By the Gods!

Errol Flynn and Gina Lollobrigida in CROSSED SWORDS (1954)

Flynn, who was 45 when he made this, was still young enough and dashing enough for some sword action. Unfortunately, in just five years Flynn would die from a heart attack. Gina starred with many older Hollywood actors at the start of her career. She clearly wasn't a flash in the pan. She apparently learned fencing for this lush production.

3 comments:

Richard Svensson said...

I'm a big fan of Errol Flynn, in fact, I'm a member of the Swedish Flynn Fan Club. He's still looking good in "Crossed Swords", and his fight scenes are still top notch. In the end duel they might've used a double here and there, but if they did, it's not noticeable. Since the set used in the showdown is faily small, the camera comes up pretty close to the actors, and Flynn is present throughout the whole scene, leaping over furniture and fencing like there's no tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

What happen to this movie that was available on your "Fire and Sword" site?

PEPLUM TV said...

It was removed by Youtube