In 1959 while Batista was en route to Madeira, Castro was setting up in Cuba, and cheerleading by his side was none other than Errol Flynn.
In articles and interviews, Flynn spread the good word about Castro – talking enthusiastically about the wonderful Castro brothers, what a ‘doll’ their mother was, how happy the Cubans were about the revolution. He also made a short feature, Cuban Rebel Girls.
You can see him on Front Page Challenge here, talking about his experiences and dispelling rumours that he fought alongside the rebels - he "didn't pick up anything more dangerous than a ballpoint pen”.
Flynn later retracted his pro-Castro statements; he died in October of that year.