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Who, What & Who?

04 Aug
    Errol once (or more) stayed at the quaint little cottage depicted below. One of his fellow WB actors famously lived in the place. They were in a really good movie together once.

    Who was it? What’s the name of his home? And who was the leading lady in the film?

    CLUE: Today’s date is a big clue.

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    P.S. For 5 or 6 hundred pounds a night you too can stay there!

    — Gentleman Tim

     
 

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  1. Maria

    August 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I think it is Warwick Castle and one of the Earls was in Dawn Patrol- but used another name?

     
  2. Maria

    August 4, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Hmm and today marks 100 years since the beginning of the 1st world war which made me think of Dawn Patrol. Am I close?

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      August 4, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      VERY Good, Maria! And quite quick!

      Being it’s the Centennial Anniversary of The War to End All Wars, it’s Dawn Patrol!! The movie fared much better than the War’s original slogan.

      Can you name the actor and leading lady??

       
  3. Maria

    August 4, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Ok- Just a lucky guess as, even though this anniversary has been in the news, it still took me awhile to make the connection! My great uncle died in that war at the age of 18.
    Now I am stumped and I refuse to use google to search. Does anyone else have the answers?

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      August 5, 2014 at 4:22 am

      Eighteen. How tragic, Marie.

      The (7th & last) Earl of Warwick is seated between Marlene Dietrich & Cary Grant. The stage (sur)name adopted by the Earl is very similar to that of cutey-pie Phyllis Brooks, who Cary seems to be quite enthralled with, if not Marlene.

      marlene-dietrich-michael-brooke-the-earl-of-warwick-cary-grant-and-phyllis-brooks.jpg?w=584

       
      • daringthorpe

        August 5, 2014 at 10:58 am

        Michael Brooke aka Charles Greville 7th earl of Warwick.
        oops clicked a wrong link! instead of reply clicked report comment SORRY!

         
        • Gentleman Tim

          August 5, 2014 at 11:34 am

          Jolly good, Maria!!!

          .. And, to raise your A+ to an A++, who was the leading lady in Dawn Patrol?

          The_Dawn_Patrol_1938_poster.jpg

           
          • Gentleman Tim

            August 5, 2014 at 2:20 pm

            OOPS! Forgot to Congratulate daringthorpe!

            A Royally Good Job, daringthorpe!!! It was indeed Michael/Charles of Warwick!!

             
  4. Maria

    August 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks Tim – it was supposed to be over by Christmas so they said.
    This is one of my Flynn-Faves because of his youth and honesty in that role.
    Hmmm..leading lady. Well there were no female characters in the movie so would it be the “Dawn”? Any closer?

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      August 5, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Superb, Maria! … I was going to simply say there were female characters in the film, but I forgot about “Dawn”! – Thank you – that never dawned on me!

      … No wonder Errol got so mad in the movie sometimes! No women!! And sometimes only Rathbone!

      Basil-dawnpatrol.jpg

       
      • Lollie

        August 6, 2014 at 11:58 am

        ^ lol,yes.No women in the movie,I’d never realised that,I wonder would that be the only one of Errol’s movies without a woman in it?

        I just recently re watched Dawn Patrol again,it is such a terrific film from beginning to end.It is a perfect example of just how natural & extremely talented an actor Errol is,So believable. :)

         
        • Gentleman Tim

          August 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm

          I agree, Lollie. Great, important film. Really shows how deeply scarred and wary of war “The Great War” left the “Lost Generation” – even as Hitler was threatening all of Europe Errol’s terrific in it. Confirms his talent & versatility – even with no women around! War is hell!

          … Were there any women in Objective Burma, Lollie?

          www.amazon.com…

           
 
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