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February 3, 1943 – Would Flynn Have Flown?

03 Feb

“The case was drawing near to its close. I would either be sentenced to jail or not. Under the law there was no such thing as a suspended sentence or fine. None of those nice amenities. You either had it, or you hadn’t. I had no intention of going to jail. My two-engine plane was out at Burbank, waiting, so that if I got a bum rap, I’d get out there, hop in and leave America and my screen career forever.”

– My Wicked, Wicked Ways

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~ Would Flynn Have Flown? ~

I believe Errol would have definitely exited, stage left –
making it one of the most sensational stories of the 20th Century.

What do you think?

— Gentleman Tim

 

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  1. daringthorpe

    February 3, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I agree he would have left. Jail would’ve been a death sentence to Errol Flynn who valued his freedom above anything. Yes he would definitely have flown the coop

     
  2. Bob Schaffer

    February 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Yes I believe he would have left the question is where would he have gone. Was Jamaica his favorite spot then? Flying out means leaving his beloved Sirocco behind?

     
    • Maria

      February 3, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Gosh – I am not sure about that. I did not think that he would do anything to disappoint his father – but then the trial may have been hurtful enough! Are his comments in MWWW just bravado? Maybe – I guess we will never know.

       
  3. timerider

    February 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I must concur with the Daring one! Exit stage anywhere into the wild blue yonder! Errol could re-start anywhere he chose.
    A step down but free! An island somewhere or the eastern oceans. A beard a boat and adventures continue!

     
 
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