Archive for October, 2023

Blue Ray Gentleman Jim

28 Oct

Gentleman Jim (1942) coming from Warner Archive to Blu-ray December 12th!

NEW 2023 1080p HD Master from 4K scan of the original nitrate camera negative.

Run Time: 104 Minutes
Subtitles: ENGLISH SDH
Audio Specs: DTS HD-MA 2.0
Aspect Ratio 16×9 1.37:1 with Side Mattes
Product color: B&W
Disc Configuration-BD 50
Directed by Raoul Walsh

Cast: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, Ward Bond

Special Features: Classic Warner Bros. Cartoons: “THE DOVER BOYS AT PIMENTO UNIVERSITY” (HD), “FONEY FABLES” (HD), “HOBBY HORSE-LAFFS” (HD), Audio-only Lady Esther Screen Guild Playhouse (2/14/1944) Radio Broadcast with Errol Flynn and Alexis Smith; Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Looking lithe and lean, and more handsome than should be allowed by law, Errol Flynn was never better suited to a role than the legendary boxer James J. “Gentleman Jim“ Corbett. Indeed, this rousing screen biography captures the essence of two colorful personalities – Flynn and Corbett – at the height of their careers. Set primarily against the backdrop of the 1880’s San Francisco, the film follows Corbett’s rise from bank clerk to world champion. With his lightning quick punches and dance-like footwork, the glib, cocky Irishman revolutionized the heretofore illegal prizefighting game, elevating it from the bare knuckle brawling to the sport of skill it is today. An excellent supporting cast of Warner Bros. favorites features the lovely Alexis Smith, the always hearty Alan Hale, and the irresistible bluster of Ward Bond, whose unforgettable portrayal of the great John L Sullivan will touch your heart. For Flynn at his best and an arousing, sometimes wistful look back at professional boxing early days, Gentleman Jim ranks as one of the finest of many biographical classics to come out of the golden age at Warner Bros.

INTERESTING TO NOTE: Gentleman Jim along with the rest of the titles from Vol. 2. WB DVDs from the 2006 to 2008 era are notorious for rotting (visual quality-wise), SO… this is welcome news for fans.

— Karl


Errol Flynn in October 1943!

26 Oct

During the filming of his latest picture, another paternity suit is in the newspapers, the fan magazines and on the radio … but … he is still on the covers of magazines worldwide.


— Topper


Sean in Vietnam

26 Oct

Great shot of Sean and a small piece about the pic.… Genene and Steve

— tassie devil

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Errol Flynn Classic Robin Hood Poster!

19 Oct

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Errol Flynn 1909 – 1959!

14 Oct

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Errol Flynn with the Geek!

12 Oct


The “Geek” …

— David DeWitt


Errol Flynn from Late November of 1951 to Mid January of 1952!

11 Oct

A little bit of everything during this time period: Mara Maru finishes filming on December 18th followed by a portrait shoot about December 19-21. After celebrating Christmas in Mulholland with Patrice and the kids, he is working on the short subject film, Cruise of the Zaca. Then starting in Janury, 1952: radio broadcasting…starts filming his next feature Against All Flags…and Flynn’s first television appearance. This does not include all of the partying, traveling, and headlining in between.

Enjoy …

— Topper


Errol Flynn in October, 1944!

07 Oct

Errol is busy filming the western San Antonio, with co-star Alexis Smith, which began shooting September 21st and does not wrap up until January 8th of ’45.

— Topper