Escape Me Never

Errol Flynn is given plenty of opportunity to flash the old charm but there's hardly a touch of the usual swashbuckling or boudoir romance activities in his role of a serious composer. Under the capable direction of Peter Godfrey, he turns in one of the best jobs of his career. Ida Lupino, although she's seldom been typed so much as Flynn, has a role here that she can really sink her teeth into and she demonstrates once more her versatility as a serious actress.

With:
Errol Flynn Ida Lupino Eleanor Parker Gig Young Reginald Deny Isobel Elsom

Errol Flynn is given plenty of opportunity to flash the old charm but there’s hardly a touch of the usual swashbuckling or boudoir romance activities in his role of a serious composer. Under the capable direction of Peter Godfrey, he turns in one of the best jobs of his career. Ida Lupino, although she’s seldom been typed so much as Flynn, has a role here that she can really sink her teeth into and she demonstrates once more her versatility as a serious actress.

Story [from a novel and play by Margaret Kennedy] is cut sharply in half between light romance and heavy drama and therin lie its only fault of note.

Tale is imbued with much of the nostalgic flavor of pre-World War I Europe. It tees off in Venice where Gig Young, a struggling young composer, wants to marry the wealthy Eleanor Parker. Through a misunderstanding, however, her parents think Young is living with Lupino, a widowed waif with an infant son, and so rush Parker off to a resort in the Alps. Seems, though, that it’s been Flynn, Young’s happy-go-lucky brother, who took Lupino and child in off the streets. To set things right again, the two brothers, Miss Lupino and the moppet start off on foot through the Alps to find Parker and explain the mistake to her.

Chief production assist is lent by Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s score, with both the ballet and theme music standout. Ballet sequences are tastefully staged by LeRoy Prinz and Milada Mladova sparkles in both terping and thesping as the prima ballerina.

Escape Me Never

Production: Warner. Director Peter Godfrey; Producer Henry Blanke; Screenplay Thames Williamson, Lenore Coffee; Camera Sol Polito; Editor Clarence Kolster; Music Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Art Director Carl Jules Weyl

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1947. Running time: 101 MIN.

With: Errol Flynn Ida Lupino Eleanor Parker Gig Young Reginald Deny Isobel Elsom

More Film

  • Rupert Murdoch

    Fox Founder Rupert Murdoch Insists Disney Deal Is Not a 'Retreat'

    Errol Flynn is given plenty of opportunity to flash the old charm but there’s hardly a touch of the usual swashbuckling or boudoir romance activities in his role of a serious composer. Under the capable direction of Peter Godfrey, he turns in one of the best jobs of his career. Ida Lupino, although she’s seldom […]

  • 'Father Figures' film premiere

    'Father Figures' Premiere Raises Funds for Southern California Wildfire Victims

    Errol Flynn is given plenty of opportunity to flash the old charm but there’s hardly a touch of the usual swashbuckling or boudoir romance activities in his role of a serious composer. Under the capable direction of Peter Godfrey, he turns in one of the best jobs of his career. Ida Lupino, although she’s seldom […]

  • Carrie Fisher Star Wars

    Fox Merges With Disney: The Storied Studio's 102-Year History

    Errol Flynn is given plenty of opportunity to flash the old charm but there’s hardly a touch of the usual swashbuckling or boudoir romance activities in his role of a serious composer. Under the capable direction of Peter Godfrey, he turns in one of the best jobs of his career. Ida Lupino, although she’s seldom […]

  • 'Bright' film premiere

    Will Smith Discusses 'Bright's' Racial, Social, Allegorical Undertones

    Errol Flynn is given plenty of opportunity to flash the old charm but there’s hardly a touch of the usual swashbuckling or boudoir romance activities in his role of a serious composer. Under the capable direction of Peter Godfrey, he turns in one of the best jobs of his career. Ida Lupino, although she’s seldom […]

  • ‘Hunting Season’ Takes Top Prize at

    ‘Hunting Season’ Takes Top Prize at Macao Festival

    Errol Flynn is given plenty of opportunity to flash the old charm but there’s hardly a touch of the usual swashbuckling or boudoir romance activities in his role of a serious composer. Under the capable direction of Peter Godfrey, he turns in one of the best jobs of his career. Ida Lupino, although she’s seldom […]

  • Bob Iger Rupert Murdoch

    Disney-Fox Will Be Global Powerhouse, Especially in Asia and Europe

    Errol Flynn is given plenty of opportunity to flash the old charm but there’s hardly a touch of the usual swashbuckling or boudoir romance activities in his role of a serious composer. Under the capable direction of Peter Godfrey, he turns in one of the best jobs of his career. Ida Lupino, although she’s seldom […]

  • X Men avengers potential teamup Disney

    Fantastic Four, X-Men Can Team With Avengers Thanks to Fox, Disney Deal

    Errol Flynn is given plenty of opportunity to flash the old charm but there’s hardly a touch of the usual swashbuckling or boudoir romance activities in his role of a serious composer. Under the capable direction of Peter Godfrey, he turns in one of the best jobs of his career. Ida Lupino, although she’s seldom […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content