Against All Flags

15 May

Ahoy mates!

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Just a quick note to let you know that “Against All Flags” starring Errol Flynn and Maureen O’Hara is available on DVD in a box set from Universal Pictures titled “Pirates of the Golden Age.” I suppose it’s obvious this package was released to coincide with the “Pirates of the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Caribbean” franchise, but no matter, Universal Pictures has done us all a favor. The only special feature is the original “Against All Flags” trailer. Notable here is Flynn breaking from character, looking at the camera and telling audiences why “Against All Flags” may be one of his best adventure films. The film itself is an enjoyable Technicolor romp, not to be taken seriously, which is perhaps why “Against All Flags” is a film that can be enjoyed by the entire family. The other films included are “Buccaneer’s Girl” starring the lovely Yvonne De Carlo, “Yankee Buccaneer” starring Jeff Chandler, and “Double Crossbones” starring Donald O’Connor. Naturally I enjoyed the Flynn-O’Hara feature the best, but the other films are also enjoyable. Aarrrgh! Maties! “Pirates of the Golden Age.” is available on Amazon for $19.95 and from Best Buy for $22.95. Flynn fans won’t want to miss it!

— Shamrock


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  1. Anonymous

    May 15, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    Ahoy! Methinks “Against All Flags” was a bit of a romp, too! Flynn is not in top form in this one but I still enjoy it. A year later he seems to have regained his health for THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE–one of my favorite later films. AGAINST ALL FLAGS is the film in which Errol broke his ankle toward the end of shooting. Universal didn't let the sets go to waste while Flynn recovered. They rearanged them for use in YANKEE BUCCANEER!