Silver Screen magazine, 1936
name is Errol
Flynn and into his
twenty-six years he has crowded enough experience to satisfy a dozen men. While
other actors played at life in stock
company repertoire, he has been living it, with
Prospecting for gold in New Guinea,being ambushed by natives,negotiating peace between savage tribes, captaining a pearl-diving crew and a copra-trading ship, receiving plaudits as an Olympic athlete - all these activities have just been preparation for the greatest adventure of all, Hollywood.
by instinct, he is now actor by accident, he says. However, having "happened
into the movies" because of their call to his dramatic sense, and
because he "hadn't yet done them," he finds them such a challenge
that he feels he must make good, in order to prove himself to himself.
inherited his craving for excitement from his active ancestors. He is
fighting his duels in "Captain Blood" with his historic family
sword, which was presented to Lord Terrence Flynn by a loyal follower
of the Duke of Monmouth in 1686, the period in which the film is set.
a boxer, which he won at nineteen at the Amsterdam Olympics, failed
to satisfy his budding, restless vitality. Probably swaggering a bit
in his strong, young manhood, he went to New Guinea where, as British
Agent, he was sent out to make peace between native tribes. Learning
their dialiects was not difficult, because they have few words and no
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