would have loved it, and Stewart Granger would have sniffed first then laughed afterwards.
160 years ago THE Light Brigade comprised units from the 4th and 13th Light Dragoons, the 17th Lancer and the 8th and 11th Hussars The men, on fast horses, were armed with sabres and lances Their actions at Balaclava on October 25, 1854, came during the Crimean War, which ran from October 1853 to February 1856 The problems came when commanders failed to properly deliver orders from Lord Raglan about how the cavalry should advance News of the disaster took three weeks to reach the British public The events of that day prompted famous poems by Lord Tennyson and later Kipling Two films about the Light Brigade were made: the 1936 version starred Erroll Flynn
and the 1968 film starred David Hemming and Trevor Howard
Michael Jackson, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Humphrey Bogart are in private areas, but L Frank Baum, who wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, lies alongside Erroll Flynn
, two of the Marx Brothers, James Stewart and Spencer Tracy.
Before that he had a successful film career during which he co-starred with top names including Erroll Flynn
, Dirk Bogarde and John Mills.
ff Erroll Flynn
had the parts in the 1934 Perry Mason movie, The Case of the Curious Bride, his fourth movie.
Rock Hudson, Bing Crosby, Erroll Flynn
, Gary Cooper and many more.
What a pity that today's young Brummies seem to be unaware of one of the city's great heroes, but even 50 years ago Hollywood seemed to want us to think it was Erroll Flynn
rather than Bill Slim who freed Burma.
At that time, the thirty-five year old bandleader resembled movie star Erroll Flynn
with his handsome face, black wavy hair and black trimmed mustache.
HOLLYWOOD LEGEND: Erroll Flynn
portrayed a classic Robin Hood
Now they've put the little sneaks in Robin Hood's tights and, thankfully, made it more Erroll Flynn
than Kevin Costner.
Often seen as the candidate to take up the mantle of big-screen hellraiser from the likes of Erroll Flynn
and Oliver Reed, his testosterone-fuelled performances in movies such as Romper Stomper, LA Confidential and Gladiator are likened to his personal life.
YORKSHIRE'S FINEST: Erroll Flynn
in one of his most famous roles as Robin Hood