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The Cabot Guy

08 Oct

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Dear fellow Flynn fans,

Gentleman Tim has come up, yet again, with a major find:  https: //freelibs.org/movies/ColgateComedyHourWithAbbottAndCostelloAndErrolFlynn.html

As you can see in the pictures above, Errol and archer enemy Bruce Cabot appeared on the same show. Seems to me that our scolars skipped school on that one. To my understanding the two former buddies avoided meeting each other. In his MWWW memoir Errol stated their relationship as follows:

Cabot went up and down Rome`s Via Veneto boasting about what he had done. No real man strikes at another through his helpless family, especially after being friends for twenty years.

My assistant said: “Why don`t you go and see him?”

“No, I am afraid.”

”What, you afraid of Cabot?”

“ Yes, I am afraid…..of what I might do to him if I saw him.”

I had to watch myself.

“This is no time for a murder charge.”

Cabot defended his Brutus demeanor in public in 1970:

Errol Flynn- I shared his house, his fights, his liquor and his girls. He was a real man with terrific looks. What happened to him, of course, was that he took to the dope – in fact, he was registered over here in England as an addict – and that destroyed him.”

So, did they make up at Bruce`s Bar or have a wild west showdown that TV night?

Who knows more!?

— shangheinz

 

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  1. rswilltell

    October 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Heinz; The Errol Flynn and Bruce Cabot appearances on “The Colgate Comedy Hour Starring Abbott and Costello” was telecast live in 1952. That was two years before Errol’s falling out with Cabot over “William Tell” (1954). Flynn did well on the show playing comedy with Bud and Lou who seemed to be in awe of him. Bruce Cabot had great difficulty keeping a straight face while doing a routine with the great comedians. Flynn was still looking great at this point. Ralph Schiller

     
    • shangheinz

      October 9, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      That explains everything, Ralph. Errol probably even brought Cabot along. Thanks for the TV history lesson.

       
  2. Gentleman Tim

    October 9, 2014 at 3:59 am

    This update may help straighten things out, diamondheinz.

    “Who’s On First?”: The Sequel (w/ Jimmy Fallon, B…: youtu.be/K0Jg7pvVzKk…

    P.S. Cabot only confirms the charges against him with those remarks about a friend -kicking him when he was down …. No wonder he was always the bad guy. He was the dope.

     
    • shangheinz

      October 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      That`s the Who`s Who of comedians right there. Love it! Cabot should have sticked to being Errol`s sidekick. He opted for sheenkick instead.

       
      • Gentleman Tim

        October 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm

        Yeah, here’s the rat “sharing” a couple of Errol’s girls – probably getting Vanderbilt to pay his way. Neither Rita nor Gloria would have likely had anything to do with him had he not been a “friend” of Errol’s.

        uproxx.com…

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        • shangheinz

          October 9, 2014 at 3:35 pm

          [img]http://www.theerrolflynnblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Hand-on-heart.jpg[/img]

          Make no mistake Tim Man, that Cabot guy was a girls` go to guy at some point of time. It was only when he had lost his looks, guts and manners that he turned from wing man to ape man.

           
          • Gentleman Tim

            October 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

            Good thing’s he’s not still around to read your last post, kindheinz. If he was, he’d get an even bigger head! … Here’s old Cabot Head himself, in Big Jake (or is it Big Jackass) a movie appropriately written by the Finks.

            [img]http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsC/2486-1688.gif[/img]

             
  3. zacal

    October 10, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    That was pretty interesting. Errol and Bruce appear together at the end of the show as bandits, right before a surprise appearance by George Raft. Thanks for the heads up.