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The Stopwatch has Stopped for Richard Erdman

17 Mar

Fare thee well, Richard. You were a great Flynnmate.

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From another interview:

Erdman would go on to work with the best, including Errol Flynn in “Objective, Burma!”

“We drove out to the Warner Ranch in Calabasas for location shooting in the same car every day and he couldn’t have been nicer to me. In some scenes we were waist deep in mud simulating a swamp. It was a very hot summer and tiring, but Errol was great throughout. There were no actresses in the film, but women would just turn up on the set and follow him around. He literally had to fight them off. He was a man’s man, but also had a sensitive side to him. He was just a charming guy.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

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Thank-you Tim for this tribute to an outstanding actor and frankly a nice guy. I had a chance to interview Mr. Erdmann for a book on Broderick Crawford’s films and I asked him about “Time Of Their Lives” (1948) starring James Cagney, William Bendix and Broderick Crawford. He said “That was such a kick working with three of my all-time heroes Brod, Jimmy and Bill!” I reminded him that throughout the 1960’s he starred in one commercial after another for Manischewitz Wine as the earnest young customer! Ralph Schiller

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