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The lifestyles of both Flynn and Power were a factor, infact Power died from a heart attack while on the set of his last movie, with George Sanders in 1959 Solomon & Sheba (Yul Brenner replaced Powers). This does not deminish the fabulous careers of either of these amazing men!
1930s Power joined his father for the summer of 1931, after being separated from him for some years due to his parents' divorce. His father suffered a heart attack in December 1931, dying in his son's arms, while preparing to perform in The Miracle Man.

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Flynn was one of the screen's irrefutable rapscallions. A charmer - for sure. A daredevil, without question. That his proclivity for fast sex and booze once the cameras stopped rolling eventually took hold of his lifestyle is regrettable, if true. No need to beat it into the mud.

He lived life on his own terms and left it prematurely, having done everything that was legal - and then some.

The Adventures of Don Juan is very much 'lesser' Flynn fare, even repurposing footage from The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex for the processional sequence. Would have loved WAC to take on Flynn in Gentleman Jim, Captain Blood, The Charge of the Light Brigade, and, They Died With Their Boots On before this one.

Aside: we can't always get what we want. But I am certain Flynn's other classics will surface in hi-def Blu one of these days. WAC knows where the money is. They'll get to them.

In the meantime, I choose to remember Errol Flynn as one splendid bugger. He had his foibles, same as the rest of us, and more highly publicized than most. Regrettable, but a legend of the screen nonetheless. And legends NEVER die.
 

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Flynn was one of the screen's irrefutable rapscallions. A charmer - for sure. A daredevil, without question. That his proclivity for fast sex and booze once the cameras stopped rolling eventually took hold of his lifestyle is regrettable, if true. No need to beat it into the mud.

He lived life on his own terms and left it prematurely, having done everything that was legal - and then some.

The Adventures of Don Juan is very much 'lesser' Flynn fare, even repurposing footage from The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex for the processional sequence. Would have loved WAC to take on Flynn in Gentleman Jim, Captain Blood, The Charge of the Light Brigade, and, They Died With Their Boots On before this one.
Somethin funky happened I posted the AFI info do not know what it posted that way my apologies to
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Also here is the films pressbook https://archive.org/details/pressbook-wb-adventures-of-don-juan/mode/2up


GREAT READ FROM AFI Scholars believe that Don Juan's real name was Migul de Manara. According to an 18 Apr 1944 LAEx news item, writer John Taintor Foote had prepared a screenplay for the studio. His contribution to the final script is undetermined. Adventures of Don Juan was slated for production in 1945, according to Warner Bros. interoffice memos reproduced in a modern source. The memos add that Raoul Walsh and Jean Negulesco were at different times assigned to direct the film, which was postponed for various reasons, including a lengthy industry strike. Negulesco was dropped when Vincent Sherman was assigned at Errol Flynn's request, according to Warner Bros. memos. A 26 Dec 1947 HR news item notes that more than 5,200 costumes were made for the film, including fifteen for Viveca Lindfors, eighteen for Robert Douglas, twelve for Romney Brent and eleven for Alan Hale. Their efforts earned Leah Rhodes, Travilla and Marjorie Best an Oscar for Best Costume Design. The film was also nominated for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration in a color picture. One hundred and thirteen sets were constructed, according to a 2 Jan 1948 HR news item. Production shut down between 14 Jan and 28 Jan 1948 when Errol Flynn developed influenza. According to studio memos reprinted in a modern source, the film used some stock shots from The Adventures of Robin Hood and The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.0021, F3.3546). A modern source notes that William Faulkner worked on the screenplay. Among the many films made about Don Juan are the 1906 French film Don Juan; the 1926 Warner Bros. film Don Juan, starring John Barrymore and Mary Astor and directed by Alan Crosland (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.1392); and The Private Life of Don Juan, released by United Artists in 1934, which starred Douglas Fairbanks and Merle Oberon (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.5439).


Aside: we can't always get what we want. But I am certain Flynn's other classics will surface in hi-def Blu one of these days. WAC knows where the money is. They'll get to them.

In the meantime, I choose to remember Errol Flynn as one splendid bugger. He had his foibles, same as the rest of us, and more highly publicized than most. Regrettable, but a legend of the screen nonetheless. And legends NEVER die.
Well stated - even when alive Flynn was a legend! But Adv of Don Juan was very much a HUGE success and welcomed as Flynn the adventurer returning! Yes things were recycled but that was the norm - Warners was cutting back on productions and saving costs but Don Juan was given the "A: class treatment and every dollar shows on the screen the cast the color etc!
 
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Flynn was one of the screen's irrefutable rapscallions. A charmer - for sure. A daredevil, without question. That his proclivity for fast sex and booze once the cameras stopped rolling eventually took hold of his lifestyle is regrettable, if true. No need to beat it into the mud.

He lived life on his own terms and left it prematurely, having done everything that was legal - and then some.

The Adventures of Don Juan is very much 'lesser' Flynn fare, even repurposing footage from The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex for the processional sequence. Would have loved WAC to take on Flynn in Gentleman Jim, Captain Blood, The Charge of the Light Brigade, and, They Died With Their Boots On before this one.

Aside: we can't always get what we want. But I am certain Flynn's other classics will surface in hi-def Blu one of these days. WAC knows where the money is. They'll get to them.

In the meantime, I choose to remember Errol Flynn as one splendid bugger. He had his foibles, same as the rest of us, and more highly publicized than most. Regrettable, but a legend of the screen nonetheless. And legends NEVER die.
Three-strip, if surviving, is generally always in far better condition than the over-printed b/w negs, hence the lag on some of the b/ws.
 

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Sad, but you see examples of persons taking the roles of super stars too seriously, in movies and music as well. Sometimes success can kill you, and often times did, and does. It's just that back then the movie and record industries had agreements with the press to not brodcast or put into print the lifstyles of the rich and famous. Just the opposite of today.
Too bad too. Wish the press could go back to not reporting on the lifestyles of the rich and famous. It's boring and it detracts from the work/art.
 

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Too bad too. Wish the press could go back to not reporting on the lifestyles of the rich and famous. It's boring and it detracts from the work/art.


From Errol Flynn's funeral at Forest Lawn-Glendale in 1959. Pallbearers include Mike Romanoff, Jack Oakie, Guinn Williams and Raoul Walsh. The actor, whose favorite saying was "the way of a transgressor is not as hard as they claim," died in Vancouver in the apartment of a doctor friend. He had dropped in for a drink, but suddenly complained of a pain in his back and died of a heart attack - his fourth. He was 50.

Glad Hollywood honored him

Sadly Guinn would be gone not too long after Flynn
Errol's friend Bud Abbott (of Abbott and Costello fame, and a close friend) called a local florist and ordered an enormous amount of roses to be sent to the grave site. The florist was short of red roses, but had a line on yellow roses and did not think it would matter, so that is what was sent, much to the later embarrassment of Mr. Abbott.



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From Errol Flynn's funeral at Forest Lawn-Glendale in 1959. Pallbearers include Mike Romanoff, Jack Oakie, Guinn Williams and Raoul Walsh. The actor, whose favorite saying was "the way of a transgressor is not as hard as they claim," died in Vancouver in the apartment of a doctor friend. He had dropped in for a drink, but suddenly complained of a pain in his back and died of a heart attack - his fourth. He was 50.

Glad Hollywood honored him

Errol's friend Bud Abbott (of Abbott and Costello fame, and a close friend) called a local florist and ordered an enormous amount of roses to be sent to the grave site. The florist was short of red roses, but had a line on yellow roses and did not think it would matter, so that is what was sent, much to the later embarrassment of Mr. Abbott.



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A lot of our matinee legends did not age well
 

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Probably everyone here has seen the Steve Allen Show from December 1, 1957 but no matter how many times one sees it you can't help laughing. Errol Flynn (if you guess the right one) appears at the 42-minute mark---



Youtube has many clips of Errol in the '50s appearing on various TV programs, mostly game shows. Veiwing these today, one can see that he had an endearing charm and was beloved.
 

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Probably everyone here has seen the Steve Allen Show from December 1, 1957 but no matter how many times one sees it you can't help laughing. Errol Flynn (if you guess the right one) appears at the 42-minute mark---



Youtube has many clips of Errol in the '50s appearing on various TV programs, mostly game shows. Veiwing these today, one can see that he had an endearing charm and was beloved.

PRICELESS! Boy Flynn was a STAR!
 

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And Travilla did indeed go on to win that year's color costume Oscar.
Thanks that I did not know --- you know I agree it might not be Robin Hood but Flynn is still great - color - cast - music make it top tier swashbuckler
 

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Too bad too. Wish the press could go back to not reporting on the lifestyles of the rich and famous. It's boring and it detracts from the work/art.
I wish even more that YouTube, that unprincipled money-mad organisation, would not accept those channels that present entirely fictitious, pejorative accounts of famous people. I find it seriously frightening that many people believe the pack of lies these sleazy channels broadcast.
 

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I wish even more that YouTube, that unprincipled money-mad organisation, would not accept those channels that present entirely fictitious, pejorative accounts of famous people. I find it seriously frightening that many people believe the pack of lies these sleazy channels broadcast.
the bloopers though
 

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Three-strip, if surviving, is generally always in far better condition than the over-printed b/w negs, hence the lag on some of the b/ws.
Mr H do you know why Night and Day never really has look decent in years? Does Warners have the OCNs
 

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Just found this, about the big leap scene -
Warner brothers, his studio, realised that there perhaps still was an audience for him in a big budget sword flick and so put him into, The Adventures Of Don Juan, 1948.

It was full colour, very expensive, with many fight scenes. There was one scene in particular which called for him to throw himself down a flight of steps onto the villain. Flynn’s regular stuntman considered the stunt too dangerous and refused to do it. Others were canvassed until one came forward. Jock Mahoney. He would later achieve fame himself as an actor. Tarzan, The Range Rider, Yancy Derringer, and a host of B-westerns. He was paid $350 for the leap.

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