Meanwhile, Flynn's star had been on the rise with roles in Captain Blood and The Adventures Of Robin Hood. The same year Chaplin tied the knot with O'Neill, Flynn was put on trial for two counts of statutory rape. Betty Satterlee and Peggy Hansen, both 17 at the time, testified against Flynn. His lawyer Jerry Giesler worked double time to paint the girls as harlots. The jury ate it up, and while all this was going on, Flynn chatted up a courthouse commissary worker named Nora Eddington (who was an elderly 19) and got her pregnant.
Flynn was acquitted, divorced, became a catchphrase -- "In like Flynn" -- and eventually died happily at the age of 50 in the arms of 17-year-old Beverly Aadland (whom he'd been with since she was 15). Flynn liked to say, "I like my whiskey old and my women young," though it seems like neither of those facts were news to anyone around him.