1. Errol Flynn
A handsome devil if there ever was one. EF is most famous for his spectacular portrayal of Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). I saw his costar in that film (Olivia de Haviland) describing the making of Robin Hood in a documentary once and she sheepishly admitted that while filming the climatic kiss scene, she deliberately kept ruining each take so she could get to kiss him as many times as possible. It’s not hard to understand why. ;)
The man with the dreamy voice. My favorite RC film is the little known Random Harvest with Greer Garson. He is the perfect husband. Yet another reason why I am convinced that I was born in the wrong era. RC is probably most famous for The Prisoner of Zenda with another dreamboat, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. In Zenda, RC has a dual role as two men who look exactly alike. It’s an unlikely story that would not “work” if RC were not such a marvelous actor.
3. Robert Donat
Robert Donat was a real underrated hunk. I don’t think he was as popular here in America as he was in England. What a shame. He was Mr. Chips in Goodbye, Mr. Chips, but my favorite of his films is The 39 Steps (this photo to the left comes from that movie). The 39 Steps was made in 1935, co stars the beautiful Madeline Carroll and was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It is definitely worth watching if you ever happen to have the chance.
Well, that’s my first Let Me Introduce You post. I’m hoping to have a new one every Wednesday. Feel free to leave me comments or questions. I’d be thrilled to hear from you!