Events & Appearances

Oct
11
Fri
Lone Pine Film Festival – October 11th, 2024 – The Charge of the Light Brigade @ Museum of Western Film History
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Pre-Screening, film historian and Errol Flynn scholar Ross Schnioffsky will host a Q&A about the films’ director, Michael Curtiz, with special guest Alan Rode.

THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE

(1936)/Warner Brothers (Filmed in Lone Pine) – 115 Min.

Directed by Michael Curtiz With Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, David Niven, C. Henry Gordon

tinted movie theater lobby card for movie The Charge of the Light Brigade featuring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland cheek to cheekThe film’s screenplay is very loosely based on the famous Charge of the Light Brigade that occurred during the Crimean War (1853–56). It begins in 1854, as Captain Geoffrey Vickers (Errol Flynn) and his brother, Captain Perry Vickers (Patric Knowles), are stationed in India, with the 27th Lancers of the British Army, during the period of East India Company dominance over the Indian subcontinent. Perry has secretly betrayed Geoffrey by stealing the love of his fiancée Elsa (Olivia de Havilland).

Following the smashing success of Captain Blood (1935), this action-adventure (partially filmed in Lone Pine) reteamed Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland in WB’s most expensive production since Noah’s Ark (1928). Based on Michael Jacoby’s adaptation of the Tennyson poem, the film eschewed historical accuracy in favor of Flynn’s star power, set piece battle sequences and a rousing score (his first for Warner Bros.) by Max Steiner. A box office blockbuster. Light Brigade nonetheless raised the hackles of animal rights advocates due to the maltreatment of horses attributed to director Michael Curtiz and assistant director B. Reeves “Breezy” Eason. A Humane Society complaint was lodged by an incensed Flynn whose relationship with the autocratic Curtiz after twelve pictures eventually reached the point of no return in 1941. The guilty pleas to animal cruelty by three Warner employees charged with the death of four horses during the filming of action sequences in Sonora, California engendered a lawsuit by Jack Warner in response to a threatened boycott of the picture. As a result of the negative publicity, Warner Bros. instituted an internal policy requiring a Humane Society representative to be present at all subsequent filming involving horses. Trip wires and pitfalls used in action sequences with horses were officially banned by the movie studios in December 1940.

 

film still showing horseback-riding errol flynn charging a battlement jumping his horse over barrier

Errol Flynn breaching the ramparts.

 

Film crew on exterior location with actor Errol Flynn and director Michael Curtiz standing next to movie camera.

Errol Flynn (in costume), director Michael Curtiz, far right.

 


Lone Pine Film Festival 2024 runs from October 10-13, 2024 and includes tours, horseback riding, and more.

Over 500 films have been shot in Lone Pine. This event lets you watch a film and then tour the locations where it was filmed.

Lone Pine Film Festival 2024 poster featuring film crew and cowboy and text: the thrill of it all.
Ticket Office hours
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday, Oct 9, 1:00pm -5:00pm
Thursday, Oct. 10, 8:00am -5:00pm
Friday, Oct. 11, 8:00am -5:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 12, 8:00am -5:00pm
Sunday, Oct. 13, 8:00am -1:00pm

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE FULL ORDER FORM and THREE DAY SCHEDULE

Call 760-876-9103 with questions.

Oct
12
Sat
Lone Pine Film Festival – October 12th, 2024 @ Museum of Western Film History
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Michael Curtiz: A life in Film (90 Min) – Discussion with Alan K. Rode

Movie set featuring director Michael Curtiz seated next to actress olivia de havilland with actor errol flynn standing behind.

Michael Curitz (seated), Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn on the set of The Charge of the Light Brigade.

Author and historian, Alan K. Rode, discusses the cinematic career of Academy Award ® winning filmmaker, Michael Curtiz. From his early years in Hungary through his rise with Warner Bros Studios, his directorial style and success will be discussed. A favorite of actor, Error Flynn, Curtiz directed Flynn in no less than ten pictures, including The Charge of the Light Brigade, which was filmed on location in Lone Pine.

WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2024, 9:30am – 11am

The screening of the Curtiz directed movie The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) will be Friday, October 11, 2024, at 2:00 pm at the High School Auditorium, Lone Pine, California.

 


Lone Pine Film Festival 2024 runs from October 10-13, 2024 and includes tours, horseback riding, and more.

Over 500 films have been shot in Lone Pine. This event lets you watch a film and then tour the locations where it was filmed.

Lone Pine Film Festival 2024 poster featuring film crew and cowboy and text: the thrill of it all.
Ticket Office hours
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday, Oct 9, 1:00pm -5:00pm
Thursday, Oct. 10, 8:00am -5:00pm
Friday, Oct. 11, 8:00am -5:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 12, 8:00am -5:00pm
Sunday, Oct. 13, 8:00am -1:00pm

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE FULL ORDER FORM and THREE DAY SCHEDULE

Call 760-876-9103 with questions.

Lone Pine Film Festival – October 12th, 2024 – Panel Discussion: Stories from the Set @ Museum of Western Film History
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Alan K. Rode to join panel discussion, Stories from the Set

34th Lone Pine film festival.

WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WHERE: HIGH SCHOOL QUAD, Lone Pine, California

MORE INFO: Visit Lone Pine Film Festival website or call 760-876-9103.

“Stories from the the Set” – A behind-the-scenes look at the life of working on a movie set. Enjoy the camaraderie, artistry, and stories of those talented and lucky enough to work in “the industry.

Moderated by Rob Word

Panelists:

Michael Blake
Rory Flynn
Burton Gilliam
Alan K. Rode
Patrick Wayne

 


Lone Pine Film Festival 2024 runs from October 10-13, 2024 and includes tours, horseback riding, and more.

Over 500 films have been shot in Lone Pine. This event lets you watch a film and then tour the locations where it was filmed.

Lone Pine Film Festival 2024 poster featuring film crew and cowboy and text: the thrill of it all.
Ticket Office hours
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday, Oct 9, 1:00pm -5:00pm
Thursday, Oct. 10, 8:00am -5:00pm
Friday, Oct. 11, 8:00am -5:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 12, 8:00am -5:00pm
Sunday, Oct. 13, 8:00am -1:00pm

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE FULL ORDER FORM and THREE DAY SCHEDULE

Call 760-876-9103 with questions.