Motion Picture Movie Quiz

26 Aug

In what movie did Errol’s co-star once call him Casanova?


— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    August 27, 2015 at 2:07 am

    It was filmed during his peak Hollywood years.

    More than a decade prior to the Modern Adventures of Casanova.


    • Gentleman Tim

      August 27, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      The Co-Star’s monogram includes one letter from Errol’s monogram.

      There are scenes of them drinking and smoking together at nightclubs.



    • twinarchers

      August 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      What happened to the film?

      • Gentleman Tim

        August 28, 2015 at 8:25 pm

        It was released by Warner Brothers and was very popular.

        Two beautiful islands are involved. Beaches on each of them can be seen in the movie.

        And one of Errol’s favorite female co-stars.


        • Paula

          August 28, 2015 at 10:19 pm

          CAPTAIN BLOOD…? Lionel Atwill. Jamaica and Tortuga. Olivia de Havilland.

          • Gentleman Tim

            August 29, 2015 at 12:20 am

            Hi Paula. Very good try, but these islands are quite a way from those. And this movie was filmed in the 40s, with a female co-star who looked much different than Olivia. The co-star in question (the one who called Errol “Casanova”) looked even more different!

            The co-star who called Errol “Casanova” in this movie had previously been a recorded singer, and a good musician. Later he became a significant TV star.

            In this movie, there’s a pugilistic confrontation between Flynn (a Harvard Man) and a Yalie. Harvard won quite handily.


            • Maria

              August 29, 2015 at 12:19 pm

              Forrest Tucker?

              • Tina

                August 29, 2015 at 3:47 pm

                I am just back from a wonderful trip in the US and read your quiz.

                I think you are looking for Fred MacMurray who recorded a vocal with Arnheim’s orchestra “All I Want Is Just One Girl” and the movie is Dive Bomber.
                The initial is F for Fred – like F for Flynn!
                It is the scene in the Officer’s Club when Fred tried to woo Alexis but as soon as she saw Errol entering she walked away from Fred and dashed towards Errol. Fred annoyed and at this point he called Errol a Casanova.
                Would need to watch the movie again to identify the two beaches, but I think you talk of beaches in Pearl Harbor and San Diego?

                • Gentleman Tim

                  August 30, 2015 at 3:02 am

                  Amazing, Tina! You win again!!

                  Fred MacMurray in Dive Bomber, with the illustrious Alexis Smith. Filmed primarily on Oahu and Coronado Island, San Diego.

                  You are truly fluent in Flynn, Tina!!! Congratulations!

                  I won’t go into a shaggy dog story, but Fred was a talented saxophonist and did some singing, too. By the time of Dive Bomber, he was one of the highest paid men in America, loaned to Warner Brothers to do this technologically-pioneering and politically controversial pre-War propaganda film (pre for the U.S., that is.) Technologically-pioneering because of the aerial Technicolor, and controversial because it was viewed as a film aimed at getting Americans pumped up for war against Germany and Japan. There were actually hearings in Congress aimed at stopping Hollywood from making the increasing number of films like it, but Pearl Harbor changed everything.

                  After the War, MacMurray very successfully soldiered on through both films and TV, becoming a very rich man, one who could very easily feed a family of three sons. No absent-minded thespian was he.

                  Here he is chirping away with the lovely Irene Dunne:

                  And here he is flirting with Flynn’s girl …


                  • Paula

                    August 30, 2015 at 5:54 pm

                    Wow…I’ve never even seen this picture, i will have to find it now. Thanks for the mindbender GT and well done Tina

                    • Gentleman Tim

                      August 30, 2015 at 9:05 pm

                      Yes, take a look, Paula! In between smoking cartons of cigarettes with dive bombing Navy aviators, Flight Surgeon Flynn labors to save their lives. Awesome scenery and Technicolor, too!


                    • Tina

                      September 1, 2015 at 6:39 pm

                      Hi Paula;
                      Thank you Paula and please see the movie it is great!
                      At least I love it!
                      Take care!

                  • Tina

                    September 1, 2015 at 6:19 pm

                    Hi Tim;
                    Thank you for your kind words, which I appreciate. I love that movie and have seen it often. It’s an Errol heyday movie and he is ever so handsome! Just plain gorgeous!
                    Take care!