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Archive for the ‘Movie Trailers’ Category

Project Liberty – Protecting a Flynn-Related Theater

14 Oct

In the 75th Anniverary Year of Desperate Journey and it’s World Premier in Libertyville, Illinois

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Americans of all walks of life were banded together to support the war effort, and Hollywood celebrities were no exception. This was the reason that on September 3, 1942, famed actor James Cagney, known for his energetic performances, and deadpan comic timing, visited Libertyville as part of an effort to sell war bonds. Drawing a crowd of some 4,000 at Cook Park (according to the 194o census the population of Libertyville was 3,930) Cagney gave a speech about the virtues of supporting the war effort by buying war bonds. It must have been a very inspiring speech since by the time he left the steps of the Cook Memorial Library, which was at the time located in Cook House, the town had pledged nearly $111,000.

As a reward for the town’s patriotism, Liberty was chosen to be the location of the world premiere of “Desperate Journey”, a film about a group of downed Allied airmen making their way out of Nazi Germany staring Errol Flynn and (Future President) Ronald Reagan. As part of the ceremonies, then Illinois Governor Dwight H. Green drove a horse-drawn carriage, loaned to him by publishing magnate John F. Cuneo, up Milwaukee Avenue.

— Gentleman Tim

 

“The Universe Itself”

06 Oct

“One look at Flynn and you know he’s a star, and you know he’s the perfect choice for a daring rogue character. His charisma is what sustains the film, you immediately understand why Blood can manage to lead an exceptionally loyal crew and can somehow manage to get power in Port Royal even as he’s a slave. Flynn is a magnetic actor, and even when the plot falls into handy coincidences – which it does often, including having the Spanish fleet salvage a foiled plan – one feels as though the universe itself is charmed by Flynn.”

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Better Than All of Errol’s!?! — Put Together!?!

01 Oct

“This story has more drama and twists and hair raising adventures than all of Errol Flynn’s movies put together.”

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We shall see about that!

— Gentleman Tim

 

“Intergalactic Errol Flynn”?

27 Jul

A Spacebuckling Flynn? What do you think?

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— Gentleman Tim

 

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

29 Dec

Tammy, Tammy, Tammy is gone.

How terribly, terribly sad. One of the last true greats from Hollywood’s Golden Age has died, only a day after her daughter, also a film legend.

Around the time of her playing Tammy, there was discussion of Debbie Reynolds costarring with Errol, following his own great success in The Sun Also Rises. This was all circa the time Liz ran off with the Louse, leaving the unsinkable Debbie with two Fisher toddlers, Todd and Carrie. Carrie, of course, achieved immortality of her own starring in Star Wars with spacebuckler Hans Solo, a character inspired by Errol himself. Except for Harrison, they are all now in a galaxy far, far away. Godspeed to all of them.

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Clinton Family Film Festival

30 Sep

(No, not that Clinton Family)

Proudly Presents: “The Reckless Rogue Who Saved the Throne”

(Yes, that Reckless Rogue – as described in the trailer linked below):

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Who was the Best Christian?

15 May


A Question for Sunday Morning:

Wilton Power (1916), Errol Flynn (1933), Clark Gable (1935), Marlon Brando (1962), or Mel Gibson (1984)?

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Brown’s Name Blackened?

10 May

Hero, Madman, or Villain???

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Actin’ Like Flynn – Part 17 – The Son Also Rises

03 Mar

Sean FlynnThe Son of Captain Blood Himself

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Trailer for The Sea Hawk Rated One of the Greatest

01 Mar

Recently assessed to be one of the rare great film trailers that actually lived up to its promotional superlatives:

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— Gentleman Tim