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Much Moore about Flynn- episode 1

26 Apr

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Dear fellow Flynn fans,

our Hollywood hero looms large in Roger Moore’s biography “Last man standing: Tales from Tinseltown” published as “One Lucky Bastard” in the United States. The second coming of James Bond had once been the prime choice to star as Errol Flynn.
But Roy Huggins’ projected filming of “My wicked wicked ways” was vetoed by none other than Jack Warner.
When Jumping Jack had to learn that Flynn spoke treason about him posthumou(r)sly, he had an extra removed from the Warner Bros. premises simply because the poor chap slightly resembled Errol.
Mooreover Roger remembered being summoned by JW while auditioning for the role. The volatile studio boss asked the young actor if he really wanted to star in a film depicting him, the movie mogul, as a petty thief. “Very much so.”, the Brit with esprit shot back.
Surprisingly the project was equalized on the spot and RM went on to become a Saint, a Persuader and ultimately a Double O’ Seven.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

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  1. Gentleman Tim

    April 26, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Thank you for being the agent of this internationally-intriguing 411 on Episode 1, 00heinz.

    As humorously alleged by Hollywood Joyce Haber, Roger Rabidly wanted to play Flynn, but Warner wanted to waylay Wicked, Wicked Ways Moore.

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    P.S. Even the date of Roger’s birth (October 14) may indicate a possible Bond between Errol and he. And he did hang some with Errol (and Niv) in old England.

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    • rswilltell

      April 26, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Jack Warner kept Roger Moore very busy for two years. Moore did guest shots on the WB television series ‘The Roaring 20’s’ (2 1961 episodes), an episode of ’77 Sunset Strip’ (1961), and sixteen episodes of ‘Maverick’ (1959-1961). J.L. starred Roger Moore in his own TV series ‘The Alaskans’ (1959-1960) for 37 episodes. When asked about this series Moore dryly answered “It melted!”. Jack Warner also starred Roger Moore in three WB feature films, ‘The Miracle’ (1959) with Carroll Baker, ‘Sins Of Rachel Cade’ (1961) with Angie Dickinson, and ‘Gold Of The Seven Saints (1961) with Clint Walker. Great discovery Heinz! Is there an episode 2?

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      • shangheinz

        April 28, 2016 at 5:45 pm

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        Let`s not forget the very Flynn like TV series “Ivanhoe”, Rushstreet Ralph. Even though Roger would rather not be reminded: “I felt a complete Charlie riding around in all that armour and damned stupid plumed helmet- like a medieval fireman!” Yep, there is moore to come!

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  2. twinarchers

    May 1, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    I always thought that he added a bit of the Flynn flair to Bond.

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  3. twinarchers

    May 23, 2017 at 3:57 pm