A FLYNN FAMILY STAY AT HOME DOUBLE FEATURE (“Desperate Journey” & “Five Ashore in Singapore”)

03 May


Previously I have posted about possible Flynn and son double features such as, “Uncertain Glory” and “Stop Train 349” and “The Big Boodle” and “Mission to Venice”. Today I have put together what I feel is another interesting combination, that of Errol’s “Desperate Journey” and Sean’s “Five Ashore in Singapore”.

Released in 1942, “Desperate Journey”, has Errol and his team after a successful bombing raid over Nazi Germany, having their plane shot down by enemy fire. Then he and the surviving four of his crew must make it out of Germany alive and get back to England. Errol’s crew includes; the ever reliable Alan Hale, Arthur Kennedy and a future US president, Ronald Reagan. Also included is the beautiful actress, Nancy Coleman. While most of the action is of the tongue in cheek kind, the film still has plenty of good thrills under the able direction of Errol’s favorite director, Raoul Walsh.

“Five Ashore in Singapore” (aka “Cinq Gars Pour Singapour”) had its world premiere in 1967 and was Sean’s last starring role. He had as his leading lady the very sexy, Marika Green who also happens to be the aunt of Bond girl, Eva Green. For more on this film, one can read the excellent article by Raphael Millet previously posted on this site.  Suffice it to say Sean also leads a team of five men here to solve the mystery of missing US marines in that capital city.  While not a classic, it still has a lot of action and is a document of its time.   –A.R.




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  1. R.H

    May 4, 2020 at 9:21 am

    I think I have all of Sean Flynn films.


    May 4, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    I also have all of Sean’s movies, some in languages other than English. For ex. I have “Temple of the White Elephant” in Spanish and French. An English language print of that film has eluded me.I currently have six of his eight films in English. In future I plan to post other Flynn family double bills. I hope you are able to see the ones I have suggested,–A. R.

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 4, 2020 at 10:36 pm

      Wow, A.R. I just checked out Sean in “Temple of the White Elephant”. He looks as regal and dashing as his Dad on horseback in that red uniform! (Beginning at ~ 1:50 or so) (Sound doesn’t kick in until ~1:30)…


        May 6, 2020 at 6:41 pm

        Yes and the film has a lot of action as helmed by cult director Umberto Lenzi.–A. R.