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Errol Flynn (1909–1959)

Author of My Wicked, Wicked Ways

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Works by Errol Flynn

My Wicked, Wicked Ways (1959) — Author — 371 copies
Showdown (1946) — Author — 26 copies
Beam Ends (1937) — Author — 20 copies
Rocky Mountain 2 copies
Mes 400 coups (1979) 2 copies
Mara Maru 1 copy

Associated Works

The Adventures of Robin Hood [1938 film] (1938) — Actor — 321 copies
Captain Blood [1935 film] (1935) — Actor — 79 copies
The Sea Hawk [1940 film] (1940) — Actor — 62 copies
Santa Fe Trail [1940 film] (1940) 56 copies
Dodge City [1939 film] (1939) 38 copies
Adventures of Don Juan [1948 film] (1948) — Actor — 24 copies
The Charge of the Light Brigade [1936 film] (1936) — Actor — 22 copies
The Sun Also Rises [1957 film] (2007) — Actor — 21 copies
Kim [1950 film] (2002) — Actor — 13 copies
The Dawn Patrol [1938 film] (2007) — Actor — 12 copies
Dive Bomber [1941 film] (2014) 10 copies
TCM Spotlight: Errol Flynn Adventures (2010) — Actor — 9 copies
Against All Flags [1952 film] (1952) — Actor — 9 copies
Gentleman Jim [1942 film] (2007) — Actor — 9 copies
Cry Wolf [1947 film] (1947) — Actor — 9 copies
The Master of Ballantrae [1953 film] (1953) — Actor — 8 copies
Four's a Crowd [1938 film] (2011) — Actor — 7 copies
Desperate Journey [1942 film] (1942) — Actor — 5 copies
Montana [1950 film] (1950) 5 copies
Northern Pursuit [1943 film] (1943) — Actor — 5 copies
Rabbit Hood [1949 animated short film] (1949) — Actor — 4 copies
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: War (2010) — Actor — 4 copies
San Antonio [1945 film] (2010) — Actor — 4 copies
The Adventures of Errol Flynn [2005 TV Movie] (2005) — Actor — 4 copies
That Forsyte Woman [1949 film] (1949) — Actor principal — 3 copies
Footsteps in the Dark [1941 film] (1941) — Actor — 3 copies
Escape Me Never [1947 film] (1947) — Actor — 2 copies
Istanbul [1957 film] (1957) 2 copies
The Sisters [1938 film] (2011) — Actor — 2 copies
Crossed Swords [1954 film] (1954) — Áctor principal — 1 copy

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OK movie star biography. Interesting early life. Not as wicked as it sounds.
 
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kslade | 10 other reviews | Dec 8, 2022 |
I enjoyed his films but I can't say I like the man who showed himself in this autobiography. His view of women and the way he used them although he denies such in this book, I found very unpleasant. He married three times although he did not seem to put much effort in the relationships. The same can be said for his care of his children.

If the adventures he describes actually took place, Flynn led a very interesting life. From mining for gold and growing Copra in New Guinea to collecting indentured natives (read slaves) for gold mining, Flynn pushed the envelope. He describes the young native women he took as mistresses and usually never tells what happen to them when he moved on to another adventure.

The most interesting portion of the book for me was the Hollywood years of film making with the gossip about the people with whom he worked. The lack of photographs in this edition was a disappointment.
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lamour | 10 other reviews | Apr 28, 2015 |
I've waited a few years to read this book. Was it worth the wait? Yes. Unlike any autobiography I've read before, you finish thinking you really know the person as if you'd hung around with him for awhile. I'm sure he was a very likeable guy, but he also would have been like that exasperating friend we've all had at some point in our lives. Tall tales, unbelievable claims, name dropping, one upmanship, etc., but you can't dislike him. You have to take this personality as it is. He is a fantastic writer, I'll give him that. Claims of self-education with well educated parents, emancipated minor who sets out on all sorts of adventure- it all comes out in a worldly bit of writing. Very enjoyable, though it does get tiring after a bit. Worth reading anyway.… (more)
 
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Twikpet | 10 other reviews | Mar 29, 2013 |
A good read but not all that true in detail.
½
 
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JayLivernois | 10 other reviews | Mar 4, 2013 |

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