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Who and When Did Errol Kiss Most?

25 Nov

Errol Kissing Olivia

1) Which of His Co-stars Did Errol Kiss the Most? (on-screen, of course, as this is a family-friendly site!)

2) In What Films Did Errol Kiss the Most??

3) ” ” ” ~ ” ” ” the Least??

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— Gentleman Tim

 
 

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  1. Tim

    November 25, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Had some problems posting and editing, so here’s another clip showing the possible effect of Errol’s kissing on women!

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  2. Inga

    November 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Tim, you somehow disabled the comment function to your post – it was not possible to leave comments- I don’t think this was your intention? So I changed it and turned the link into a direct link. Hope that’s ok. Now the question is: what is a kiss? Lips only or anything? And is this all a quiz question?

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    • Tim

      November 25, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      Danke Inga! I certainly didn’t intend to disable responses to this Kiss Quiz! Perhaps I tried to get too fancy. Henceforth I’ll try to be more simple – if indeed that’s possible!
      Simply put: I’ll try to follow the KISS philosophy!

      By kiss, I mean individual kisses right on the kisser, of the sort depicted in the above -linked gifs, as well as in the compelling photo of Ida & Errol below. And the superb YouTube video “Hot Kisses” provides a wealth of excellent examples, excepting those at ~ 2:14 & 3:10. We’re talking more the Herculean/Errolistic type at 1:53!

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      P.S. Clue No. 1: The lucky leading lady with the most kisses from Errol can be found kissing Errol on this tab.

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      • Tim

        November 26, 2013 at 2:41 am

        As another example of what does not count for purposes of this Kiss Quiz, Inga, here is a rather uncertain and somewhat inglorious peck by Mr. Flynn on the inner left hand of Mrs. Roosevelt (aka Faye Emerson), famous for one of television’s earliest and most sensational wardrobe malfunctions. Rumor has it her elegance and popularity helped change the “Immy” to the “Emmy”. (Incidently, I’m typing this at a computer only a few yards from where the young Miss Emerson’s theatrical career began, in San Diego. … Later, she lived at the White House – possibly explaining why Errol seems to be keeping a respectful distance!)

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        Clue No. 2: Mrs. Roosevelt is not the answer to Question No. 1.-

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        • Tim

          November 26, 2013 at 3:29 am

          And, as fun as this type of kiss was, it, most unfortunately, also does not qualify for purposes of the instant quiz!

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    • shangheinz

      November 29, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      …meaning moustache must be involved, dear Inga…

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  3. Rachel

    November 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    In answer to questions 1 and 2:
    Errol kissed Olivia de Havilland the most out of all his female co-stars.
    And I’m pretty sure one of the films in which Errol did a lot of kissing was “They Died With Their Boots On”. :-)

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    • Tim

      November 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Excellent answers, Rachel!! … Much as I first thought – until I came to know an official tally provided by Warner Bros.

      Livvie was my candidate, too, but the Errolivia kisses fall short in frequency. If their wonderful kisses were of less duration they likely would have outnumbered all the others! … I’m sure, though, they preferred to go the more lengthly, passionate route!

      As far as “Boots” goes, it’s a good distance from the blue ribbon for most kisses. Perhaps because of too many Bermuda onions. But, again, that was some terrific kissin’!!

      Maybe the best place to start solving this puzzle is with Question No. 3 – a movie with the least kisses. It doesn’t take Perry Mason to solve that one. … Or does it?

      Here’s Errol playing poker with his leading lady in one he didn’t get any kisses at all!

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      • ILIKEFLYNN

        November 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

        Oh come now! There most definitely was no kissing in either “Objective: Burma” or “Desperate Journey!” Interesting, Errol kissing Olivia was not the most? Errol doesn’t do any kissing in “The Sun Also Rises” as well! Very interesting question, let me do some research so I can give a good answer!–A. R.

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        • Tim

          November 26, 2013 at 11:17 pm

          Very good A.R.! I guess they didn’t call it Desperate Journey for nothing.

          … Couldn’t do it nearly as easily in those days, but if Errol filmed in a war picture nowadays – even in frontline battle scenes – he’d likely be paired up with some gorgeous G.I. Joanne – maybe an Angeline Jolie or Halle Berry type.

          As Question 3 above suggests, there were indeed multiple films in which Errol never locked lips with his leading ladies. Anyone know the first one? Last one?

          And with respect to the film where Errol planted the most kisses, it should be noted he had multiple targets.

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          • Lollie

            November 27, 2013 at 11:39 am

            Is the movie with the most Errol kisses – Adventures Of Don Juan ? I remember lots of smooching in that one. :)

            Re Q3. I remember a couple of others where he doesn’t kiss the leading lady ? – Rocky Mountain, Cuban Rebel Girls , The Roots Of Heaven.

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            • Tim

              November 27, 2013 at 3:35 pm

              Exactly, Lollie!!! Excellent!

              According to official kiss-counting committee correspondence, Errol kissed an astounding 96-times in the Adventures of Don Juan (making him the leading D.J. in Hollywood history, I would think.) Apparently so he didn’t wear out any one leading lady with such serious kissing, he distributed these record-breaking kisses among seven leading ladies!!!!!!! And, at the very end if the film, it looks like he’s well on the way to landing at least one more – with his lovely wife, no less!

              Congratulations, Lollie!

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              By the way, Lollie, I found this kiss info in a paper from Down Under!

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  4. Tim

    November 27, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    So, now that we know Don Juan did it the most, (kiss, that is), which of his leading ladies did Errol kiss most???

    And in what movie was he first shut-out altogether from locking lips with a leading lady? The last??

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  5. Tim

    November 28, 2013 at 12:21 am

    A few clues for Thanksgiving!

    1) The star Errol kissed most often on screen had one of the most popular names of her era, and co-starred with many of the biggest entertainment names of her era – Gable, Grant, Benny, Hope, Crosby, Bogart, Reagan, and, of course, The Mighty Flynn, who prominently attended her wedding – to an actor who was also in one of Errol’s movies. She also danced and was closely associated with musical legends George Gershwin & Cole Porter. And her name was once used by Angeline Jolie in a well-known film.

    2) Regarding the first film Errol got skunked as far as kisses go, it is sometimes mentioned as having a connection to Kevin Costner’s career.

    3) And the final film Errol made with no kisses , it may have cost him an Oscar for another performance. (I don’t believe there were any kisses – going on recollection here, having not seen it in a long while, and possibly in an incomplete form!!)

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    P.S. Leaving for LA in the morning. For Thanksgiving Dinner, to see Sean’s show Saturday night, and possibly for Catalina, if time permits. So, may not be too active on site until Monday. Thanks, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

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    • ILIKEFLYNN

      November 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      I going to take a guess here and say that from your clues it would seem that the answer to number 1 is Alexis Smith!–A. R.

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      • Tim

        November 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm

        Exactamundo, A.R. Alexis Smith it is!

        I’m writing to you from the historic Bob’s Big Boy, down the block from Warner Bros. Studios, without the specific list of officiall Smith kiss statistics at hand but it is either precisely or very close to the folliwing summary:

        Dive Bomber: 4
        Gentleman Jim: 6
        San Antonio: 7
        Montana: 8

        Grand Total: 25

        Outstanding, A.R.

        And EF’s first (Hollywood) film with no kisses?? !! Hint: Think Kevin Costner’s role in The Big Chill.

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  6. Tim

    November 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    As I’m leaving this morning for Thanksgiving outside of LA (via Errol’s famed Three Arches Beach!) I thought I’d add to this “kiss quiz” the non-quiz question: What kiss of Errol’s is your favorite?. No “wrong answers” there! … Mine is most likely one of those great ones in “Boots”, but I’ll have to look again! For me, it’s almost certainly one with my childhood crush, Olivia.

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  7. Tim

    November 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Here is an article detailing Errol’s frequency of kissing his leading ladies up to an including The Adventures of Don Juan. I’m not certain how to interrpret the “grand total of 96” tally, but Alexis Smith’s Blue Ribbon is certain, and it appears so for Don Juan, also.

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    • ILIKEFLYNN

      November 30, 2013 at 3:36 am

      Okay now that you have posted the answers to your quiz, here’s one for you. Errol’s son may have bested his father in the number of his films in which he kissed his leading lady. Sean L. kisses his leading lady in seven of his eight starring roles. Percentage-wise that’s almost 100% of his movies as opposed to Errol who made few with no kisses at all. Sean shares no kisses in a film that he was quoted in most interviews as being most proud of doing. Since most of Sean’s movies were formulaic in nature, they always ended (with one exception) with him kissing his leading lady. So, I bet you can name the two of which I refer!–A. R.

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      • Tim

        November 30, 2013 at 7:49 am

        Good question, A.R. I confess to not knowing enough about Sean’s movies. His first was filmed right on A1A & Las Olas Blvd., in Ft. Lauderdale, a beach I used to visit quite a bit myself – because it was where the girls were! I don’t recall perfectly, but I don’t think Sean kissed anyone in that one,.

        Was Stop Train 349 his favorite? Did he get any in that one?

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        • Tim

          November 30, 2013 at 8:30 am

          And – excluding “documentaries” (like Bounty & Cuba Story) – what films of Errol were his first & last without a kiss??

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          • ILIKEFLYNN

            November 30, 2013 at 4:22 pm

            Yes, there are no kisses in “Stop Train 349” which Sean L. had stated in interviews he was most proud of doing. Don’t know if that exactly constitutes “his favorite”, but no matter. There are no kisses at the end of “Duel at the Rio Grande”, although he does lock lips with his leading lady right before he prepares for the big confrontation with the “enemy”. (The film was a loose adaptation and remake of the 1940 version of “The Mark of Zorro” and Sean acquits himself very well in his fencing and action scenes. Sean had taken up fencing along with other sports, in which he excelled, while at school in order to impress and feel closer to Errol.)

            As for your other question, I thought you had already revealed that Errol’s first “no kiss” movie was “Case of the Curious Bride” and his last “no kiss” was “Assault of the Rebel Girls” aka “Cuban Rebel Girls”?–A. R.

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            • Tim

              December 2, 2013 at 6:02 am

              I’m greatly looking forward to seeing all of Sean’s films, A.R. And I’ll now especially watch for his fencing skills, based on what you’ve pointed out. It’s terrific that you provide this information to us! Really helps to expand & explain Errol’s great legacy.

              I don’t recall anyone specifically answering the questions about the first and last films where Errol missed out on a kiss. Lollie came very close to saying it was Cuban Rebel Girls, though – so she should get credit for that. Good job, Lollie!! (If Cuban Rebel Girls should be viewed a documentary, like Bounty, then Lollie still wins, based on her also mentioning The Roots of Heaven.)

              … And you, A.R., should get credit for The Case of the Curious Bride (Unless I am overlooking a kiss in Murder at Monte Carlo, something I have been unable to investigate fully.) Congratulations to both of you. (I believe Errol essentially began and ended his career with no-kiss semi-docs – Bounty & his films(s) on Cuba – Cuban Rebel Girls/Cuban Story.)

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            • Tim

              December 2, 2013 at 6:04 am

              I’m greatly looking forward to seeing all of Sean’s films, A.R. And I’ll now especially watch for his fencing skills, based on what you’ve pointed out. It’s terrific that you provide this information to us! Really helps to expand & explain Errol’s great legacy.

              I don’t recall anyone specifically answering the questions about the first and last films where Errol missed out on a kiss. Lollie came very close to saying it, though, and she should get credit for that. Good job, Lollie!! … And you should get credit for The Case of the Curious Bride, A.R.. Congratulations to both of you. (Errol essentially began and ended his career with no-kiss docmentaries, – Bounty & Cuba – so those are technically correct, too

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            • Tim

              December 2, 2013 at 6:04 am

              I’m greatly looking forward to seeing all of Sean’s films, A.R. And I’ll now especially watch for his fencing skills, based on what you’ve pointed out. It’s terrific that you provide this information to us! Really helps to expand & explain Errol’s great legacy.

              I don’t recall anyone specifically answering the questions about the first and last films where Errol missed out on a kiss. Lollie came very close to saying it, though, and she should get credit for that. Good job, Lollie!! … And you should get credit for The Case of the Curious Bride, A.R.. Congratulations to both of you. (Errol essentially began and ended his career with no-kiss documentaries, – Bounty & Cuba – so those are technically correct, too.)

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              • ILIKEFLYNN

                December 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm

                Sean L. only did two films where one can say, he “swashes his buckle”. Of the two, in “Duel at the Rio Grande” (aka “The Sign of Zorro”) his fencing skills are showcased in two well choreographed sword fighting scenes. The other is “The Son of Captain Blood”. There his horse riding skills are put to good use. If one tries not to compare him to his father, Sean L.’s “acting skills” will be adequate for the roles he is playing. You should also find “Five Ashore in Singapore” tolerable, though it should be looked on as a broad spy farce, but not an outright comedy.

                As for his other films, “Temple of the White Elephant” has a lot of action. Unfortunately the English language version seems to have vanished as only the French and German versions have surfaced. ( I was able to find the Spanish language version myself.) (The SeanFlynnCambodia channel on YouTube features the French version.)

                So I hope you find them entertaining, as I did. I sometime have what I call “Flynn Family Double features” where I sit and watch an Errol movie matched with a Sean L. film. For example Capt. Blood and Son make an interesting double feature, especially when you realize that both were written by the same man, and are products of their time!–A. R.

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  8. Tim

    December 3, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Having added it late and in such a way that it got lost in a proverbial shuffle, I just created a new tab dedicated exclusively to Errol’s Best Kisses. Please add there the kisses you think his best! I am now kissing this tab good-bye!

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