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The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  21 February 1946 (USA)
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The adventures of Robert of Nottingham, the son of Robin Hood.

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Jill Esmond ...
The Queen Mother
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Robert of Nottingham
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Fitz-Herbert
Russell Hicks ...
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Lloyd Corrigan ...
Eva Moore ...
Mother Meg
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Leslie Denison ...
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Lord Mortimer
Maurice Tauzin ...
The King
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Lord Warrick
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Robert of Nottingham, the son of Robin Hood, goes to the aid of the Queen Mother and the beautiful Lady Catherine, who are fleeing the cruel Regent, William of Pembroke, who has the King imprisoned in the castle. Robert, Catherine and Friar Tuck enter the guarded castle and free the King, but Robert and Catherine are captured. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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21 February 1946 (USA)  »

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The great Ralph Faulkner, fencing master and fight coordinator on most of the great Hollywood swashbucklers of the 1930s and 40s here doubles Henry Daniell in the climactic duel scene, much as he had done six years earlier in The Sea Hawk, when Mr Daniell (described as "completely helpless" in a memo to Hal B Wallis, because he couldn't handle a sword) had to fight Errol Flynn. See more »

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The Regent withdraws the Magna Carta and, when the nobles agree, the Earl of Huntington (the former Robin Hood) vows to fight him and maintain the people's right to rule themselves. In fact, the Magna Carta didn't create a democracy, it was forced upon King John by the nobles to guarantee the rights and establish the political power of the nobles, not the people. The nobles would never have let the Regent withdraw the Magna Carta and strip them of their power. See more »

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Fitz-Herbert: This is most unfortunate, my lord. Strangers in the castle!
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Referenced in Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946) See more »

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Well buckle my swash son of Robin Hood!
31 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest is directed by George Sherman and Henry Levin and collectively written by Wilfrid H. Pettitt, Melvin Levy and Paul A. Castleton. It stars Cornel Wilde, Anita Louise, Jill Esmond, Edgar Buchanan, Henry Daniel, George Macready and Russell Hicks. Music is by Hugo Fridehofer and cinematography is shared between Tony Gaudio, William Snyder and George B. Meehan.

A wonderful spin on the Robin Hood legend finds Robin Hood (Hicks) enlisting the help of his son, Robert (Wilde), in stopping the nefarious members of the Regency who seek to basically abolish the Magna Carta. What follows in narrative trajectory terms is the usual array of fights and face-offs, with bow and arrows skills supplementing the swordplay. There is of course some simmering passions whilst loyalty and camaraderie is never ever far away.

There's such a sense of fun about the picture, like everyone is enjoying playing in a costume adventure. The Technicolor is luscious and the set design and art direction is impressive given the modest budget allocated the production by Columbia. The draw card is Wilde, a one time Olympic standard fencer, he convinces as a swashbuckler and has charm in abundance.

Not all the costuming strikes as period reflective, neither does one or two character accents, but it matters not one jot. A sometimes rousing, often engaging, swashbuckling adventure, The Bandit of Sherwood Forest is one of the better "Hood" movies out there. 8/10


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