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The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1945)

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

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(screen play) (as Wilfrid H. Pettitt), (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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The Queen Mother
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Robert of Nottingham
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Fitz-Herbert
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Eva Moore ...
Mother Meg
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Leslie Denison ...
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Lord Mortimer
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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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Columbia Pictures Presents CORNEL WILDE - Star of "A SONG TO REMEMBER" and 'LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN" (original poster) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »

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21 February 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De zoon van Robin Hood  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,000,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The great Ralph Faulkner, fencing master and fight coordinator on most of the great Hollywood swashbucklers of the 1930s and 1940s, here doubles Henry Daniell in the climactic duel scene, much as he had done six years earlier in The Sea Hawk (1940), when 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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Fitz-Herbert: Archers! Shoot!
[They do not respond]
Fitz-Herbert: Fools! Obey your orders - shoot!
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Connections

Referenced in Baretta: Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow (1975) See more »

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Preposterous
21 July 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A swashbuckling adventure story filmed in shocking Technicolour - where every hue and shade seems to be saturated to the max - THE BANDIT OF SHERWOOD FOREST is one of those Hollywood romps where a studio backlot attempts to stand in for merry olde England. It's all completely preposterous of course, and the Slovakian-born Cornel Wilde (playing the son of Robin Hood) is probably the least convincing British screen hero of them all.

With the original Robin Hood story mined out by Hollywood producers, THE BANDIT OF SHERWOOD FOREST takes to the next generation for its story of derring do and good vs. evil. Wilde's Robert must contend with an evil 'Regent' (THE BODY SNATCHER's Henry Daniell, once again typecast as a hammy villain) while romancing a beautiful lady (Anita Louise).

The expected swashbuckling scenes up and down staircases are present here, along with trick shots and archery scenes, but it all feels very familiar and more than a little passe. THE BANDIT OF SHERWOOD FOREST feels very much like a second-tier production and those glorious colours are the best thing it has going for it.


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