Gentleman Jim 02/13/24
This near-perfect Errol Flynn movie became a timeless classic the moment it hit television. The story of boxer Jim Corbett stands as a prime example of studio-based filmmking that knows what the audience likes. It’s so good we don’t mind the thick Irish humor, and we’re forced to shed a tear for Ward Bond, too. Flynn was never better, and his chemistry with Alexis Smith strikes real sparks, thanks to sharp dialogue by Horace McCoy and Vincent Lawrence. Some pretty fancy boxing footwork from Flynn, too. Raoul Walsh could be proud of this one. On Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.