The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946)

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The adventures of Robert of Nottingham, the son of Robin Hood.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Esmond ...
The Queen Mother
Robert of Nottingham
Russell Hicks ...
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Eva Moore ...
Mother Meg
Leslie Denison ...
Lord Mortimer
Maurice Tauzin ...
The King
Lord Warrick


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 <>

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Release Date:

21 February 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De zoon van Robin Hood  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



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1.37 : 1
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Cornel Wilde's character is referred to as "Robert of Huntington," not "Robert of Nottingham". See more »


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 »


Fitz-Herbert: Your life is too precious to England. You will enjoy this traitor's death no less if I slaughter him for you!
The Regent. William of Pembroke: Thank you, Fitz-Herbert, but this is one thing I wish to do myself.
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Referenced in Baretta: Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow (1975) See more »

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Excellent Robin hood adventure
13 May 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

The Bandit of Sherwood Froest came on Channel 4 one afternoon recently and I was pleased I taped it.

Robin Hood's son, Robert had now replaced him and in this movie, he gets up to all sorts of adventures. Towards the end, he and his lover get locked up in Nottingham Castle and he is condemned to death. But he escapes, along with his lover and the last scene shows you them snogging. A happy ending.

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest is beautifully shot in colour and is fast paced throughout.

Colenol Wilde plays Robert and Anita Loiuise plays his lover Lady Catherine. The rest of the cast includes Russell Hicks as Robin Hood and George Macready and Edgar Buchanan. Good parts from all.

Watching The Bandit of Sherwood Forest is a good way to spend nearly an hour and half one afternoon or evening. Great fun.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.

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