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“The Uncertain Glory of an April Day”

05 Apr

From “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, Act 1 scene 3.

— Tim


Uncertain Glory! Examined by Karl Holmberg!

28 Feb

The following is part of a personal email exchange between myself, Gentleman Tim, and Karl Holmberg that yielded a treasure that Karl kindly allowed me to share with the blog. Here is part of the email and a link to download an amazing piece of writing done by Karl Holmberg several years ago.


Karl Holmberg:

I remember reading that it was announced in the press that Flynn was being considered for the role of Johnny Nolan and the player (James Dunn) went on to receive a Best Supporting Oscar in A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945).

It would have been the 2nd (The Sisters being the first) time in his then career that he would play a drunk. Directed by Elia Kazan, 20th Century Fox, release date February 1945 could have overlapped working on Uncertain Glory (August- October 1943; rd: April 1944) or Objective Burma (Filming May- August 1944; rd: February 1945) … though it seems Flynn usually (?) worked on 1 at a time. “Tree Grows” would have been his 1st outside studio production and also would have possibly have had a Thomson Productions credit?
I remember some studio (?) having some fun with the title where a dog/dogs see the title and start running (from NYC?) to Brooklyn.
I attach another antique (August 2004) effort that mentions the Thomson Productions deal … fleshing it out a little better.
This was written in the style of what might have been a script for a commentary while the movie was playing, only I DIDN’T KNOW IT… and had no awareness that it could even be done. My intent was to highlight a relatively little played film (just as Don’t Bet On Blondes) and give people some idea about it. I even remember not knowing what SPOILER ALERT meant back then… hence, no warning.
Spoiler alert: it’s VERY long winded!
Copyright 2004 Karl Holmberg
Sir Karl, our heartfelt thanks!

— David DeWitt


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Uncertain Glory in the Suburbs of Melbourne

13 Feb

Straight Across the Bass Strait from the Birthplace of the Tasmanian Devil

313 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria, 1944…


— Tim


Uncertain Glory! Errol enjoyed making this movie! Year? We found it – August 9, 1951

29 May

— Tina


Uncertain Glory 1944

09 Feb

— Tina


27. Errol and Paul Lukas “Uncertain Glory” 1944

03 Jan

— Tina

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Errol in Sheet Music – Uncertain Glory, Santa Fe Trail, Never Say Goodbye, San Antonio

17 Oct

I've bought sheet music that is more than 60 years old–it is so unbelievable.  I never thought of looking for Errol on the piano.  I've found four so far.  Never Say Goodbye (Remember Me); Santa Fe Trail (Along the Santa Fe Trail), San Antonio (Some Sunday Morning) and Uncertain Glory (Marianne).  They all have beautiful front covers and are suitable for framing.

— Kathleen


Want Some Certain Glory?

12 May

Anyone want the certain glory of living where Errol once stayed and worked? Here’s your chance!

At Melrose “Uncertain Glory” Ranch, in North San Diego County, California.


Uncertain Glory… (Great Video of Property)…………

— Tim


End of An Era – Errol and Warner Brothers

21 Mar

New York Times

March 20, 1954

ERROL FLYNN ENDS PACT AT WARNERS; Actor and Studio Agree to Part

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 19 — Errol Flynn and Warner Brothers have agreed to an amicable termination of their twenty-year association. VIEW FULL ARTICLE IN TIMESMACHINE »



Murder in Monte Carlo (1934) – cost and earnings not available

Case of the Curious Bride (1935) – cost and earnings not available

Don’t Bet on Blondes (1935) – cost and earnings figures not available

Captain Blood (1935) – cost $995,000, earnings $2,475,000

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) – cost $1,076,000, earnings $2,736,000

Green Light (1937) – cost $513,000, earnings $1,667,000

The Prince and the Pauper (1937) – cost $858,000, earnings $1,691,000

Another Dawn (1937) – cost $552,000, earnings $1,045,000

The Perfect Specimen (1937) – cost $505,000, earnings $1,281,000

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) – cost $2,033,000, earnings $3,981,000

“Four’s a Crowd” (1938) – cost and earnings not available

“The Sisters” (1938) figures – cost and earnings not available

The Dawn Patrol (1938) – cost $500,000, earnings $2,185,000

Dodge City (1939) – cost $1,061,000, earnings $2,532,000

The Private Life of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) – cost $1,073,000, earnings $1,613,000

Virginia City (1940) – cost $1,179,000, earnings $2,120,000

The Sea Hawk (1940) – cost $1,701,000, earnings $2,678,000

Santa Fe Trail (1940) – cost $1,115,000 earnings $2,533,000

Footsteps in the Dark (1941) – cost and earnings not available

Dive Bomber (1941) – cost $1,204,000, earnings $2,613,000

They Died with Their Boots On (1941) – cost $1,358,000, earnings $4,014,000

Desperate Journey (1942) – cost $1,209,000 earnings, $3,980,000

Gentleman Jim (1942) – cost $972,000 earnings, $3,842,000

Northern Pursuit (1943) – cost $1,290,000 earnings, $3,252,000

Edge of Darkness (1943) – cost $1,653,000 earnings, $3,669,000

Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) – cost $1,560,000, earnings $3,621,000

Uncertain Glory (1944) – cost and earnings not available

Objective Burma (1945) – cost $1,592,000 earnings, $3,961,000

San Antonio (1945) – cost $2,232,000, earnings $5,899,000

Never Say Goodbye (1946) – cost $1,011,000, earnings $2,603,000

Cry Wolf (1947) – cost $1,461,000, earnings $2,690,000

(The Lady from Shanghai – uncredited cameo appearance)

Escape Me Never (1947) – cost $1,900,000, earnings $1,569,000

Silver River (1948) – cost $3,204,000, earnings $3,484,000

The Adventures of Don Juan (1948) – cost $3,408,000, earnings $4,772,000

Montana (1950) – cost $1,589,000, earnings $3,647,000

Rocky Mountain (1950) – earnings $2,000,000 (North America)

Maru Maru (1952) – cost and earnings not available

The Master of Ballantrae (1953) – earnings $2,000,000 (North America)

Too Much Too Soon (1958) – cost and earnings not available

— Tim


“By and By a Cloud Takes All Away”

14 Nov

Errol had big plans for Thomson Productions, which he hoped would allow him greater control over the growth and direction of his career. Tragically, however, despite the superb production of Uncertain Glory, “a knock on his door had already changed his entire life” …a knock on his door from Los Angeles legal authorities in the Fall of ’42. The die had been cast and Errol was never the same.

November 14, 1946

— Tim

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