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Beautiful, breathtaking Irene Forsyte: Men adore her. Women envy her. Love defines her. Errol Flynn and Greer Garson head this lush costume drama – based on the first book of John Galsworthy’s The Forsyte Saga – about a woman who cannot cut her free spirit to fit the cloth of Victorian society. Originally slated for one of the romantic leads in the film, Flynn opted instead to play against type. He fought for the part of Soames Forsyte, Galsworthy’s stuffy, imperious “man of property.” As Soames, Flynn “revealed an unsuspected and admirable talent for characterization,” recalled an impressed Garson, who played Irene. “If he had lived longer…he probably would have emerged as the serious actor he longed to be.”* See Flynn in one of his favorite roles, a milestone in his celebrated film legacy.

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