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
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On-set publicity photography of actor Errol Flynn features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, 10 November 2017 to 4 March 2018.