Errol Flynn Adventures
As one of Hollywood's earliest romantic heroes and the quintessential swashbuckler, Errol Flynn never planned to become a matinee icon. Flynn achieved commercial success on an accidental basis, when Warner Bros. tapped the then-unknown to fill in for Robert Donat in the adventure saga Captain Blood (1935). This was an ingenious decision: it created a legend, and brought in astonishing box office receipts for the studio, which promptly signed Flynn to a lucrative contract and made him an A-list star. This box set contains five Flynn vehicles, produced between 1942 and 1945: Desperate Journey (1942), with Flynn as an Allied airman shot down over Germany;, Edge of Darkness (1943), with Flynn and Ann Sheridan as Norwegians rallying anti-Nazi support; Northern Pursuit (1943), with Flynn as a Canadian officer who infiltrates a group of Nazis; Uncertain Glory (1944), with Flynn as a condemned French prisoner who attempts to save the lives of 100 others by posing as a resistance leader; and Objective, Burma!, with Flynn as the commander of a stranded paratrooper unit in the jungle. Bonus features include various newsreels, trailers and short subjects pulled from each feature's year of release.