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Elsinore Wednesday Evening Film Series in #SalemOR

May 28
7:00 pm Gentleman Jim

(Raoul Walsh, USA, 1942)

The Elsinore used to be a Warner Bros. theater, and on this 88th Anniversary evening we’re presenting a Warner’s classic. Errol Flynn (Adventures of Robin Hood) plays handsome bank teller and upstart boxer Jim Corbett, who challenges the powerful champion John L. Sullivan (Ward Bond) to a title bout in 1892. Corbett attracts huge ringside crowds and the attention a young society woman (Alexis Smith), in this magnificent evocation of the Gay 90s and the early days of prizefighting. 104 minutes.

“It’s a boisterously exhilarating and likable picture…. The 1890s period atmosphere, the interpersonal dynamics when the working-class Corbett clan intersects with the swells of San Francisco society, and the sheer, exuberant drive of the storytelling exemplifies the richness of studio filmmaking in Hollywood’s Golden age. As glorious entertainment and vibrant cinema, this is a masterpiece.” ––Film critic Richard T. Jameson

“Flynn is dynamic in the title role (reportedly his favorite) supported by colorful cast.” – Leonard Maltin

“Lavish, lustrous…, it’s Hollywood at its cavalier best, with a perfectly judged performance from Flynn.” ––Time Out

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