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Robin Hood -- Amid big-budget medieval pageantry, King Richard goes on the Crusades leaving his brother Prince John as regent, who promptly emerges as a cruel, grasping, treacherous tyrant.


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A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Wallace Beery ... Richard the Lion-Hearted
Sam De Grasse ... Prince John (as Sam de Grasse)

Enid Bennett ... Lady Marian Fitzwalter
Paul Dickey ... Sir Guy of Gisbourne
William Lowery ... The High Sheriff of Nottingham
Roy Coulson ... The King's Jester
Billie Bennett ... Lady Marian's Serving Woman
Merrill McCormick ... Henchman to Prince John
Wilson Benge ... Henchman to Prince John

Willard Louis ... Friar Tuck

Alan Hale ... Little John

Bud Geary ... Will Scarlett (as Maine Geary)
Lloyd Talman ... Allan-a-Dale

Douglas Fairbanks ... The Earl of Huntingdon / Afterwards Robin Hood
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Austin ... Friar (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Peasant (uncredited)
Nino Cochise ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Page to Richard (uncredited)

Louise Emmons ... Villager (uncredited)

Robert Florey ... Taxpaying Peasant (uncredited)

Dale Fuller ... Peasant (uncredited)
Rita Gilman ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Ruth Hiatt ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Betty Lawson ... Extra (uncredited)
Charles Lewis ... English Soldier (uncredited)
Earl Luick ... Undetermined role (uncredited)
Virginia Moon ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Charles Ray ... Extra (uncredited)
Eugene H. Roth ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Charles Stevens ... Prince John's Aide (uncredited)

Directed by
Allan Dwan 
Writing credits
Douglas Fairbanks (story) (as Elton Thomas)

Kenneth Davenport  uncredited
Allan Dwan  uncredited
Edward Knoblock  uncredited
Lotta Woods  uncredited

Produced by
Douglas Fairbanks .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Victor Schertzinger (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Arthur Edeson (photography)
Charles Richardson (uncredited)
Film Editing by
William Nolan (film assembly)
Art Direction by
Wilfred Buckland (supervising art director)
Edward M. Langley 
Irvin J. Martin 
Costume Design by
Mitchell Leisen (costumes designed by) (as Leisen)
Makeup Department
George Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Art Department
Anton Grot .... assistant art director (uncredited)
William Cameron Menzies .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Lloyd Wright .... set designer (uncredited)
Charles Lewis .... stunts
Fred Cavens .... fencing stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Talmadge .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
A.F. Kales .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
A.H. Cokayne .... music arranger (uncredited)
A.H. Cokayne .... music compiled by (uncredited)
Victor Schertzinger .... music arranger (uncredited)
Victor Schertzinger .... music compiled by (uncredited)
Other crew
Robert Fairbanks .... technical director
Arthur Woods .... research director (as Dr. Arthur Woods)
Lotta Woods .... scenario editor
H.J. Utterhore .... fencing advisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood" - USA (complete title)
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UK:117 min (video) | 120 min (AMC print) (1997) | USA:143 min (Raymond Rohauer print) (2012)
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The 2008 book "Douglas Fairbanks" by Jeffrey Vance (page 151) debunks the myth that this was somehow "lost" for decades. It was never lost. In fact, the Museum of Modern Art has made it available through its Circulating Film Library (non-theatrical/educational distribution) since 1938.See more »
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Douglas Fairbanks Makes Merry, 3 May 2008
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

In Medieval England, before he goes off to fight in the Holy Crusades, dashing Douglas Fairbanks (as the Earl of Huntington) draws thousands of spectators in a jousting contest win. Among those cheering and jeering are: the people's beloved King, the generous Wallace Beery (as Richard the Lion-Hearted); his sinister brother Sam De Grasse (as Prince John), who covets Mr. Berry's throne; and, the fairest maiden in the land, Enid Bennett (as Lady Marian Fitzwalter). Eventually, circumstances lead Mr. Fairbanks to become the legendary hero of the oppressed - "Robin Hood". With his band of merry men, Fairbanks' "Hood" steals from the rich to give to the poor.

A typically huge 1920s production, from Fairbanks and company, "Robin Hood" almost collapses under its own weight. The principals are introduced well - then, you have Mr. De Grasse usurping the King's throne, while Berry and Fairbanks fight the Crusades. Of course, there is romance - between our hero and Ms. Bennett ("I never knew a maid could be like you," Fairbanks tells her). For most of the running time, the film is laboriously paced; and, some of the directorial shots are lingering and unimaginative.

After Fairbanks becomes "Robin Hood", the film picks up (it takes well over an hour); and, it becomes much more exciting. Notable merry man Alan Hale (as Little John) reprised his role, for both Erroll Flynn in "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938), and John Derek in "Rogues of Sherwood Forest" (1950). Now, that's loyalty.

******** Robin Hood (10/18/22) Allan Dwan ~ Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Beery, Sam de Grasse, Enid Bennett

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