Mail Bag! When was Errol Flynn on Gene Hersholt Show Dr. Christian?

05 Oct

From the Mail Bag …

I am trying to discover when Flynn made his appearance on the Gene Hersholt show  Dr.Christian (here’s an  ad if that will help). I do not have a clue, just a pic. I do believe that is him with Flynn …

— David DeWitt


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I do not know when or if Errol was on Jean Hersholt’s show. The photo seems to indicate he may have been, but I haven’t found a record of it yet. Perhaps he stopped in with a new script to win the coveted “Dr. Christian Award”, not to be confused with the now even more coveted Jean Hersholt Award. “Dr. Christian was a long-running radio series with Jean Hersholt in the title role. It aired on CBS from 1937 to 1954. After Hersholt portrayed the character Dr. John Luke, based on Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, the obstetrician who delivered and… Read more »

Or, perhaps Errol stopped in just to hear the beautiful theme song “Rainbow on the River”, made famous by nine-year old Bobby Breen in the 1936 movie of the same name:

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