“Flynn in Focus on TCM” January 17, 2017

04 Jan

Quoting the Bucks County Courier Post:

"Flynn in Focus on TCM"

"Fans of swashbuckling favorite Errol Flynn have the opportunity on Jan. 17 to binge watch seven of his favorite films.

The film-lover’s network Turner Classic Movies will begin airing the titles beginning at 6 a.m. that day.

According to TCM’s detailed Now Playing: A Viewer’s Gide to Turner Classic Movies, the titles will be:"

"Adventures of Don Juan”, with Viveca Lindfors in the breezy version of the legendary lover charged with saving his queen from treason. Vincent Sherman directed. (1948; 6 a.m.)


“Captain Blood”, with Olivia De Havilland in Flynn’s star-making role as a doctor-turned-pirate. Michael Curtiz directed. (1935; 8 a.m.)


“Kim“, with Dean Stockwell in an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s tale of an orphaned boy and his adventures with the British Army. Victor Saville directed. (1950; 10 a.m.)


“Northern Pursuit”
, with Julie Bishop in a thriller about a Mountie tracking a Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness. Raoul Walsh directed. (1943; noon)


“The Prince and the Pauper
”, with Claude Rains in an adaptation of a Mark Twain tale about a prince who changes places with a peasant boy. William Keighley directed. (1937; 1:45 p.m.)


“The Adventures of Robin Hood”, with Basil Rathbone in the ultimate version of the story about a hero who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Curtiz directed. (1938; 3:45 p.m.)


“The Sea Hawk”
, with Claude Raines in the adventure epic about a British buccaneer who challenges the Spanish fleet. Curtis directed. (1940; 5:30 p.m.)



“For Flynn fans, binge watching these titles ranks as a great way to kick off 2017.”

— Tim


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  1. The Zaca

    January 5, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Oh Tim that Don Juan poster is a knock out! Thanks for posting the great news!!!!!

  2. Sergio

    January 5, 2017 at 7:58 am

    In speaking of TCM has anyone heard yet what’s up with Osborn? Is he still with them, alive, sick, quit, what?
    it seems so very hush-hush….

  3. Karl

    January 6, 2017 at 3:45 am


    The Serbian(?) poster of Kraljević i Prosjak is a particularly fascinating and evocative rendering for a poster… as opposed to the Italian’s Kim which has more of, how shall I put it… a bit of a contemporary flair.

    Wonderful education in movie art depictions.

    Thank you , Tim!

    As to Robert Osbourne, one person at TCM message board has posted they (as an asthma sufferer) recognize him to have asthma symptoms. Another post stated that: “I know that Robert was in studio for TCM last month (January 2016), recording the guest programmer interviews for 2016. So we’ll be seeing him on the air until at least January 2017.”

    Hope he is able to continue in some capacity.

    He truly is (an old school) model of graciousness and… one hell of a KNOWLEDGEABLE interviewer, and effectively puts all who come before him at ease and GEMS come forth as a result. The late Luise Rainer interview was one such example. She worked with Paul Muni in The Good Earth:

    Muni WAS known to be a perfectionist as an actor, but what wasn’t known (to the general public, and to Osbourne himself) was that his wife was his muse and she would put herself directly under the camera and was the final arbiter of a scene with the shake of her head. If it wasn’t just right, it was redone.

    • Gentleman Tim

      January 6, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Yes, Sir, Serbian (I surmise)

      I humbly thank you for your Muni-ficent comments, Karl. I am greatly honored to have received them from a scholar such as yourself!


    • shangheinz

      January 6, 2017 at 10:36 am


      The much awarded Paul Muni, another Austrian of old, is credited with the saying:.” I still don`t know what that is- acting…”