Star Birthday - Errol Flynn
Errol Flynn was born in Tasmania, Australia on 20 June 1909. In the early 1930s he emigrated to America and became of the greatest stars at Warner Bros. during the 1930s and 1940s. Flynn died on 14 October 1959 from a heart attack at the age of 50.
Flynn as Robin Hood
- Captain Blood (1935)
- The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
- The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
- The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
- The Dawn Patrol (1938)
- Dodge City (1939)
- The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
- The Sea Hawk (1940)
- Santa Fe Trail (1940)
- Virginia City (1940)
- They Died With Their Boots On (1941)
- Dive Bomber (1941)
- Gentleman Jim (1942)
- Objective, Burma! (1945)
- San Antonio (1945)
- Adventures of Don Juan (1948)
- That Forsyte Woman (1949)
- Rocky Mountain (1950)
To celebrate Errol Flynn's birthday, I have chosen to blog a short documentary film "Cruise of the Zaca", which Flynn directed, narrated and starred in.
Cruise of the Zaca (1952)
'Cruise of the Zaca' is a short documentary film directed, narrated and featuring Errol Flynn.
The film begins as Errol Flynn takes a group of marine scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California on a research expedition to the South Seas, aboard his schooner the Zaca.
The passengers include Dr Carl L. Hubbs, his wife Laura Hubbs, Errol's father Theodore Flynn (billed as Professor Thomson Flynn of Ireland) and Errol's former wife, Nora Eddington.
What I like about this film, is it is a rare opportunity to see Errol Flynn as the true adventurer and sea enthusiast.