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Errol Flynn in “British Agent”

16 Aug

Radio013copy“British Agent” was a 1934 film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring… Leslie Howard. Errol Flynn would not be a household name for another year. He would, however, play the British Agent — on radio. Flynn possessed a beautiful, distinctive speaking voice which contributed mightily to his success as an actor and made him a natural for the radio. In this episode of the prestigious Lux Radio Theater (hosted by legendary director Cecil B. DeMille – the above picture is actually from “Green Light”) Errol Flynn finally plays a secret agent. When he says, “My name is Locke. Steve Locke,” it’s the closest we’ll ever get to hearing him play, well, you-know-who.
(Note: This link is to a site selling CD’s of radio programs. Click on “Listen To A Sample Episode” to hear Errol Flynn in “British Agent”.)
www.otrcat.com…

— zacal

 
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  1. daringthorpe

    August 16, 2014 at 7:59 am

    What a voice, sounds a bit like Ronald Coleman don’t you think? Flynn sounds very comfortable and very good in the role very suave and very English

     
    • zacal

      August 16, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Ronald Colman was my thought, as well, Daringthorpe.

       
  2. David DeWitt

    August 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    You can listen to more of Flynn’s radio shows right here on The Errol Flynn Blog, too!

    www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

    You can listen to more Lux Radio Shows and a very rare Errol Flynn audio recording on another site I’m building:

    zacapublishing.com…

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      August 16, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      Very cool new site you’re building, David! Excellent work & Congratulations!!

      Here’s something you started a while back about the Flynn-Bond similarities.

      www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

      [img]http://www.theerrolflynnblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/efbondj.jpg[/img]

       
      • David DeWitt

        August 17, 2014 at 12:52 am

        Thanks, kind sir! You can cast Errol in many ways, even, perhaps, as the Cary Grant role in It Takes a Thief … Who better to play the Gentleman cat burgler? I would love to have seen him him do wild adventure docus above and beow the seas, in the wild places of the world …

         
        • Gentleman Tim

          August 17, 2014 at 1:11 am

          What a fabulous idea about his doing shows around the world! The could have called it “The Adventures of Errol Flynn”!! That would have been awesome. In fact, it still would be!!! – a weekly show about EF’s life adventures, that is. … I loved his narrations in Cruise of the Zaca & Cuban Rebel Girls.

          [img]http://www.warriorfilmmakers.com/errolflynn/zaca/zacabioc.jpg[/img]

          [img]http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2009/06/19/1225737/536826-errol-flynn-turns-100.jpg[/img]

          [img]http://www.theerrolflynnblog.com/_photos/efkim2.jpg[/img]

           
  3. Maria

    August 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Hi- is this one included?
    en.wikipedia.org…

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      August 18, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Another model for Bond, Maria! Ian Fleming had to know of this Interpol Casanova played by Errol. Heck, the Missing Arm of Venus story was even set in Jamaica, in ’52, right? Fleming had to know well of the Errol Flynn/Christopher Casabova connection!

       
    • David DeWitt

      August 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Yes! Also called Marble Arms!