Cinema: Popularity

Errol Flynn's wild oat (TIME, Oct. 26) may flower into a greater popularity than he has ever known. While Los Angeles justice pondered the case of Cinemactor Flynn (charged with statutory rape), the verdict of the cinemasses was warm, spontaneous and ribald. An audience that crowded San Francisco's Fox Theater to see Flynn's Desperate Journey had the time of its life.

Fans cheered and applauded Flynn's first appearance on the screen. Later, when he murmured dreamily of the Girl Back Home, they gave the wolf cry—a long-drawn woooo-woooo-ooo! When Flynn offered a fellow pilot "a few good telephone numbers," the house broke...

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