Errol’s ‘lost’ films.

06 May

Errol in Murder At Monte Carlo

I have read that two of Errol earliest movies – I Adore You (1933) and Murder At Monte Carlo (1934) are considered as being ‘lost’ films.What a shame.It makes it even more remarkable that In The Wake Of The Bounty (1933) still exists.It would be wonderful if these films,or even some clips from them,turn up somewhere one day.I hope they do,as it has happened many times before with other old movies.

I have also read that Errol makes a cameo in a movie called Always Together (1947).I haven’t been able to get a copy of this movie myself,but just wondered if anyone else has seen it and if Errol is indeed in it at all? As I have read that he is,yet I have also read that his scene (or scenes) were edited out of the movie?

Then there is Hello God (1951) of which the original print is said to have been destroyed by Errol himself after an argument? Is this true and is this film ‘lost’ too?

The Story Of William Tell (1953) looks like (from the few clips available) it would have been a terrific movie also.Such a shame Errol didn’t get to finish it.

— Lollie


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  1. rswilltell

    May 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for a thought-provoking post.

    First on the early British films of Errol Flynn made at Warner Teddington studios outside London, those films are almost certainly lost or destroyed. Turner Classic Movies which is owned by Warner Brothers scoured their film vaults and were only able to locate a pitiful handfull of Warner British titles. To their credit they telecast the films they located. On Always Together (1947) several Warner stars do cameos in the film including Eleanor Parker, Humphrey Bogart, and Jack Carson but no Flynn. TCM frequently telecasts this film. One source had it wrong on Errol’s appearance in the film and the rest simply repeated the error. Flynn was a big star in 1947 and I doubt the Warner studio would shoot a cameo with him and then discard it.

    On Hello God (1951) that is a horse of a different color. Some infor is available on the film but perhaps another person would care to comment on it.

    PS The Warner Teddington studio still stands but is owned by Thames Television where they shot The Benny Hill Show for twenty years!
    Ralph Schiller

    • Lollie

      May 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Many thanks for all that information Ralph I really appreciate it,especially re Always Together. :)

  2. twinarchers

    May 6, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I read somewhere that Roddy McDowel was storing William Tell, whats left of it at UCLA and did not want anyone to see it or it was to be kept sealed for a long period of time. Any thoughts on this? If true I wonder why since he was such a film maker himself and did many home movies etc. I also don’t remember how he got a hold of it?

    • shangheinz

      May 7, 2014 at 10:59 am

      Dear Twains,

      burying all his film material at a library instead of exposing it is the attitude of a Ner`Dowall. There are collectors and Goloms at that I guess.

  3. Tim

    May 7, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Looks like the Hello God part of your post has been answered, Lollie! I guess it’s true: Ask & you shall receive!

    I wonder if there is any footage of ‘Errol on the Sepik’? I’d sure love to see Young Captain Flynn riding sea turtles & wrestling a croc in headhunting country! Or was that just a croc?

    Look below. Those PNG headhunters don’t look so unfriendly. The Baron must have been exaggerating.


    • Lollie

      May 7, 2014 at 11:05 am

      That sure would be fantastic if there is footage somewhere of Errol in PNG Tim. :)

  4. Francois Dupont

    September 20, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I saw “Always Together” (1947) and I have added sub french tires.

    But I did not see Errol Flynn.

    So it seems a mistake!

    If someone want I send him the film, with pleasure!