Turner Classic Movies Summer Under the Stars: Errol Flynn

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Summer Under the Stars (SUTS), Turner Classic Movies’ annual August programming favorite, returns August 4 celebrating Errol Flynn.

Legendary Aussie American actor Errol Flynn lived all too brief a life, passing away from a heart attack in 1959 at just the age of 50. But in the quarter century between his first leading role in a Hollywood film, in 1935’s Captain Blood, to the posthumous release of his last movie, 1959’s Cuban Rebel Girls, the actor built an impressive resumé of onscreen work and established a lasting legacy as one of the greatest action movie stars of Hollywood’s golden age. Captain Blood was the first of eight memorable onscreen pairings between Flynn and Olivia de Havilland within just a six-year span; among their other notable collaborations was another beloved swashbuckler, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), as well as the Western They Died With Their Boots On (1941). Those two titles will be among the films shown during today’s Summer Under the Stars salute to Flynn. Other highlights today include Adventures of Don Juan (1948), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1938), The Sea Hawk (1941) and more.

ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN, from left: Viveca Lindfors, Errol Flynn, 1949

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Schedule for August 5, 2023:

6:00 AM
11:30 AM


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