The Deep Waters Secret

20 Mar

Dear Flynnstones,

this weekend finally saw the release of the latest film from Flashdance director Adrian Lyne “Deep Water“. It features the classical love triangle of a woman, a man and a secret. The story follows, if not entirely, the whodunnit novel from Patricia Highsmith starring stunning new Bond girl Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck, from Good Will Hunting and Flat Man renown.

In the late 1950s Flynn Enterprises announced a project called  “Deep Waters“ starring French actress Corinne Calvet and her Prince Charming husband Jeffrey Stone to be filmed by Flynntimo manager Barry Mahon in the South of France, Spain and Tangiers.

“The story is woven around the hidden treasure lost, when Freddie McEvoy’s yacht went down in a storm. Quite a yarn if truth were told.“ (Hedda Hopper)

The script to the never made movie was auctioned off online on the 15th December 2005.

The buyer is a keeper.

The secret if Errol‘s best man was murdered has been buried deep ever since.



— shangheinz


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  1. Ralph Schiller

    March 20, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks Heinz for unearthing another lost chapter in Errol Flynn’s career! Yes I would love to read that screenplay.

    • shangheinz

      March 21, 2022 at 8:09 am


      That topic merits diving deep, RR!

      • Ralph Schiller

        March 21, 2022 at 5:38 pm

        Sherlock Heinz, I suspect you are on the trail for that script! Let us know plus Errol Flynn commissioned another screenplay The White Witch Of Rosehall, a Jamaican ghost story and legend.

        • shangheinz

          March 21, 2022 at 7:33 pm


          That script and the one from Will Tell are the holy grail, Ralph Watson. It would tell us why Errol was so eager to salvage the ship wreck at his own risk and cost and why a man called Steele was dispatched to the port town of Safi to keep an eye out for the Kangaroa.
          If The Witch was already laid out and ready to shoot, I do not know, but another proposed treatment was The Three Casanovas, which sounds like a mix of Disney‘s The Three Amigos and On The Town. Which flynnmate threesome was meant is another big ?, with the third man being either Cabot, Stauffer, Bud Ernst or Howard Hill to Flynn and McEvoy.

          • Ralph Schiller

            March 22, 2022 at 2:13 am

            Errol Flynn paid outstanding screenwriter James Edward Grant a tidy sum for his screenplay of The White Witch Of Rosehall. The film was never made but is referred to in Earl Conrad’s seminal book “Errol Flynn: A Memoir”.