Cinema: Up the Irish

The Son of Captain Blood. "What would your father say," cries the mother of the hero of this picture, "if he knew that his son had got mixed up with such scum?" Silly woman. Father would certainly say: "Up the Irish!" For the name of the hero of this picture is Sean Flynn, and his father was the late Errol Flynn, an actor never notably fastidious about the cinema scumpany he kept.

Way back in 1935 Flynn senior cast some lead upon the waters, a super-colossal sinker called Captain Blood, and he would certainly cheer to hear that it had come home,...

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