[lit-ideas] RR and EF

  • From: Scribe1865@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 13:46:51 EDT

In a message dated 6/5/2004 10:39:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time, pas@xxxxxxxx 
Okay, I'll bite... WHO's RR?
He figures in Errol Flynn's memoirs. They had some antipathy, it seems. RR 
was a diligent actor who would carefully rehearse his lines at night and show 
early at the set. Flynn would stumble in late, hungover, need prompts--and 
then steal the scene ... because he was Errol Flynn.
During the filming of "Charge of the Light Brigade," Flynn could not restrain 
his pique at the overly serious actor. In a scene where RR and Errol Flynn 
were both mounted on horses, Flynn stuck a lance up the backside of RR's horse, 
causing it to charge wildly away.

On the other hand, Flynn did a lot to teach young moviegoers of his time 
about courage and honor.

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