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Pray Tell!

17 Dec

Errol Flynn’s William Tell

“The Story of the Uncompleted 1953 CinemaScope Film”

— Gentleman Tim

 

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  1. shangheinz

    December 17, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Great catch, Birdofprey Tim. So here it is, the lost footage shown last in Courmayeur of 1997 in front of Cardiff, Lee, Pat Wymore and maestro of arms Renzo Musumeci Greco, son of Errol`s last fencing instructor. We saw a photo of that evening before (www.theerrolflynnblog.com…)
    The legend lived on if only on a smaller scale and screen:www.youtube.com…

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      December 17, 2019 at 10:58 am

      What a setting! What scenery!! What a Flynn film this could have been!!!

      You’re the maestro on this, sirheinz. I pray you will tell us what and who we’re looking at, and when it was filmed??

      p.s. u may want to cc this rare bird asap, i.e. b4 it flies the u-toob coop!

      p.s. 2 antonella is allettante!

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      p.s.3 not to mention “mary”! waltraut is wundersch√∂n!

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  2. rswilltell

    December 18, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks Heinz for unearthing this rare glimpse into William Tell. Tim is right this could have been a first-rate and the footage I saw at UCLA showed that Jack Cardiff was making it right, essentially Robin Hood with a crossbow, with the picture postcard Alps instead of Sherwood Forest! I also loved the British series William Tell which only had a short run! Ralph Schiller

     
  3. R.H

    December 19, 2019 at 10:05 am

    I have had this footage on dvd for many years.as stated what a great Flynn film this would have been

     
  4. shangheinz

    December 19, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Just a little side note to this unflynnished masterpiece, Crossbow Tim and Rushstreet Ralph. I managed to talk to Signora Antonella too about Tell and she told me the whole cast had big expectations, because they were aware, more so when The Robe came to the cinemas and was a big success, that they would make film history If Errol only found the necessary financial means to pull through. The apple grew smaller each day though..,

     
 
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