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Errol’s Top Ten Best Kisses

03 Dec

What in our humble but extremely well-informed(!) opinions are Errol’s best kisses!?! He had a lot of good ones, I know, but maybe we can select what we regard his top ten.

I’ll help kick things off with this one, which I find especially poignant, not only because of what was being portrayed in the lives of Libby & George Custer, but also because all the difficulties (medical and otherwise) Errol was going through in his own life immediately before and during filming this magnificent motion picture:

My God, these two were wonderful together!!

If any of you think this one should be in the Top Ten, too, please let me know. And please provide a link and/or description of any kisses you believe should be there!

— Tim

 
 

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  1. daringthorpe

    December 3, 2013 at 7:54 am

    The kiss from Robin Hood when he comes in through the window,that’s the one. I think Olivia made them do it over and over

     
    • Tim

      December 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

      What a spectacular selection, daringthorpe. It’s hard – maybe impossible – to top that one! The most beautiful couple in the history of Hollywood – at their physical peaks – so deeply attracted to each other, and so clearly in love.

      www.youtube.com…

      P.S. daringthorpe. I thought you might pick one of those daring Geoffrey Thorpe kisses. … Perhaps even the daring one at 1:21 in this wonderful video – She was His Sunlight:

      www.youtube.com…

       
  2. Lollie

    December 3, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Yes they really were lovely together on screen.

    Another great Errol kiss I like is in The Perfect Specimen when he kisses Joan Blondell about 3 times in a row,it is the scene towards the end of the movie where they are staying at the Hotel waiting for the rain to stop,and he tells her he loves her. :)

     
    • Tim

      December 3, 2013 at 9:59 am

      I’ve got to see that one again soon, Lollie. Joan Blondell was so talented, and so much fun!! … Errol’s “Armful of Heaven” in The Perfect Specimen. Let it Rain. Let it Rain. Let it Rain.

      [img]http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blondell/JoanBlondell/JoanErrolFlynn.jpg[/img]

       
      • Lollie

        December 4, 2013 at 10:12 am

        Oh you will LOVE them in it for sure Tim,they are so cute together & Errol is especially funny & sweet as The Perfect Specimen,also his (Gerald’s) Grandmother is fantastic. :)

         
  3. Tim

    December 5, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Many of Hollywood’s loveliest leading ladies (and Bette Davis, too) were lucky enough to land a kiss or more from Errol on the silver screen. For an exceptional sampling of his best Baronial busses, see this great music video by one of our own lovely leading ladies, Inga:

    www.youtube.com…

    Any paricular favorites from this one?

     
  4. Lollie

    December 7, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Wow that video is great,thanks again to Inga.You know what,I love Errol’s smooching scene’s from Istanbul,but there are so many great ones to pick from in that video,They Died With Their Boots On have some of the best kissing scenes & I had forgotten that Inga’s video shows a couple of scenes from The Perfect Specimen with those great kisses he gives Joan Blondell.Lovely! :)

     
    • Tim

      December 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      That sure is a terrific video Inga put together, Lollie – and a great reference for selecting some of Errol’s best kisses. Maybe Inga can tell us which she thinks are his best!

      Thanks for pointing out those from Specimen & Istanbul, Lollie, as I would not have known or remembered to include them in the EF Kiss Hall of Fame without your (always great) input.

       
      • Inga

        December 8, 2013 at 6:57 am

        I’ve been quite busy recently so I couldn’t follow the blog as usual. Thanks for posting my video and for liking it, Tim and Lollie. However, I could not say which one was Errol’s “best” kiss – again, it’s a question of which criteria you use here. Technique? Your personal shiver degree while watching? What is a “great” kiss? I don’t know… I think only the ones being kissed can say that…

         
  5. Tim

    December 8, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Well, Lollie & daringthorpe – until others jump in – t looks like it’s up to. us for now! ! Naturally, we only need to consider the cinematic quality, wondrousness, and audience appeal of Errol’s kisses. I think Inga’s excellent video already does that, and we have other superb online sources, as well – plus, of course, all the original films. To begin with, maybe we should each choose one from Inga’s “Hot Kisses”? If you’re up for that, Ladies First! (Perhaps we can identify by time markers – e.g. @ 2:41 – as well as by film, if we know the kiss’s film.) I’m sure others have their own favorites!

     
    • Lollie

      December 8, 2013 at 11:56 am

      Thanks Tim,your posts are always fun to read. :)

      Ok,I will vote for the great looking kiss Errol gives Joan Blondell (from The Perfect Specimen)right at the 2.00 mark.I like the way he holds her & looks at her after he kisses her too.Sweet!

       
      • Tim

        December 8, 2013 at 9:54 pm

        Great pick & thank you so much, Lollie. You’re such a sweetheart.

        … Speaking of sweethearts, here’s a wonderfully fun one from Four’s a Crowd:

        garycoopers.tumblr.com…

        And my selection from Inga’s Hot Kisses is the combination of E&O kisses from the same original scene @ 1:46 & 3:31. Livvie’s expressions in all of these are so Great! No question she loved kissing Errol! What chemistry, what emotion.

         
        • Lollie

          December 9, 2013 at 10:14 am

          What a great link Tim,I love that scene from Four’s a Crowd,that little dog (in the scene with them) is so cute too. :D

          Your picks from Inga’s video are terrific too,that balcony smoochy scene is one of the best I agree.Oh yes ODH definitely always looked like she enjoyed kissing Errol,lucky lady. :)

          P.S. Tim (& everyone) if you are yet to buy a copy of The Perfect Specimen there is a store on ebay selling a very good quality dvd-r copies.
          www.ebay.com…

           
          • Tim

            December 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm

            Thanks, Lollie! Looks like a great deal. Love that cover art, too. ,,, Here, commencing @ ~3:27, is another Errolivian classic – on horseback, no less – followed by that fun one again from P.S., this time with no interruptions!

            www.youtube.com…

            [img]http://oldmovieteams.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/de-havilland-flynn.jpg[/img]

             
  6. Tim

    December 9, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Please pardon my Francais, but here’s a French Kiss magnifique, starring Monsieur La’Flynn & Madame D’Alexis, @ 2:00. Grand Amour, indeed!

    www.youtube.com…

     
  7. Tim

    December 10, 2013 at 3:52 am

    In Honor of Eleanor I had hoped to find a great kiss between her & Errol. Without immediate access to the two (similarly-titled) films they starred in together – Escape Me Never & Never Say Goodbye – I cannot yet include any visual evidence of their kisses. But they sure did dance well together. In both films, I believe. Seems to me there may at least have been some light-hearted, humorous kisses in Never Say Goodbye, maybe immediately preceding or following Errol’s fighting with Forrest. And there must have been in the much heavier Escape Me Never. Right? … Well, even without enough evidence yet to nominate Eleanor, I think the deeply-emotional kissing linked below between Ida & Errol does qualify for our list, though it’s borne out of “Romantic Fury”, rather than pure happiness.

    www.youtube.com…

    Perhaps this is why Eleanor & Errol didn’t kiss more! (See, on page 8, her quote regarding Grandma sipping Errol’s White Russian(?), and her kind assessment of Gentleman Flynn.))

    bit.ly/19dOkzz…

    [img]http://images.moviepostershop.com/escape-me-never-movie-poster-1935-1010547185.jpg[/img]

     
  8. Tim

    December 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Still no video (so to speak), but here’s a great photo of Errol kissing Eleanor, from Never Say Goodbye:

    [img]http://www.simsajoyeros.com.ar/fotos3/26832%20-%20Never%20Say%20Goodbye_small.jpg[/img]

     
    • Lollie

      December 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

      That is such a fun movie.