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Lord of Shanghai- Errol after all?

09 Jun

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Dear fellow Flynn fans,

what kept us guessing by day and wandering at night, may finally be resolved. You remember this tepid topic, don’t you?

www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

If that’s not our Hollywood hero in the back, I don’t know where else to look.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

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Well, ladykillerfromshangheinz, this suited man hovering in the background certainly is displaying some of Errol’s “moves’ – and Orson sure has a look like Flynn’s around! – but I just can’t tell. … What good would my opinion be anyhoo, as I confused Orson and Rita for years, until I saw them in this photo:

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Not only that, I think this hombre in the Mercado looks like Joseph Cotton. But what in the world would he be doing in downtown Acapulco, never mind an Orson Welles flick.

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And what about these shady figures shadowheinz? That could be Our Man In Mexico over Orson’s left arm. Then again, even the fellow in the far right movie ad looks like Flynn! Could Orson be that creative!?! … Well, he was just about the most creative film fellow ever. How could he resist getting Errol into the film is the real question.

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By the way, I love how Welles brought the Zaca right back to the exact (Nunes Bros.) site of its birthplace in Sausalito:

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This fella walking by the poster with Flynn’s face on it gets my vote as Errol himself. I think Welles would juxtaposition him in this artful way …

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Looks like the guy in this movie poster is trying to look like Flynn, too! Run, Rita, run.

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How could anyone ever kill such a beautiful creature? Good thing for Michael O’Hara that Flynn wasn’t at the amusement park. He would have given it to him good for mistreating Miss Hayworth.

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I have never seen this film but it is Flynn in the poster. I would bet money I think. It could be the man over Orson’s left shoulder but I cant tell. As for the rest I would say no.

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I agree, that’s Flynn in the poster. There are no coincidences in this film!

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Wonderful to have such teamwork in this marvelous mystery of movie history! Knowing Orson as we all do, I think you’re absolutely right, no coincidences in this masterful film. IMO, Welles knew this work of art was destined to be long-examined, and the only way Errol Flynn(!) would have been excluded is if a studio honcho (like JW) cut him out. I might be cotten-picken crazy that may be a straight-on sketch of Joseph Cotten’s face on the poster too, down and to the left of what appears to be Errol’s right side profile. I’d say that other photo is… Read more »

In the Lady from Shanghai, you can see Errol running on the deck of the ZACA in the opening credits. He goes by real quick, all you see is the back of his famous head with his famous squared looking ear lobes. Its real quick but if you go frame by frame you can catch him. He is in another scene too, I just don’t remember since it has been decades since I’ve seen the film. That shot of that guy smoking could be anyone, that worked on Orson’s film. I can’t see any distinctive head shape. Errol had a… Read more »

Your work on this has been sensational, shangheinz!!!!

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