Against All Flags

Against All Flags

Errol Flynn
Director: George Sherman Cast: Errol Flynn
Errol Flynn
, Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara
, Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
George Sherman


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After James Stewart's financial windfall attending his "percentage of profits" deal on Winchester 73, Errol Flynn decided to cash in by making his own deal with Universal Pictures, accepting a moderate fee up front and a huge chunk of the gross for Against All Flags. Set in the 16th century, the film casts Flynn as a British naval officer unjustly condemned for desertion. He escapes punishment and joins Anthony Quinn's pirate band, wherein he and Quinn vie for the attentions of glamorous female buccaneer Maureen O'Hara. Flynn incurs O'Hara's wrath when he rescues a lovely middle-eastern princess (Alice Kelley) from slave traders, but O'Hara still comes to Flynn's aid when he is left to die by Quinn. Flynn and O'Hara team up to thwart Quinn's evil schemes, whereupon it is revealed that Flynn's "disgrace" was a ruse, concocted by the British government to stem pirate activities in Madagascar. Though suffering several injuries during shooting, Errol Flynn was back in his old fighting form in Against All Flags, requiring a double only in a few scattered longshots. The film was poorly remade in 1967 as The King's Pirate, with Doug McClure inadequately filling Errol Flynn's seven-league boots.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2014
UPC: 0025192243318
Original Release: 1952
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 3,441

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Errol Flynn Brian Hawke
Maureen O'Hara Spitfire Stevens
Anthony Quinn Roc Brasiliano
Alice Kelley Princess Patma
Mildred Natwick Molvina MacGregor
Robert Warwick Capt. Kidd
Harry Cording Gow
John Alderson Jonathan Harris
Phil Tully Jones
Lester Matthews Sir Cloudsley
Tudor Owen William the Armourer
Maurice Marsac Capt. Moisson
James Craven Capt. Hornsby
James Fairfax Cruikshank the Barber
John Anderson Jonathan Harris
Arthur E. Gould-Porter Lord Portland
Michael Ross Swaine
Lewis L. Russell Oxford
Charles Fitzsimmons Flag Lieutenant
Chuck Hamilton Pirate
Olaf Hytten King William
Ethan Laidlaw Townsman
Keith McConnell Quartermaster
Paul Newlan Crop-ear Collins
Bill Radovich Hassan
Carl Saxe Pirate

Technical Credits
George Sherman Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Howard Christie Producer
Oliver Emert Set Decoration/Design
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Frank Gross Editor
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Joseph Hoffman Screenwriter
Aeneas MacKenzie Screenwriter
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Edward Stevenson Costumes/Costume Designer

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