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18 October 1922 (USA) See more »
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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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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)
 
Stunts
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)
 
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Also Known As:
"Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
UK:117 min (video) | 120 min (AMC print) (1997) | USA:143 min (Raymond Rohauer print) (2012)
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Alan Hale appears as Little John in this film and reprised the role 16 years later in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) opposite Errol Flynn, then again in Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950), 28 years after his performance in this film, which is one of the longest period for any actor to appear in the same major role in film history.See more »
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Version of "Robin Hood" (1953)See more »

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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
The Ideal Man Of His Times, 13 January 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Watching Robin Hood today, I realized that I had seen it in the only venue for it to be shown, on the big screen with organ accompaniment. A film like Robin Hood loses so much on the small tube.

It was one of the most expensive films ever done during the silent era, the castle set for King Richard the Lion Hearted must have been cost a mint or two. But given the popularity of Douglas Fairbanks, probably at the height of his career, the producer knew they'd get their money back and then some. The producer being Fairbanks himself had infinite faith in his prowess at the box office.

Alan Hale made the first of three appearances as Little John in various Robin Hood films. He was also Little John with Errol Flynn in the Adventures of Robin Hood and with John Derek in Rogue of Sherwood Forest. Little John here has a very extensive and different part, Hale is first seen as Fairbanks's squire before circumstances force Doug into outlawry.

Fairbanks is the Earl of Huntingdon, favored knight of Richard the Lion Hearted. But the usual Robin Hood villains Sir Guy of Gisborne and Prince John are doing their worst. John as played by Sam DeGrasse covets his brother's throne and Gisborne played by Paul Dickey has designs on Lady Marian Fitzwalter (Enid Bennett) beloved of Fairbanks.

Fairbanks and Dickey go along on the Crusade with DeGrasse left to mind the store and steal the kingdom. Fairbanks gets word about the stuff John's pulling from Lady Marian and tries to leave. King Richard imprisons him for desertion. Of course Fairbanks escapes and the real meat of the film begins.

All the sidebar stories about the various characters among the Merry Men join Robin are not included in this film. Fairbanks and Hale escape and go back to England where he becomes the legendary Robin Hood.

Wallace Beery is a most unusual Richard. He's quite the merrymaking king indeed. Of course the closest Richard has been played in real life is by Anthony Hopkins in The Lion in Winter.

Millions throughout the world fell under the sway of Doug's charm and athleticism. This Fairbanks film as did the others he made had a great message about right coming out on top, good triumphing over evil and good embodied in the clean living physical specimen of Douglas Fairbanks.

It's hard to imagine, but in the silent screen era as in no other, movie stars were placed on a pedestal as they aren't now. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford were the closest thing to royalty we had in America. Tom Cruise&Katie Holmes, Brad Pitt&Angelina Jolie, don't rate anything close to those two. They even lived in a magic castle known the world over as Pickfair. Mary lived in it in fact until she died in 1979 after the fairy tale marriage fell apart in the more sobering decade of the Thirties.

I could not have had the experience of Robin Hood that I did had I not seen the film at a special screening in Shea's Theater in my city of Buffalo. The musical score as played by a live orchestra in some places or even the single organist as the audience heard in this case. Andrew Wos, who is president of the Buffalo Chapter of the American Theater Organ Society played his own score in accompaniment to the film. I asked him afterward whether he was playing the original score from Robin Hood and he said it was his own composition. If it wasn't the original score, it should have been. He told me that it was easier for him to do his own score than learn something else.

Hopefully this score will accompany even a television viewing of Robin Hood to heighten your experience. And you will get some idea in watching Robin Hood as to why Douglas Fairbanks was the ideal man of his times.

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