Born June 20, 1909, in Hobart, Australia (on the island of Tasmania), Flynn worked briefly on stage before landing a contract with Warner Bros. in 1935. In the 10 years that followed, he strutted, taunted and swashbuckled his way through a series of costume dramas, including The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Dodge City (1939) and Gentleman Jim (1942).
Flynn's boozing, brawling and financial missteps finally took their toll, however, and though he appeared in a few more memorable films -- including The Sun Also Rises (1957) -- he died of a heart attack Oct. 14, 1959, at age 50.
Hired on by Queen Elizabeth (Flora Robson), buccaneer Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe (Errol Flynn) loots and pillages the Spanish fleet and the New World colonies while sailing the high seas, but is stopped in his tracks when he attacks a vessel and lays eyes on beautiful Doña Maria (Brenda Marshall). Thorpe is captured, but escapes to warn England of the advancing Spanish armada in director Michael Curtiz's swashbuckling adventure.
- Captain Blood
- They Died with Their Boots On
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
- Dodge City
- Dive Bomber
- The Adventures of Don Juan
- The Prince and the Pauper
- Charge of the Light Brigade
- San Antonio
- The Dawn Patrol
- Rocky Mountain
- Against All Flags / Buccaneer's Girl
- Gentleman Jim
- Funniest Routines: Vol. 1
- The Master of Ballantrae
- Best of the Abbott & Costello Comedy Hour