Errol Flynn set the standard for the modern action hero in films like The Adventures of Robin Hood, Dodge City, and The Sea Hawk. This biography follows Flynn from his birth in Tasmania, Australia, in 1909, to his death in Vancouver, Canada, in 1959. Included is analysis of his films, discussion of the 1943 rape trial that changed his life, a survey of the FBIs infamous surveillance, and the first detailed account of his television appearances in the 1950s. First-hand interviews with Flynns friends and colleagues are complemented by research from FBI files, correspondence, Flynns diary, and other sources. Illustrated with rare and previously unpublished photographs, the study also gives attention to the historical backgrounds and cultural influences that contributed to Flynns fame; the work takes an objective and analytical look at the actors adventurous life. The study includes two appendices: the first is a collection of quotations from various celebrities, from memories of his talent and styleto anecdotes about his wild pool parties. The second appendix is a filmography including all Flynns work for film, stage, and television, with cast and crew information.