CTVA UK "Errol Flynn Theatre" (1956) UK filmed Anthology series

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Inter-TV production
Filmed at Bray Studios, England
Executive Producer Marcel Leduc
Produced by Norman Williams
Associate Producer T.S. Lyndon-Haynes

UK Anthology series 1956   26 episodes x 30 min bw
host and occasional star
Errol Flynn
Premise:
Errol Flynn was the host and narrator, and in every
fourth show he played the lead role, appearing in six episodes.
Recurring Guest Cast:
Patrice Wymore Flynn (Errol Flynn's wife) (appeared in #1.2 #1.5 #1.11 #1.12 #1.22)

"International" theme composed by Eric Spear  

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UK release 1956 / US release date 22Mar57

1.01 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: EVIL THOUGHTS (aka "The Evil Thought")
(original title "The Mirror and Markheim")
Motley Films Production
Filmed in 1953 at Nettlefold Studios, Walton-on-Thames
Original Distributor Exclusive Films for UK theatrical release.
Produced by Norman Williams
Based on a Short Story by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by John Lemont
guest cast:
Philip Saville
Christopher Lee
Arthur Lowe

Synopsis:
Gazing into a mirror, Markheim is startled and bewildered to see, not only his own, but another face looking back at him. [D. Moore]
(UK airdate: rerun 11Nov63 ITV A-R London 11.15pm)
Note:
This episode was NOT originally produced for "The Errol Flynn Theatre".
Filmed 4 years before the series, it was originally intended as a pilot for
a TV film series aimed at the US market. It was also intended as a theatrical
short for UK release, and as such was given a trade show in January 1954.


1.02 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: THE ORDEALS OF CAROL KENNEDY
1956
Directed by John Lemont
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest Cast:
Patrice Wymore Flynn .... Carol Kennedy
Derek Bond
Synopsis:
An American girl working in an Iron Curtain country is transferred to London. On the plane someone tries to kill her. [RF]

1.03 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: FORTUNES OF WAR
1956
Directed by John Lemont
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Starring:
Errol Flynn ............. General
Guest cast:
Christopher Lee ......... Count Henri de Dairval
Lisa Daniely ............ Fiancee
Synopsis:
A general imprisons a young count so he can marry the count's fiancee. [RF]

1.04 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: RUSTLE OF SILK
1956
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
Phyllis Kirk
Ronny Howard (aka Ronald Howard) (Leslie Howard's son)
Synopsis:
A lovely young woman, visible only to Egyptologist Anthony Hardwick, causes a great deal of confusion in his life. [RF]

1.05 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: STRANGE AUCTION (verified on film)
(exteriors filmed in Ireland)
(featured on the European compilation series "Serie Noire" circa 1992)
1956
Copyright Bobjou Films Inc. (no mention of Motley)
Written by Brock Williams
Directed by Lawrence Huntingdon (on film - spelled with "d")
Director of photography Bert Mason
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Starring:
Errol Flynn ............. Trace
Guest Cast:
Patrice Wymore Flynn .... Laura Bateman
Sean Flynn .............. Shawn, Laura's spoiled teenage son
Edna Morris ............. Bridget Malloy
Larry Burns ............. Tim Doonan
Synopsis:
A renegade offers his services to the highest bidder at an auction---and is purchased by a widow. [RF]

1.06 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: MADEMOISELLE FIFI
1956
Adapted from a Story by Guy De Maupassant
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
Paulette Goddard
Peter Reynolds
Synopsis:
The invasion of France by the Boches after the War of 1870, citing the parallel to World War 2 conditions. [RF]

1.07 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: THE GIRL IN BLUE JEANS
1956
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest Cast:
Glynis Johns ............ The Girl
Herbert Lom ............. Steve
Lloyd Lamble ............ Police Surgeon
Synopsis:
An actress tries to break into show business---but is caught breaking into a producer's home. [RF]

1.08 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: THE TRANSFER a.k.a. THE IDOL
1956
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
Brian Aherne ............ Hickman
James Donald ............ Andrew
Synopsis:
A young man receives romantic advice---from a ghost. [RF]

1.09 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: ALL IN THE FAMILY
1956
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
Mai Zetterling .......... Ilsa Morgan
Derek Farr .............. Herbert Morgan
Garry Marsh ............. Uncle Edward
Maudie Edwards .......... Mrs. Anna Gruttzner
Synopsis:
When Herbert Morgan marries a beautiful, undomesticated girl,
he tries to persuade his mother-in-law to live with them - and complications arise. [UK "TV Times"]
(UK airdate: 12Oct58 ITV ABC North/Midlands, Sunday 4:00pm)

1.10 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: THE 1000th NIGHT OF DON JUAN
1956
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Hosted by Errol Flynn
starring
Errol Flynn ............. Don Juan
Guest cast:
Jean Kent
Synopsis:
Don Juan (Errol Flynn) attempts a difficult task to prove his love for a beautiful woman. [RF]

1.11 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: THE MIRROR
1956
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
Patrice Wymore Flynn .... Ann Lawrence
Philip Friend
Synopsis:
After much persuasion, a blind girl marries a doctor whose one ambition is to cure her blindness. [RF]

1.12 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: THE MODEL
1956

Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
Patrice Wymore Flynn
John McLaren
Christopher Lee

Synopsis:
A domineering father is tricked into buying a "nude" painting of his daughter, created by the struggling artist she loves. [RF]

1.13 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: THE RED GERANIUM
1956
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
Betta St. John
Leslie Phillips ......... Venning
Synopsis:
A resistance worker (Betta St. John) tries to assassinate a ruthless dictator visiting London. [RF]

1.14 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: THE DUEL
Copyright (c) 1956
errol flynn theatre The Duel Part 1 - part 2 part 3  -  part 4
Screenplay by John Lemont and Robert Evans
Based on the story by Alexandre Dumas
Directed by John Lemont
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Starring:
Errol Flynn ............. Lord Henry Brandt
Guest Cast:
Ann Stephens ............ Ann
Tim Turner .............. John Wynham
Cecil Brook ............. Panino
Edna Morris ............. Jane Lytton
Frank Sieman ............ Turner
David Crowley ........... Groom
Synopsis 1:
Cruel and arrogant Lord Henry Brandt is challenged to a duel by
John Wynham, his ward's sweetheart. But the duel never takes place. [UK "TV Times"]
(UK airdate: rerun 10Dec62 ITV Associated-Rediffusion, London, 6:15pm Tuesday)
Synopsis 2:
An arrogant lord challenges his young ward's sweetheart to a duel. [RF]

1.15 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: THE SEALED ROOM
(a.k.a. "Behind Locked Doors")
1956
Inter TV Production at Bray Studios
errol flynn theatre The Sealed Room part 1
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest Cast:
Glynis Johns
Herbert Lom ............. Lou
Patrick Allen
George Herbert
Sheldon Lawrence
Jeanette Finlay
Theodore Wilhelm
Peter Swanwick
Mella Towes
Frederick Schreker
Synopsis:
A bride who gets strange premonitions while visiting an old castle. [RF]

1.16 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: LOVE TOKEN
1956
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
Christopher Lee ......... Count de Merret
Rosanna Rory
Synopsis:
Count de Merret learns of his wife's infidelity when he sees his gift to her in another man's possession. [RF]

1.17 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: FAREWELL PERFORMANCE
Filmed in the UK circa 1956
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
guest cast:
Patricia Roc
Ivan Craig
Conrad Phillips
Synopsis:
The manager of a not-so-young actress introduces her to a handsome
young man, even though he is in love with her himself. [RF]
(US syndication: 13Aug58 ABC, Dumont affiliate WCPO-TV Cincinnati Ohio 10:30pm)

1.18 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: FIRST COME, FIRST LOVED
1956
Produced by Don Chaffey
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
Jean-Pierre Aumont
Synopsis 1:
The story of a mischievous hussar officer who has an unusual punishment imposed upon him by his father. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A young officer is ordered to marry the first girl who makes her appearance at the regimental ball. [RF]
(US syndication 26Jul57)

1.19 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: RESCUED
Copyright (c) 1956
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Starring:
Errol Flynn ............. John Morton
Guest Cast:
Hugh Moxey .............. Tremaine
Andrew Keir ............. MacDonald
Jack Lambert ............ Lord Alton
Maurice Kaufmann ........ Captain
Meadows White
Bartlett Mullins
John Drake
Brian Franklin .......... Little Boy
Synopsis:
The story of the daring rescue of Lord Alston, who was captured by Cromwell's Roundheads. [RF]

1.20 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
1956
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
June Havoc .............. Lorraine Gay
Robert Crewdson
Synopsis 1:
Lorraine Gay has second thoughts about her forthcoming divorce when she sees the effect that too much pride can have on a releationship.
Synopsis 2:
A woman plays matchmaker for her secretary and a young painter, and inadvertently saves her own marriage. [RF]

1.21 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: OUT OF THE BLUE
Inter-T.V. production; made at Bray Studios in England
1956
Written by Sy Salkowitz
From a Story by Sheila Carter
Directed by Joseph Sterling
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
Rosanna Rory ............ Fay
Robert Arden
George Margo
Synopsis 1:
The story of an air hostess and one particular trip that took her to Rome and to some very unusual adventures. She is
assigned to mind a baby and turn the child over to his father. During a stopover in Rome however, the baby is inexplicably
kidnapped. It turns out that the child’s teddy bear is stuffed with South African diamonds. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Diamond smugglers use a stewardess and a baby to transport gems from South Africa to Rome. [RF]

1.22 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: A WIFE FOR THE CZAR [verified -RF]
1956
Producer Norman Williams
Teleplay by Paul Tabori
Directed by John Lemont
Hosted by Errol Flynn
starring
Errol Flynn ................ Alexis Romanov, Czar of Russia
Patrice Wymore Flynn ....... Natalia Naryushkin
Francis De Wolfe ........... Manoyoma
Marjerie Chard ............. Empress
Enid Lorimer ............... Donya
Valerie Ward ............... Anna
Edmund Willard ............. Nobleman
Shirley Ihean .............. 1st Girl
Jacqueline Curtis .......... 2nd Girl
Anna Gerber ................ 3rd Girl
Alexis de Gathier .......... Majordomo
Yvonne Savage .............. Alexandra
Tunia Crawford ............. Pretty Girl
Peggy Ann Clifford ......... Plain Girl
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Director of photography Bert Mason
Editor John Ferris
Art Director Edward Marshall
Production Manager Clif Brandon
Associate Producer T.S. Lyndon-Haynes
Synopsis:
The Czar of Russia chose a wife who unfortunately is in love with a mysterious stranger. [RF]
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1.23 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: THE KINSMAN
1956
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
Peter Reynolds
Ronald Squires
Synopsis:
A man tries to have his nephew declared insane. [RF]

1.24 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: DECLASSEE
Copyright (c)1956
Screenplay Sig Stalkowitz
Directed by Don Chaffey
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest Cast:
Phyllis Kirk
Philip Friend
Ivan Craig
Also includes:
Trevor Reid
Synopsis:
A widow tries to outwit a blackmailer threatening her forthcoming marriage. [RF]

1.25 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: THE CELLINI CUP
1956
Directed by John Lemont
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
Mai Zetterling
Hugh McDermott
Synopsis:
Two antique dealers embark on a dangerous search for the famed Cellini
Cup. [RF]

1.26 [--] Errol Flynn Theatre: MY INFALLIBLE UNCLE
1956
Directed by Joseph Sterling
Hosted by Errol Flynn
Guest cast:
June Havoc
Ian Collin
Synopsis:
A woman who strikes it rich by following the infallible advice of a ghost. [RF]
 
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