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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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Howard Hill, one of the great archery experts of the 1930s and 40s, worked on the earlier Errol Flynn classic "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and in particular, provided all of the special trick shots during the famous archery tournament. He taught Flynn how to use a bow and arrow and presumably did the same for Cornel Wilde on this film. 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: 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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Enjoyable Movie - on a par with The Rogues of Sherwood Forest also by Columbia
16 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie was released in the 1940's starring Cornell Wilde; Anita Louise; Jill Esmond; Edgar Buchanan; Henry Daniell and George Macready.

The story deals with the legend of Robin Hood. On this occasion it is the son of Robin Hood, namely Robert, played by Cornel Wilde, who is the hero.

Obviously, since Robin Hood lived in the days of Richard The Lion Heart and King John, one must assume that the young King is King John's son Henry III, who ascended the throne during his minority. The kingdom during this time was ruled by Regents culminating in Simon de Montfort, when the King achieved his majority.

But historical fact aside, the film is an enjoyable piece of escapist adventure, which is sadly lacking from our screens today.

If you get a chance try viewing The Rogues of Sherwood Forest released through the same stable - Columbia 1950 starring John Derek and Diana Lynn. Interesting to note that this too is the son of Robin Hood but in the time of King John played by George Macready who also appeared in the Bandit of Sherwood Forest


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