Master of Ballantrae, The (Warner 1952, Errol Flynn)

Master of Ballantrae

An aging Errol Flynn stars in the last of his great costume adventures The Master of Ballantrae. This swashbuckling adventure, adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson, is considered Flynn’s best film since The Sea Hawk 13 years earlier.

Scottish, English, and Sicilian locations add greatly to this colorful tale of piracy and intrigue aimed at restoring the Stuarts to the British throne. Remade as a TV film in 1984 with Michael York in the Flynn role.

The Master of Ballantrae was also Errol Flynn’s last film under his Warner Brothers contract. It was also the last film for long-time Warner director William Keighley, who retired after a film career of more than twenty years.

Cast: Errol Flynn, Felix Aylmer,

Director: William Keighley
Director of Photography: Jack Cardiff
Editor: Jack Harris
Composer: William Alwyn
Screenwriter: Herb Meadow
Art Director: Ralph Brinton

USA / Warner Bros. / 89 minutes / 1952

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