Stuntmen, stand-ins and stooges

22 May


Dear fellow Flynn fans,

picking up Steadyman Tim`s thread:…

I want to wave it into a (safety) net citing all death defying daredevils that stood in for Flynn.

Let`s beginn with Jack Ingram, who broke his arm, his wrist, and several ribs making this spectacular leap doubling for Errol Flynn in “The Charge of the Light Brigade”.

Luckily he didn`t hurt his head, and so after several weeks of thinking in hospital, he decided to switch to acting in B- Western movies.



— shangheinz


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    May 22, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you, stuntheinz. Here’s a great account of Sally Field’s stepfather, Jocko Mahoney, standing in, or rather jumping in like Flynn:…… [His famous leap is @ ~ 1:11]

  2. Gentleman Tim

    May 23, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Errol, of course, contributed greatly to the success for a number of stuntmen … I mean, stuntpeople, stuntheinz. One such very notable person is depicted and discussed in these articles. Without Errol, she would have never been:……

  3. Gentleman Tim

    May 23, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Concerning Jack Ingram, stuntheinz, are you positive those movies he did after his leap in Charge were less dangerous to his career and well-being than whatvhe did afterwards? Deadwood Dick, Doomed in the Desert, and all those D-movies, I mean B-movies? … Certainly they are much more painful to me:

    Are you sure he didn’t land on his head?

  4. Gentleman Tim

    May 27, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    The Baron vs. LeBaron

    And then there was Bert
    Who Flynn three times hurt
    Twice in Don Juan
    Once out in town



    • shangheinz

      May 28, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      Wouldn´t you know it, Shakespal Tim is a poet. Very informative piece! Thread to be continued!!

      • Gentleman Tim

        May 30, 2015 at 10:55 pm

        Thanks, hamerlingheinz! I’m a poet and I didn’t even realize it.

        Here’s something contemporaneously interesting regarding filming of:
        “They were Often Injured and Occasionally Died with Their Boots On”
        – Starring Gen. Errol Flynn Custer:…


        • wagram

          May 31, 2015 at 7:04 pm

          According to Errol, the young stuntman who was gored by his own sword was Bill Meade who wanted to be an actor. He rode beside Errol and when his horse stumbled, he threw his sword and prepared to fall. The sword landed on its hilt and when Meade fell, he landed on it killing him. Curtiz had pushed tired horses and crew on for the third time that day in TDWTBO..