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Robin Hood (1922) Poster

(1922)

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This film was long thought to be lost, but was rediscovered in the 1960s.
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The Los Angeles Angels were used as extras to play Robin Hood's Merry Men in the film.
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The official title of this movie is "Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood."
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The castle is reputed to be the largest Hollywood set built for any silent movie. Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright's son, designed at least one set which he later remodeled as a temporary band shell for the Hollywood Bowl.
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This movie has the distinction of being the first to have a gala premiere. Theater owner Sid Grauman conceived the idea. The premiere was held at Grauman's brand-new Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
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The most expensive movie at its time. It cost $1.4 million.
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The opening quote, "So fleet the works of men/ Back to their earth again/ Ancient and holy things/ Fade like a dream', is from 'Old and New: A Parable' by Charles Kingsley (1848).
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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 probably the longest period for any actor to appear in the same major role in film history.
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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.
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Danish title:"Robin Hood".
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Douglas Fairbanks was considering a film version of the Ivanhoe legend before settling on the Robin Hood story.
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Douglas Fairbanks was still on a European tour with Mary Pickford while this film was in pre-production and sets were being built.
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The film was restored by the George Eastman House and the Museum of Modern Art in 2009 and was showcased with important screenings at the Eastman House's Dryden Theater (accompanied by an 11-piece orchestra conducted by Gillian Anderson) on October 24, 2009, and at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater (introduced by author Jeffrey Vance) on June 27, 2011.
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The cost of the film has been guessed at for decades. Jeffrey Vance (author of "Douglas Fairbanks", published in 2008) unearthed definitive production figures for the film that shows it had an actual production cost of $930,042.78.
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Larger sequences for this film utilized as many as 1,200 extras.
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Film debut of David Sharpe.
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Douglas Fairbanks's son Douglas Fairbanks Jr. would later play King Richard the Lionheart in The Legend of Robin Hood (1968).
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Alan Hale would later reprise his role as Little John in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950).
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Douglas Fairbanks' son Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was offered the role of Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) but he turned it down as he did not want to be seen as aping his father's performance in this film.
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"Just an Old Love Song", the theme song from the original score with music by Victor Schertzinger and lyrics by Sid Grauman was published to promote the picture."The Robin Hood March" was also extracted from the score and published by Chappell, 1923.
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