Errol Flynn filmography

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Errol Flynn filmography
Photograph of Errol Flynn
Errol Flynn in Captain Blood (1935)
Television series4

The film appearances of movie actor Errol Flynn (1909–1959) are listed here, including his short films and one unfinished feature.


Year Title Director Role Notes
1933 In the Wake of the Bounty Charles Chauvel Fletcher Christian Made in Australia
Never released theatrically in the United States
I Adore You George King Bit Flynn had an unbilled bit part in this now lost film
1935 Murder at Monte Carlo Ralph Ince Dyter Filmed in England at Warner Bros. Teddington Studios
Never released in the United States
Now believed to be a lost film
The Case of the Curious Bride Michael Curtiz Gregory Moxley Flynn in a small, non-speaking role. The first of twelve films with director Michael Curtiz.
Don't Bet on Blondes Robert Florey David Van Dusen Flynn in a supporting role
Captain Blood Michael Curtiz Peter Blood Flynn's first leading role in Hollywood
Based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini
Previously filmed in 1924 with J. Warren Kerrigan in the Flynn role
Flynn's first of eight films with Olivia de Havilland
1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade Michael Curtiz Capt. (later Major) Geoffrey Vickers Filmed on location in Lone Pine, California
1937 The Green Light Frank Borzage Dr. Newell Page Flynn's first non-action lead role in Hollywood
The Prince and the Pauper William Keighley
William Dieterle (uncredited)
Miles Hendon Based on the novel by Mark Twain
Another Dawn William Dieterle Captain Denny Roark
The Perfect Specimen Michael Curtiz Gerald Beresford Wicks Flynn's first comedy in Hollywood
1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood Michael Curtiz
William Keighley
Sir Robin of Locksley (Robin Hood) Technicolor
Four's a Crowd Michael Curtiz Robert Kensington Lansford
The Sisters Anatole Litvak Frank Medlin
The Dawn Patrol Edmund Goulding Captain Courtney Previously filmed in 1930 with Richard Barthelmess in the Flynn role
1939 Dodge City Michael Curtiz Wade Hatton Technicolor
Flynn's first Western
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Michael Curtiz Robert Devereux (Earl of Essex) Technicolor
1940 Virginia City Michael Curtiz Capt. Kerry Bradford Released in sepia tone
Considered by some to be an unofficial sequel to Dodge City, however it bears no relation to that film whatsoever.
The Sea Hawk Michael Curtiz Capt Geoffrey Thorpe Released with sepiatone sequence
Santa Fe Trail Michael Curtiz Jeb Stuart Released in sepiatone
1941 Footsteps in the Dark Lloyd Bacon Francis Warren
Dive Bomber Michael Curtiz Lieutenant Douglas Lee Technicolor
Flynn's last film with Michael Curtiz
They Died with Their Boots On Raoul Walsh George Armstrong Custer Flynn's first film with Raoul Walsh, Flynn's last film with Olivia de Havilland
1942 Desperate Journey Raoul Walsh Flight Lieutenant Terrence Forbes The first time Flynn played an Australian on screen
Gentleman Jim Raoul Walsh James J. Corbett
1943 Edge of Darkness Lewis Milestone Gunnar Brogge
Northern Pursuit Raoul Walsh Steve Wagner
1944 Uncertain Glory Raoul Walsh Jean Picard Flynn co-produced the film
1945 Objective, Burma! Raoul Walsh Captain Nelson
San Antonio David Butler
Robert Florey (uncredited)
Raoul Walsh (uncredited)
Clay Hardin Technicolor
1946 Never Say Goodbye James V. Kern Phil Gayley
1947 Cry Wolf Peter Godfrey Mark Caldwell Flynn's only venture into film noir
Escape Me Never Peter Godfrey Sebastian Dubrok Previously filmed in 1935 with Hugh Sinclair in Flynn's role
The Lady from Shanghai Orson Welles Man in Background Outside of Cantina Uncredited cameo
1948 Silver River Raoul Walsh Mike McComb Flynn's last film with Raoul Walsh
Adventures of Don Juan Vincent Sherman Don Juan de Marana Technicolor
1949 That Forsyte Woman Compton Bennett Soames Forsyte Technicolor
Flynn's first film outside Warner Bros. since 1935
1950 Montana Ray Enright
Raoul Walsh (uncredited)
Morgan Lane Technicolor
Rocky Mountain William Keighley Lafe Barstow Flynn's last western
Kim Victor Saville Mahbub Ali, the Red Beard Technicolor
Filmed on location in India and in Lone Pine, California
1951 Hello God William Marshall The Man on Anzio Beach Never released in the United States
Adventures of Captain Fabian William Marshall
Robert Florey (uncredited)
Captain Michael Fabian
1952 Mara Maru Gordon Douglas Gregory Mason
Against All Flags George Sherman Brian Hawke Technicolor
Remade as The King's Pirate (1967) with Doug McClure in Flynn's role.
1953 The Master of Ballantrae William Keighley Jamie Durrisdeer Technicolor
Filmed in England and in Italy (Palermo)
Flynn's last film under his Warner Bros. contract
1954 Crossed Swords Milton Krims
Vittorio Vassarotti
Renzo Pathécolor
Filmed in Italy
Released in Europe under the title Il Maestro di Don Giovanni
The Story of William Tell Jack Cardiff William Tell CinemaScope
Filmed in Italy
Never completed
1955 Lilacs in the Spring Herbert Wilcox John Beaumont Eastmancolor
Filmed in England
Released in the United States as Let's Make Up
The Dark Avenger Henry Levin Prince Edward CinemaScope
Eastman Color
Filmed in England
Released in the United States as The Warriors
King's Rhapsody Herbert Wilcox King Richard CinemaScope
Eastman Color
Filmed in England
1957 Istanbul Joseph Pevney James Brennan CinemaScope
Previously filmed as Singapore (1947) with Fred MacMurray in Flynn's role.
The Big Boodle Richard Wilson Ned Sherwood Filmed on location in Cuba
The Sun Also Rises Henry King Mike Campbell CinemaScope
Deluxe color
Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway
1958 Too Much, Too Soon Art Napoleon John Barrymore
The Roots of Heaven John Huston Major Forsythe CinemaScope
Deluxe color
Filmed on location in French Equatorial Africa
1959 Cuban Rebel Girls Barry Mahon The American Correspondent Filmed in Cuba


Year Title Role Notes
1956 Screen Directors' Playhouse: The Sword of Villon François Villon First TV appearance
1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre Presenter 26 episodes Filmed in England[1]
1957 Playhouse 90: Without Incident
1959 Goodyear Theatre: The Golden Shanty

Short films

Year Title Role Director Notes
1935 A Dream Comes True Himself George Bilson A behind-the-scenes look at the movie industry.
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle Himself Alexander Van Horn Technicolor
1938 Breakdowns of 1938 Himself Outtakes from several movies, including The Adventures of Robin Hood
For Auld Lang Syne Himself A short showing celebrities aiding the Will Rogers Memorial Fund
1943 Show Business at War Himself Louis De Rochemont
1952 Cruise of the Zaca Himself / Narrator Errol Flynn Technicolor
Deep Sea Fishing Himself / Narrator Errol Flynn Technicolor

Unmade films

The following projects were announced for Errol Flynn but were not made:

Films made with other actors

Flynn was announced for the following movies which were made with other actors:

Box office rankings

At the height of his career, exhibitors voted Flynn among the leading stars in Britain, the US and Australia in various polls:

  • 1937 – 11th (Australia)[53]
  • 1938 – 21st (US),[54] 14th (Australia)[55]
  • 1939 – 8th (US),[56] 7th (Britain)[57]
  • 1940 – 14th (US), 7th (Britain),[58] 4th (territories outside Canada and US)[59]
  • 1941 – 14th (US)[60]
  • 1942 – 17th (US),[61] 15th (internationally)[62]|*1943 – 17th (US)[63]
  • 1946 – 25th (US),[64] 10th biggest Western star (Britain)[65]


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  2. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Apr 3, 1936). "Reinhardt Will Produce "Danton", Spectacular Tale of French Revolution: Flynn May Act Title Role in Warner Film Fred MacMurray in 'General Dies at Dawn;' Wheeler-Woolsey's Next Opus Announced; Talbot Plays in "Smart Sister"". Los Angeles Times. p. 11.
  3. ^ Edwin Schallert (Dec 1, 1937). "Errol Flynn Will Star in Two Films Following Long Vacation: James Stewart May Portray Dog Fancier". Los Angeles Times. p. A15.
  4. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Jan 7, 1938). "Burns and Allen Assigned Lead Roles in Paramount's "Havana": Bob Benchley in Short; Also to Do Feature". Los Angeles Times. p. 10.
  5. ^ Douglas W. Churchill (Sep 6, 1939). "Screen News Here and in Hollywood: Samuel Goldwyn to Start at Once Production of 'Blackout Over Europe' Aviation Drama Today 'Flight at Midnight' to Open at Loew's Criterion--Strand Will Hold Over 'The Old Maid' Fonda's New Assignment Signed for Various Casts Of Local Origin". New York Times. p. 32.
  6. ^ a b "Warners List New Pictures: Studio Will Produce 48 Feature-Length Films During 1940–41". Los Angeles Times. 10 June 1940. p. A3.
  7. ^ "Warners to Issue 48 Feature Films: 'Action' Called Keynote of the 1940–41 Production Plans, According to Executive War Dramas Scheduled 'Story of Sergeant York' and 'Lost Battalion' to Be Made --Starring Vehicles Set Two Films for Bette Davis Edward G. Robinson to Star Other Plans Are Listed". New York Times 10 June 1940: 20.
  8. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Nov 14, 1939). "DRAMA: John Howard Wins Lead in 'Arouse and Beware'". Los Angeles Times. p. A17.
  9. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Mar 21, 1940). "Bolivar to Be Limned by Both Gable, Flynn". Los Angeles Times. p. 12.
  10. ^ "Screen News Here and in Hollywood: Castings for 'There Goes Lona Henry' and 'Bombardier' Are Announced by RKO New York Town' Opens Comedy Drama at Paramount Today -- Board of Review Conference Tomorrow". New York Times. Nov 12, 1941. p. 31.
  11. ^ "Hedda Hopper's Hollywood". Los Angeles Times. Nov 13, 1941. p. A11.
  12. ^ a b c "Gallup Poll to Form Basis for Film Shorts: Orson Welles Takes a Stand Regarding His Controversial 'Citizen Kane' by Thomas M. Pryor". New York Times. Mar 16, 1941. p. X5.
  13. ^ "Drama: Alexis Will Hunt Spies; Muni Wanted for 'Hugo' Schallert, Edwin". Los Angeles Times. Nov 27, 1942. p. 12.
  14. ^ Telephone to The New York Times (Mar 9, 1943). "Metro to Make 'Nine Marines' in Episode Form -- Sheridan, Flynn, Bogart Will Star in Fantasy". New York Times. p. 18.
  15. ^ "Screen News: Warners to Star Flynn in 'Don't Ever Leave Me' of Local Origin". New York Times. June 14, 1945. p. 23.
  16. ^ A.H. Weiler (Feb 11, 1945). "By Way of Report: Film Shortage Brings Goldwyn Blast at Double Features--Other Matters Visitors and Their Plans British Plans". New York Times. p. X3.
  17. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Sep 14, 1945). "Ida Lupino, Flynn Will Star in 'Stallion Road'". Los Angeles Times. p. 9.
  18. ^ "News of the Screen: Stromberg Names Ida Lupino for Lead Role in 'The Young Widow'--'Destiny' at the Rialto Today". New York Times. Feb 2, 1945. p. 15.
  19. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Dec 31, 1945). "Errol Flynn May Act 'Man Without Friends'". Los Angeles Times. p. A3.
  20. ^ "Now He's the Serious Mr. Flynn". Chicago Daily Tribune. Feb 17, 1946. p. C3.
  21. ^ Schallert, Edwin (June 21, 1946). "O'Shea' Mohicans' Star; Flynn May Be Cowboy". Los Angeles Times. p. A2.
  22. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Dec 8, 1947). "Flynn Still Romancer; Smuggling Expose Due". Los Angeles Times. p. A9.
  23. ^ a b Thomas F. Brady (Dec 9, 1947). "Errol Flynn to Do Roll in Turquoise': Actor Set for Lead in Warner Film of Anya Seton's Story of Adventure in Southwest". New York Times. p. 38.
  24. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Aug 4, 1947). "Drama and Film: Flynn Alpinist Soon; History Beckons Wayne". Los Angeles Times. p. A2.
  25. ^ "'Most Ambitious' Year Planned at Warner Studio". Los Angeles Times. Jan 7, 1948. p. A3.
  26. ^ Hedda Hopper (Oct 28, 1948). "Russell May Star With Kelly, Sinatra". Los Angeles Times. p. A7.
  27. ^ Thomas F. Brady (Jan 1949). "Lead in 'Candy Kid' for Errol Flynn: Actor Will Play Gambler Role in Warner Film Based on Story by MacDougall". p. 10.
  28. ^ a b Hedda Hopper (May 29, 1949). "Flynn and Dandy: Looking at Hollywood". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. C4.
  29. ^ Thomas F. Brady (Mar 24, 1949). "Preminger Plans Film in Hong Kong: Fox Producer and Scenarist, Dunne, Return From China With Idea for Picture". New York Times. p. 35.
  30. ^ Hopper, Hedda (Mar 24, 1949). "Looking at Hollywood". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. A6.
  31. ^ Schallert, Edwin (May 9, 1950). "'Besieged Heart' Likely Swanson Film; Lupino to Star 'Roxanne' Powers". Los Angeles Times. p. B9.
  32. ^ Schallert, Edwin (May 11, 1950). "Drama: Crime Thriller Slated for Flynn; Cobb Deal Looms for Wexley Film". Los Angeles Times. p. A15.
  33. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Sep 27, 1950). "Trevor Howard Signed for Allen Film; Ladd Again Hero of Outdoors". Los Angeles Times. p. 19.
  34. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Aug 28, 1952). "'Bengal Tiger' Offers Errol Flynn Possibilities; Ames Okays British Film". Los Angeles Times. p. B9.
  35. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Sep 18, 1952). "Goldstein Speeds Story of Raleigh; Deborah Kerr to Visit Africa". Los Angeles Times. p. A11.
  36. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Jan 29, 1952). "Morris Producer-Star for Arctic Film; Eve Miller in Rogers Story". Los Angeles Times. p. A7.
  37. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Aug 17, 1953). "'Talisman' Held Flynn Probability; Sperling Spurs Science Fiction". Los Angeles Times. p. B9.
  38. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Nov 25, 1953). "Drama: 'Abdullah' on Program for Flynn, Addams; Anne Francis Gets Top Break". Los Angeles Times. p. B7.
  39. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Jan 22, 1953). "'Dragonfly' Hovering for Flynn; 'Wax Works' Captures Phyllis Kirk". Los Angeles Times. p. 19.
  40. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Apr 7, 1954). "Drama: Errol Flynn Planning 'White Witch'; Africa Beckons Duff, Strauss". Los Angeles Times. p. B9.
  41. ^ Schallert, Edwin (May 23, 1957). "Flynn Would Promote Evans Career; 'Kill Me Gently' New Thriller". Los Angeles Times. p. C11.
  42. ^ Hopper, Hedda (May 24, 1956). "Looking at Hollywood: Stewart Granger to Star in Movie Version of 'Man of the West'". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. c2.
  43. ^ "Here's Switch: Flynn to Play a Teetotaler Bacon, James". Chicago Daily Tribune. June 29, 1958. p. 19.
  44. ^ "Errol Flynn" at Crawleys Casting Calls
  45. ^ a b "Warners List New Pictures: Studio Will Produce 48 Feature-Length Films During 1940–41". Los Angeles Times. June 10, 1940. p. A3.
  46. ^ "Warners Plan Timely Film, 'Bomb Shelter': McCrea May Do Air Yarn Herbert Comedy Chosen Color Opus for Garson Wood Seeking Murphy Flynn Subject Named Schallert, Edwin". Los Angeles Times. Nov 2, 1940. p. A7.
  47. ^ "Errol Flynn Set for Comedy Role: He Will Star in Warner's 'One Last Fling'--Agnes De Mille Is Engaged for Musical". New York Times. Dec 10, 1946. p. 43.
  48. ^ Schallert, Edwin (May 17, 1949). "Red Beard Role Looms for Flynn; Albright, Wallace Joining Carson". Los Angeles Times. p. A7.
  49. ^ Thomas F. Brady (Mar 6, 1950). "Two Movie Firms Merge Interests: Fidelity and Erskine Also List Ambitious Schedule for the New Production Company Western Slated for Flynn". New York Times. p. 28.
  50. ^ Thomas F. Brady (Mar 31, 1949). "Warners to Make 8 Films in 5 Weeks: Studio Reveals Heavy Schedule Ending Long Inactivity -Many Casts Selected". New York Times. p. 30.
  51. ^ Hedda Hopper (July 23, 1949). "Deborah Kerr Stars in 'Solomon's Mines'". Los Angeles Times. p. 6.
  52. ^ Schallert, Edwin (Mar 13, 1950). "Drama: Hawks to Film 'Big Sky;' Maxwell Anderson Named in Deal; Staiola Pacted". Los Angeles Times. p. B7.
  53. ^ "Best Films and Acting". The Examiner (Late News Edition and Daily ed.). Launceston, Tasmania. 18 March 1938. p. 11. Retrieved 9 July 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
  54. ^ "Film News of the Week. Surprises in Annual Poll". The Sydney Morning Herald. 25 January 1940. p. 25. Retrieved 9 July 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
  55. ^ "Popular Players". The West Australian. Perth. 24 February 1939. p. 3. Retrieved 9 July 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
  56. ^ "Fan Fare". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 11 January 1940. p. 10. Retrieved 9 July 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
  57. ^ "Film World". The West Australian. Perth. 16 February 1940. p. 2. Retrieved 9 July 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
  58. ^ "Film World". The West Australian. Perth. 21 February 1941. p. 14. Retrieved 9 July 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
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  60. ^ "Mickey Rooney Tops List Three Times in a Row: Leads Money-Making Stars Again in 1941; Hollywood Luminaries Pay Capital a Visit; Items of News and Gossip of the Theater". The Washington Post. Jan 2, 1942. p. 18.
  61. ^ "The Screen's First Money-Spinneks FOR 1942". The Argus. Melbourne. 27 February 1943. p. 6 Supplement: The Argus Week-end Magazine. Retrieved 9 July 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
  62. ^ "Drama: Lois Andrews to Gain Spotlight in 'Frolics' Rooney World Favorite 'Hostages' Pair Named Opus by Brown Bought Warners to Keep Lupino Sibyl Bowan Wins Role". Los Angeles Times. Jan 9, 1943. p. A7.
  63. ^ "Drama and Film: Pin-Up Betty Grable Top Box-Office Star Scarcity of Women in 'Best' List Noted; Bob Hope Climbs Steadily, Hits Second". Los Angeles Times. Dec 25, 1943. p. A8.
  64. ^ "Bing Crosby Again Tops Money-Making Star List". Los Angeles Times. Dec 27, 1946. p. A3.
  65. ^ "An Irishman's Diary". The Irish Times. Dec 30, 1946. p. 5.