THURS 18 JAN, 4PM | Arc Cinema | All tickets $10/$8
1935 | G | 119mins | AUSTRALIA | D: Michael Curtiz
Errol Flynn in one of his most memorable Hollywood roles as a Caribbean pirate.
“Errol Flynn and his swaggering gait were unheard of before director Michael Curtiz plucked him from the veils of obscurity for this splendid piratical jaunt. It proved the call of destiny, the film launched a career of grandiose and high flung swashbuckling, a new form of heroism that struck its time, Depression hit America, like a bolt of electricity. Yet, to put the success of this tale of sweet revenge down to the star alone is to ignore Curtiz’s lavish shots of the sun caressed Caribbean seas and the ease with which Casey Robinson relays Rafael Sabatini’s novel with all its Defoe-like textures." -Ian Nathan, Empire Online
On-set publicity photography of actor Errol Flynn for the films In The Wake of the Bounty (1933) and The Prince and the Pauper (1937) feature in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Nov 11 2017 to March 12 2018.