Wednesday, February 29, 2012


They are one of the best known couples of the screen. They came to Warner Brothers at a strange time, while Bogart and Cagney roughness reigned as gangsters and Errol Flynn's pretty-boy look was out of place. Olivia De Havilland lady-like portrayals also contradicted the other actress roles of the studio.

Flynn and De Havilland were first teamed together, by chance, in Captain Blood and starred in seven additional films. Here they are:

Errol Flynn (1909-1959)
Olivia De Havilland (1916-LIVING)

Captain Blood (1935)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Four's a Crowd (1938)
Dodge City (1939)
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

They are one of the true romantic couples on the screen. Their films were not unlike some of the silent era films, but they launched them into the sound era quite successfully. Flynn's character was always devoted to De Havilland's character, no matter the sword fight. She would respond with leading him along just enough to prove how much he loved her. This pairing is most evident in their classic The Adventures of Robin Hood.


  1. Simply adorable! My favorite couple..wish they hooked up,but @least they made those memorable films together and like Olivia had said,perhaps that was enough:)