Mara Maru

04 May

I just ordered this film and it will be the first time in many years that I have seen it. I think I have seen it all the way thru but now I will have it in my collection. Ruth Roman is very nice and I enjoyed her in The Far Country with James Stewart which I hope will be put on Blu Ray some time since it is a great film but does not hold up to LED screens. I never saw it on a CRT but I am sure it looks much better on those.null

— twinarchers


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  1. Tim

    May 4, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    It’s so wonderful that you’re doing this for the blog, twinarchers. Thank you! Examining the history & quality of these films is so helpful to understanding the full breadth & depth of Errol’s life & career.

    Aside from being exceptionally attractive, Ruth Roman must have had great survival instincts – surviving both the wreck of the Andrea Doria, and Maru Maru!


    P.S. We have a couple of Masons in this one – Gregory & Perry.

  2. Lollie

    May 5, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Mara Maru is a terrific film.Watching Errol’s movies throughout his career shows what a truly brilliant actor he is and that he could play any type of role,so effortlessly too.I just re watched one of my favourite EF movies That Forsyte Woman again on the weekend and he is incredible in that,I definitely recommend that movie to anyone. :)

    • twinarchers

      May 13, 2014 at 3:40 am

      Ok I just finished the film and enjoyed it. Good picture quality that is just as good as the best DVD’s for Flynn out there. Although I wish it had a bit more action and a bigger budget it was well made and Flynn does not play an unrealistic hero but a human being which is just what he did in many of his 1950’s films. It is a bare bones release with just the film and the standard Archive menu which really is not menu at all, just instructions on how to use the remote. The fact that it’s available is a good sign for the future and is a must have for Flynn fans. I am not sure anyone else would enjoy it other than vintage movie fans. It ends on a high note which is great since many films cheat us with the ending as that seems to be the part that gets the least amount of thought. Not so with this film. It is non stop for the last real. The disc I have looks different than the other one I attached to this thread.232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv6795%3Dot%3E2456%3D8%3A8%3D45%3A%3DXROQDF%3E2%3B5554335%3A245ot1lsi

  3. twinarchers

    May 13, 2014 at 4:03 am

    I just wanted to mention that I like Ruth Roman. She is good in this film and in The Far Country with James Stewart another film I have in my collection

    • twinarchers

      May 14, 2014 at 4:12 am

      I was thinking today that the film has a modern feel to it. I only wish we could have gotten more out of Flynn in the 50’s and I think he would have outdone Cary Grant.