Category Archives: Film Anniversaries

Robin Hood Released on this Day!

— David DeWitt

Flynn’s First in Tinseltown

The Case of the Curious Bride Released on Wednesday, April 13, 1935 — Tim

Eightieth Anniversary Celebration of Captain Blood – April 11, 2015

St. Augustine, Florida Quoting primarily from……: The St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum hosts a cinematic tribute to Hollywood’s iconic swashbuckler, Errol Flynn, on Saturday, April 11, 2015, The event marks the 80th anniversary of Flynn’s pirate classic, “Captain Blood”, which will be shown on a large outdoors screen in the Colonial Quarter. “The Sea Hawk”, another classic Errol… (more…)

Travelin’ On

I wish you all smooth sailing… January 23, 1936 Pirate Party on Catalina Film Daily With Buddy Rogers and Band, Marion Davies, Cary Grant, Virginia Bruce, John Gilbert, Chester Morris, Lee Tracy, Lili Damita, Errol Flynn, Sid Silvers, Robert Armstrong. (Musical Review Series) MGM – 20 Minutes A STANDOUT There is more attractive flash, sparkling action and general entertainment in… (more…)

Captain Blood: The Greatest Pirate Movie Ever Made

And “Best Popcorn Movie of the Mid-Thirties” Released Eighty-Five Years Ago Today December 19, 1935 … — Tim

A Field Day for Flynn

August 6, 1953 H.H.T. New York Times Master of Ballantrae at the Paramount With plenty of good, old-fashioned muscularity crowding a highly pictorial Technicolor frame, at least three-fourths of “The Master of Ballantrae” makes a rousing, spectacular outlet for a pair of estimable adventurers, Errol Flynn and the master himself, Robert Louis Stevenson. In the new Warner Brothers arrival at… (more…)

In the Beginning

August 5, 1935 – 85 Years Ago Today – Begins on Captain Blood — Tim

Today is the 80th Anniversary of Virginia City

Released on May 16, 1940 As this video of the Virginia City World Premier Tour poignantly depicts, 1940 was a wondrous time in Hollywood history, and in American history. Everything changed in ’41 – as abruptly as this video. For a great review of Virginia City, and especially of Errol’s unmatched magnetism as a film star, see the Bogie Film… (more…)

A Newcomer Named Errol Flynn

December 27, 1935 A Newcomer Named Errol Flynn in a Handsome Film Version of Captain Blood “A spirited and criminally-handsome Australian named Errol Flynn plays the genteel buccaneer to the hilt.” — Tim

Tribute to Gentleman Jim — Round 3

This time on radio! — Tim