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Favourite Swashbuckler?


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#1 speedracer5

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:53 PM

I am going to have to go with the majority here-- I love Errol Flynn.

He is fantastic in "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "Captain Blood." He's charming, gorgeous, and knows his way around a sword. I just love him. I could watch that man in anything, even if he was in a film where all he did was go grocery shopping for two hours. It'd be the greatest grocery shopping movie of all time.

"The Crimson Pirate" was pretty good. I loved all the acrobatics and silliness of that film. But Burt Lancaster was no Errol Flynn. Don't get me wrong though, Burt Lancaster is excellent; but given the choice between the two, I'd have to go with Mr. Flynn.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:30 PM

The best duel?

Toughy.

At this moment, either Neeson vs. Roth at the end of Rob Roy or Malkovich vs. Reeves (believe it or not, Keanu) at the end of Dangerous Liaisons.

Or any of a number of clashes Carradine vs Keitel in Ridley Scott's first film, The Duelists.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:00 PM

I also would consider Flynn to be my favorite...BUT the best duel I've ever seen in a movie has to be Tyrone Power vs. Basil Rathbone in "Mark of Zorro'!

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:26 AM

Cornel Wilde was excellent using a sword/sabre in At Sword's Point. He really looked like he had been fencing for years. I was impressed. I think Cornel is right up there with Tyrone and Errol as a top swashbuckler hero. They're all great to watch in these action flicks.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 01:38 PM

Of sourse my favorite all time swashbuckler is, Errol Flynn. He is the best in my opinion. He uses the sword very well.

Edited by: E_FlynnFan09 on Jul 2, 2011 2:39 PM

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:47 PM

dear friend i agree with both the favorites i like flynn and granger they are both fantastic and i hope they are going to have a stewart granger month next month i would love to have a bunch of his movies in my dvd collection. well that is all i can think of. a friend

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 10:53 PM

Errol Flynn is my favorite swashbuckler with all the movies he was in with using a sword very well.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:00 PM

And don't forget, swashbuckler lovers, there were a lot of good European ones made, too, with the likes of Jean Marais, Jacques Sernas, Pierre Cressoy, Frank Latimore, Lex Barker, Georges Marchal, Gerard Barray and others.
Ruy Blas
Il Falco Rosso (The Red Falcon)
The Devil's Cavaliers
Son of the Red Corsair
Tyrant of Castile
Surcouf
Chevalier de Pardailllon
Adventures of Mary Read
and many more

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:18 PM

With deference to Flynn and the classic swashbucklers I vote for William Hobbs, a fight arranger with a truckload of masterful fights to his credit.

The Lester Musketeers - Hobbs has a cameo as a 'drunk' who challenged Porthos to a duel.

The Duelist

The final duel from Dangerous Liaisons - a personal favorite.

The final duel from Rob Roy - another favorite.

Robin and Marian

etc....

Edited by: nrgrms on Jul 5, 2010 3:18 PM

#10 mrroberts

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 02:22 PM

I'll take Jean Peters (Anne Of The Indies)

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 12:08 PM

> {quote:title=flynnfan52 wrote:}
> As you can tell by my name, my answer is Errol Flynn.{quote}

Flynn is above and beyond. As is Douglas Fairbanks.

> {quote:title=flynnfan52 wrote:} But I also love the Three Musketeer movie with Michael York and Richard Chamberlain. I saw it in the theatre 13 times. I have never seen the long version again which is a shame as there was so much comedy with Chamberlain. {quote}

Richard Lester's Musketeer movies are personal favorites. York as nimble as Fairbanks, Chamberlain is oh so witty, Frank Finley is comically brilliant, Oliver Reed is darkly brooding and hilarious in turns, and Roy Kinnear is the funniest sidekick ever,

The real swashbuckler is Williams Hobbs, the fight arranger for these movies and many other modern classics.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:24 PM

Blood! Blood! Blood! oops, sorry.
I mean Flynn! Flynn! Flynn!

and by a long shot.

although Tyrone Power had his moments.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:23 AM

only one for me yes its errol flynn

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 11:11 PM

As you can tell by my name, my answer is Errol Flynn. But I also love the Three Muskateer movie with Michael York and Richard Chamberlain. I saw it in the theatre 13 times. I have never seen the long version again which is a shame as there was so much comedy with Chamberlain.
Also Timothy Dalton has done quite a few movies in England with a sword in his hand and one my favorites is called The Kings ****. Although he's not really a swashbuckler in it.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 02:35 AM

Re: Favourite Swashbuckler?
Posted: Jan 8, 2007 5:06 AM in response to: Blaisekey Reply

So far, "At Sword's Point" with Maureen O'Hara is the one that stands out for me.

I like swashbucklers with female characters who are called upon to fence or swordfight. It's fun watching those duels, where the lady proves herself the equal of the person she's duelling.

I would love to see these movies, only a few of which I've ever seen, all or most apparently featuring women in swashbuckling roles, on TCM.

"The Wife of Monte Cristo" (Lenore Aubert)
"The Lion of St. Mark (Il Leone Di San Marco)" (Gianna Maria Canale)
"The Swordsman of Siena" (Sylva Koscina)
"Against All Flags" (Maureen O'Hara).
"Queen of the Pirates" (Gianna Maria Canale)
"Tiger of the Seven Seas" (Gianna Maria Canale)
"Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl" (Sonia Sorrell)
"Abbott & Costello Meet Captain Kidd" (Hillary Brooke)
"Diane" (Lana Turner).
"The Lady in the Iron Mask" (Patricia Medina)
"Anne of the Indies" (Jean Peters)
"The King's Pirate" (Jill St. John).
"Isabella" (Brigitte Skay)
"The Demi-Bride" (Norma Shearer)
"When Knighthood was in Flower" (Marion Davies)
"Those Who Love (A los que aman)" (Monica Bellucci)
"The Fencing Master (El Maestro de esgrima)" (Assumpta Serna).
"Cyrano and D'Artagnan" (Sylva Koscina)
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PirateMoviesRulz Says:

I agree, and to add on too that:

The Sea Hawk (1940)-Flynn
The Buccaneer (1959)
Buccaneer's Girl (1950)
Blackbeard,The Pirate (1952)
Captain Pirate (1952)
Anne of the Indies (1951)-as you mentioned
Against all Flags (1952)-as you mentioned
The Crimson Pirate (1952)
Pirates of Tortuga (1961)
Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)
The Last of the Buccaneers
The Spanish Main
Captain Blood (1935)- Flynn

I would love to see all the pirate movies myself, because alot of the classics are better than some of todays pirate movies in my opinion.Im hoping TCM will play these eventually.

As for Flynn, he was one of my favorite swashbucklers out of all the pirate movies.

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#16 Nicki82

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:10 PM

For me it has to be Mr. Flynn.


Hey Jean Marie, love those Errol pics, he is such a gorgeous man.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:16 AM

Errol Flynn, hands down, is the most famous and best swashbuckler of ALL time!

Robin Hood: Men, if you're willing to fight for our people, I want you!


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 03:44 PM

MikeBSG, If you liked 1952's "The Crimson Pirate" you'll also enjoy Lancaster and Cravat in 1950's "The Flame and the Arrow" with Virginia Mayo.
A Little like Robin Hood, but with tongue in cheek.


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#19 ken123

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:40 PM

" The Mark of Zorro " with tyrone Power and " The Adventures of Robin Hood " with Errol Flynn, are two of the greatest swashbucklers of all time.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:06 AM

So far, "At Sword's Point" with Maureen O'Hara is the one that stands out for me.

I like swashbucklers with female characters who are called upon to fence or swordfight. It's fun watching those duels, where the lady proves herself the equal of the person she's duelling.

I would love to see these movies, only a few of which I've ever seen, all or most apparently featuring women in swashbuckling roles, on TCM.

"The Wife of Monte Cristo" (Lenore Aubert)
"The Lion of St. Mark (Il Leone Di San Marco)" (Gianna Maria Canale)
"The Swordsman of Siena" (Sylva Koscina)
"Against All Flags" (Maureen O'Hara).
"Queen of the Pirates" (Gianna Maria Canale)
"Tiger of the Seven Seas" (Gianna Maria Canale)
"Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl" (Sonia Sorrell)
"Abbott & Costello Meet Captain Kidd" (Hillary Brooke)
"Diane" (Lana Turner).
"The Lady in the Iron Mask" (Patricia Medina)
"Anne of the Indies" (Jean Peters)
"The King's Pirate" (Jill St. John).
"Isabella" (Brigitte Skay)
"The Demi-Bride" (Norma Shearer)
"When Knighthood was in Flower" (Marion Davies)
"Those Who Love (A los que aman)" (Monica Bellucci)
"The Fencing Master (El Maestro de esgrima)" (Assumpta Serna).
"Cyrano and D'Artagnan" (Sylva Koscina)

(among others)

Thanks again.




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