone
1941 Footsteps in the Dark Lloyd Bacon Francis Warren
Dive Bomber Michael Curtiz Lieutenant Douglas Lee Technicolor
Flynn's last film with Michael Curtiz
They Died with Their Boots On Raoul Walsh George Armstrong Custer Flynn's first film with Raoul Walsh
1942 Desperate Journey Raoul Walsh Flight Lieutenant Terrence Forbes The first time Flynn played an Australian on screen
Gentleman Jim Raoul Walsh James J. Corbett
1943 Edge of Darkness Lewis Milestone Gunnar Brogge
Thank Your Lucky Stars David Butler Himself
Northern Pursuit Raoul Walsh Steve Wagner
1944 Uncertain Glory Raoul Walsh Jean Picard Flynn co-produced the movie
1945 Objective, Burma! Raoul Walsh Captain Nelson
San Antonio David Butler, Robert Florey (uncredited), Raoul Walsh (uncredited) Clay Hardin Technicolor
1946 Never Say Goodbye James V. Kern Phil Gayley
1947 Always Together Frederick De Cordova Himself Flynn did a cameo as himself in this picture
Cry Wolf Peter Godfrey Mark Caldwell Flynn's only venture into film noir
Escape Me Never Peter Godfrey Sebastian Dubrok Previously filmed in 1935 with Hugh Sinclair in Flynn's role
The Lady From Shanghai Orson Welles (uncredited) Man in Background Outside of Cantina Flynn went uncredited for this walk-on part.
1948 Silver River Raoul Walsh Mike McComb
Adventures of Don Juan Raoul Walsh Don Juan de Marana Technicolor
1949 It's a Great Feeling David Butler Jeffrey Bushdinkle Technicolor
Flynn has a cameo
That Forsyte Woman Compton Bennett Soames Forsyte Technicolor
Flynn's first movie outside Warner Bros since 1935
1950 Montana Ray Enright, Raoul Walsh (uncredited) Morgan Lane Technicolor
Rocky Mountain William Keighley Lafe Barstow Flynn's last western
Kim Victor Saville Mahbub Ali, the Red Beard Technicolor
Filmed on location in India and in Lone Pine, California
1951 Hello God William Marshall The Man on Anzio Beach Never released in the United States
Adventures of Captain Fabian William Marshall, Robert Florey (uncredited) Captain Michael Fabian
1952 Mara Maru Gordon Douglas Gregory Mason
Against All Flags George Sherman Brian Hawke Technicolor
Remade as The King's Pirate (1967) with Doug McClure in Flynn's role.
1953 The Master of Ballantrae William Keighley Jamie Durrisdeer Technicolor
Filmed in England and in Italy (Palermo)
Flynn's last film under his Warner Bros. contract
1954 Crossed Swords Milton Krims, Vittorio Vassarotti Renzo Pathécolor
Filmed in Italy
Released in Europe under the title Il Maestro di Don Giovanni
The Story of William Tell Jack Cardiff William Tell CinemaScope
Filmed in Italy
Never completed
1955 Lilacs in the Spring Herbert Wilcox John Beaumont Eastmancolor
Filmed in England
Released in the United States as Let's Make Up
The Dark Avenger Note: This film is elsewhere titled, "The Warriors" Henry Levin Prince Edward CinemaScope
Eastman Color
Filmed in England
Released in the United States as The Warriors
King's Rhapsody Herbert Wilcox King Richard CinemaScope
Eastman Color
Filmed in England
1957 Istanbul Joseph Pevney James Brennan CinemaScope
Technicolor
Previously filmed as Singapore (1947) with Fred MacMurray in Flynn's role.
The Big Boodle Richard Wilson Ned Sherwood Filmed on location in Cuba
The Sun Also Rises Henry King Mike Campbell CinemaScope
Deluxe color
Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway
1958 Too Much, Too Soon Art Napoleon John Barrymore
The Roots of Heaven John Huston Major Forsythe CinemaScope
Deluxe color
Filmed on location in French Equatorial Africa
1959 Cuban Rebel Girls Barry Mahon Himself Filmed in Cuba.
Cuban Story Errol Flynn (uncredited) Himself Filmed in Cuba

Released outside the US as The Truth About Fidel Castro Revolution
After an initial premiere in Moscow this film was out of circulation until 2001

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1956 Screen Directors' Playhouse: The Sword of Villon François Villon First TV appearance
1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre Presenter 26 episodes Filmed in England[1]

Short films[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1935 A Dream Comes True Himself George Bilson A behind-the-scenes look at the movie industry.
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle Himself Alexander Van Horn Technicolor
1938 Breakdowns of 1938 Himself Outtakes from several movies, including The Adventures of Robin Hood
For Auld Lang Syne Himself A short showing celebrities aiding the Will Rogers Memorial Fund
1943 Show Business at War Himself Louis De Rochemont
1952 Cruise of the Zaca Himself / Narrator Errol Flynn Technicolor
Deep Sea Fishing Himself / Narrator Errol Flynn Technicolor

Unmade films[edit]

The following projects were announced for Errol Flynn but were not made:

Films made with other actors[edit]

Flynn was announced for the following movies which were made with other actors:

Box office rankings[edit]

At the height of his career, exhibitors voted Flynn among the leading stars in Britain, the USA and Australia in various polls:

  • 1937 – 11th (Australia)[52]
  • 1938 – 21st (US),[53] 14th (Australia)[54]
  • 1939 – 8th (US),[55] 7th (Britain)[56]
  • 1940 – 14th (US), 7th (Britain),[57] 4th (territories outside Canada and US)[58]
  • 1941 – 14th (US)[59]
  • 1942 – 17th (US),[60] 15th (internationally)[61]
  • 1943 – 17th (US)[62]
  • 1946 – 25th (US),[63] 10th biggest Western star (Britain)[64]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bfi | Film & Tv Database | Errol Flynn Theatre". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  2. ^ Reinhardt Will Produce "Danton", Spectacular Tale of French Revolution: Flynn May Act Title Role in Warner Film Fred MacMurray in 'General Dies at Dawn;' Wheeler-Woolsey's Next Opus Announced; Talbot Plays in "Smart Sister" Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 03 Apr 1936: 11.
  3. ^ Edwin Schallert, "ERROL FLYNN WILL STAR IN TWO FILMS FOLLOWING LONG VACATION: JAMES STEWART MAY PORTRAY DOG FANCIER", Los Angeles Times 01 Dec 1937: A15.
  4. ^ BURNS AND ALLEN ASSIGNED LEAD ROLES IN PARAMOUNT'S "HAVANA": Bob Benchley in Short; Also to Do Feature Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 07 Jan 1938: 10.
  5. ^ SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Samuel Goldwyn to Start at Once Production of 'Blackout Over Europe' AVIATION DRAMA TODAY 'Flight at Midnight' to Open at Loew's Criterion--Strand Will Hold Over 'The Old Maid' Fonda's New Assignment Signed for Various Casts Of Local Origin By DOUGLAS W. CHURCHILL New York Times 06 Sep 1939: 32.
  6. ^ a b Warners List New Pictures: Studio Will Produce 48 Feature-Length Films During 1940-41 Los Angeles Times 10 June 1940: A3.
  7. ^ WARNERS TO ISSUE 48 FEATURE FILMS: 'Action' Called Keynote of the 1940-41 Production Plans, According to Executive WAR DRAMAS SCHEDULED 'Story of Sergeant York' and 'Lost Battalion' to Be Made --Starring Vehicles Set Two Films for Bette Davis Edward G. Robinson to Star Other Plans Are Listed New York Times 10 June 1940: 20.
  8. ^ DRAMA: John Howard Wins Lead in 'Arouse and Beware' Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 14 Nov 1939: A17.
  9. ^ Bolivar to Be Limned by Both Gable, Flynn Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 21 Mar 1940: 12.
  10. ^ SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Castings for 'There Goes Lona Henry' and 'Bombardier' Are Announced by RKO NEW YORK TOWN' OPENS Comedy Drama at Paramount Today -- Board of Review Conference Tomorrow By Telephone to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times 12 Nov 1941: 31.
  11. ^ Hedda Hopper's HOLLYWOOD Los Angeles Times 13 Nov 1941: A11.
  12. ^ a b c "GALLUP POLL TO FORM BASIS FOR FILM SHORTS: ORSON WELLES TAKES A STAND REGARDING HIS CONTROVERSIAL 'CITIZEN KANE'" By THOMAS M. PRYOR. New York Times 16 Mar 1941: X5.
  13. ^ DRAMA: ALEXIS WILL HUNT SPIES; MUNI WANTED FOR 'HUGO' Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 27 Nov 1942: 12.
  14. ^ Metro to Make 'Nine Marines' in Episode Form -- Sheridan, Flynn, Bogart Will Star in Fantasy By Telephone to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times 09 Mar 1943: 18.
  15. ^ SCREEN NEWS: WARNERS TO STAR FLYNN IN 'DON'T EVER LEAVE ME' OF LOCAL ORIGIN New York Times 14 June 1945: 23.
  16. ^ BY WAY OF REPORT: FILM SHORTAGE BRINGS GOLDWYN BLAST AT DOUBLE FEATURES--OTHER MATTERS VISITORS AND THEIR PLANS BRITISH PLANS By A.H. WEILER. New York Times 11 Feb 1945: X3.
  17. ^ Ida Lupino, Flynn Will Star in 'Stallion Road' Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 14 Sep 1945: 9.
  18. ^ NEWS OF THE SCREEN: Stromberg Names Ida Lupino for Lead Role in 'The Young Widow'--'Destiny' at the Rialto Today New York Times 02 Feb 1945: 15.
  19. ^ Errol Flynn May Act 'Man Without Friends' Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 31 Dec 1945: A3.
  20. ^ NOW HE'S THE SERIOUS MR. FLYNN Chicago Daily Tribune 17 Feb 1946: C3.
  21. ^ O'Shea' Mohicans' Star; Flynn May Be Cowboy Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 21 June 1946: A2.
  22. ^ Flynn Still Romancer; Smuggling Expose Due Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 08 Dec 1947: A9.
  23. ^ a b ERROL FLYNN TO DO ROLL IN TURQUOISE': Actor Set for Lead in Warner Film of Anya Seton's Story of Adventure in Southwest By THOMAS F. BRADYSpecial to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 09 Dec 1947: 38.
  24. ^ DRAMA AND FILM: FLYNN ALPINIST SOON; HISTORY BECKONS WAYNE Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 04 Aug 1947: A2.
  25. ^ 'Most Ambitious' Year Planned at Warner Studio Los Angeles Times 07 Jan 1948: A3.
  26. ^ HEDDA HOPPER: RUSSELL MAY STAR WITH KELLY, SINATRA Los Angeles Times 28 Oct 1948: A7.
  27. ^ LEAD IN 'CANDY KID' FOR ERROL FLYNN: Actor Will Play Gambler Role in Warner Film Based on Story by MacDougall By THOMAS F. BRADYSpecial to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 29 Jan 1949: 10.
  28. ^ a b Flynn and Dandy: LOOKING AT HOLLYWOOD WITH HEDDA HOPPER Chicago Daily Tribune 29 May 1949: C4.
  29. ^ Looking at Hollywood Hopper, Hedda. Chicago Daily Tribune 24 Mar 1949: A6.
  30. ^ 'Besieged Heart' Likely Swanson Film; Lupino to Star 'Roxanne' Powers Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 09 May 1950: B9.
  31. ^ Drama: Crime Thriller Slated for Flynn; Cobb Deal Looms for Wexley Film Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 11 May 1950: A15.
  32. ^ Trevor Howard Signed for Allen Film; Ladd Again Hero of Outdoors Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 27 Sep 1950: 19.
  33. ^ 'Bengal Tiger' Offers Errol Flynn Possibilities; Ames Okays British Film, Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 28 Aug 1952: B9.
  34. ^ Goldstein Speeds Story of Raleigh; Deborah Kerr to Visit Africa Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 18 Sep 1952: A11.
  35. ^ Morris Producer-Star for Arctic Film; Eve Miller in Rogers Story Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 29 Jan 1952: A7.
  36. ^ 'Talisman' Held Flynn Probability; Sperling Spurs Science Fiction Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 17 Aug 1953: B9.
  37. ^ Drama: 'Abdullah' on Program for Flynn, Addams; Anne Francis Gets Top Break Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 25 Nov 1953: B7.
  38. ^ 'Dragonfly' Hovering for Flynn; 'Wax Works' Captures Phyllis Kirk, Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 22 Jan 1953: 19.
  39. ^ Drama: Errol Flynn Planning 'White Witch'; Africa Beckons Duff, Strauss Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 07 Apr 1954: B9.
  40. ^ Flynn Would Promote Evans Career; 'Kill Me Gently' New Thriller Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 23 May 1957: C11.
  41. ^ Looking at Hollywood: Stewart Granger to Star in Movie Version of 'Man of the West' Hopper, Hedda. Chicago Daily Tribune 24 May 1956: c2.
  42. ^ "Here's Switch: Flynn to Play a Teetotaler" Bacon, James. Chicago Daily Tribune 29 June 1958: l9.
  43. ^ "Errol Flynn" at Crawleys Casting Calls
  44. ^ a b "Warners List New Pictures: Studio Will Produce 48 Feature-Length Films During 1940-41" Los Angeles Times 10 June 1940: A3
  45. ^ "Warners Plan Timely Film, 'Bomb Shelter': McCrea May Do Air Yarn Herbert Comedy Chosen Color Opus for Garson Wood Seeking Murphy Flynn Subject Named" Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 02 Nov 1940: A7.
  46. ^ ERROL FLYNN SET FOR COMEDY ROLE: He Will Star in Warner's 'One Last Fling'--Agnes De Mille Is Engaged for Musical Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 10 Dec 1946: 43.
  47. ^ Red Beard Role Looms for Flynn; Albright, Wallace Joining Carson Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 17 May 1949: A7.
  48. ^ TWO MOVIE FIRMS MERGE INTERESTS: Fidelity and Erskine Also List Ambitious Schedule for the New Production Company Western Slated for Flynn By THOMAS F. BRADY New York Times 06 Mar 1950: 28.
  49. ^ WARNERS TO MAKE 8 FILMS IN 5 WEEKS: STUDIO REVEALS HEAVY SCHEDULE ENDING LONG INACTIVITY -MANY CASTS SELECTED By THOMAS F. BRADY New York Times 31 Mar 1949: 30.
  50. ^ HEDDA HOPPER: DEBORAH KERR STARS IN 'SOLOMON'S MINES' Los Angeles Times 23 July 1949: 6.
  51. ^ Drama: Hawks to Film 'Big Sky;' Maxwell Anderson Named in Deal; Staiola Pacted Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 13 Mar 1950: B7.
  52. ^ "BEST FILMS AND ACTING.". The Examiner. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 18 March 1938. p. 11 Edition: LATE NEWS EDITION and DAILY. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  53. ^ "Film News of the Week. SURPRISES IN ANNUAL POLL.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 25 January 1940. p. 25. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  54. ^ "POPULAR PLAYERS.". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 24 February 1939. p. 3. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  55. ^ "FAN FARE.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 11 January 1940. p. 10. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  56. ^ "FILM WORLD.". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 16 February 1940. p. 2. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  57. ^ "FILM WORLD.". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 21 February 1941. p. 14. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  58. ^ https://archive.org/stream/variety141-1941-01#page/n49/mode/2up
  59. ^ 'Mickey Rooney Tops List Three Times in a Row: Leads Money-Making Stars Again in 1941; Hollywood Luminaries Pay Capital a Visit; Items of News and Gossip of the Theater', The Washington Post (1923–1954) [Washington, D.C] 02 Jan 1942: 18.
  60. ^ "THE SCREEN'S FIRST MONEY-SPINNEKS FOR 1942.". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 27 February 1943. p. 6 Supplement: The Argus Week-end Magazine. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  61. ^ 'DRAMA: LOIS ANDREWS TO GAIN SPOTLIGHT IN 'FROLICS' ROONEY WORLD FAVORITE 'HOSTAGES' PAIR NAMED OPUS BY BROWN BOUGHT WARNERS TO KEEP LUPINO SIBYL BOWAN WINS ROLE', Los Angeles Times 09 Jan 1943: A7.
  62. ^ 'DRAMA AND FILM: PIN-UP BETTY GRABLE TOP BOX-OFFICE STAR SCARCITY OF WOMEN IN 'BEST' LIST NOTED; BOB HOPE CLIMBS STEADILY, HITS SECOND', Los Angeles Times 25 Dec 1943: A8
  63. ^ 'Bing Crosby Again Tops Money-Making Star List', Los Angeles Times 27 Dec 1946: A3.
  64. ^ 'AN IRISHMAN'S DIARY', The Irish Times [Dublin, Ireland] 30 Dec 1946: 5.