The Hill Flynn Climbed

20 Oct

Dear Flynnstones,

there are recurring themes in staging Errol like for example him addressing his merry men from higher ground be it hill, ship bridge or else.

Any other ongoing things that come to mind?

What’s your favorite “Ah, here we go again“- moment in a Flynn film??







— shangheinz


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  1. Karl

    October 20, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Somewhat related but more- the HILL he didn’t climb again…

    “Despite being released over 80 years ago, The Adventures of Robin Hood is still viewed by many as the ultimate Robin Hood movie, an impressive feat considering the iconic archer has been depicted on screen over 70 times. With Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland’s chemistry, as well as brilliant character actors Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone in the villainous roles, the film was a huge financial success, and a sequel was commissioned.

    It ran into roadblocks indicative of its time though, such as the U.S. government wanting to restrict money being put into filmmaking as it anticipated entering World War II. By the time the war was over Rains and de Havilland were no longer under the employment of Warner Bros. and the project was scrapped.”

    • shangheinz

      October 20, 2022 at 6:28 pm


      Yes, King Karl, Errolivia was a fixture and a formular for success in Flynn films. Too bad Robin Hood II was never made. The Robin and Marian movie with Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn for me is a worthy stand-in though. No wonder Errol wanted to do William Tell or as Ralph calls it „Robin Hood of the Alps“ and expected great things to happen. In the shape of things to come, during the hillside scene of Will Tell he took a seat when addressing his battling pesants.