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Writers:
Wilfred H. Petitt (screen play) &
Melvin Levy (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
21 February 1946 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Columbia Pictures Presents CORNEL WILDE - Star of "A SONG TO REMEMBER" and 'LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN" (original poster) See more »
Plot:
The adventures of Robert of Nottingham, the son of Robin Hood. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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THE BANDIT OF SHERWOOD FOREST (George Sherman and Henry Levin, 1946) *** See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Anita Louise ... Lady Catherine Maitland
Jill Esmond ... The Queen Mother

Edgar Buchanan ... Friar Tuck

Cornel Wilde ... Robert of Nottingham

Henry Daniell ... The Regent. William of Pembroke

George Macready ... Fitz-Herbert
Russell Hicks ... Robin Hood, Earl of Huntington

John Abbott ... Will Scarlet
Lloyd Corrigan ... Sheriff of Nottingham
Eva Moore ... Mother Meg

Ray Teal ... Little John
Leslie Denison ... Allan-A-Dale

Ian Wolfe ... Lord Mortimer
Maurice Tauzin ... The King

Miles Mander ... Lord Warrick
Mark Roberts ... Robin Hood's Man (as Robert E. Scott)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bradley ... Nobleman (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Robin Hood's Man (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Peasant (uncredited)
Ben Corbett ... Man-at-Arms (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Prioress Guard (uncredited)
Dick Curtis ... Castle Gate Guard (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Castle Guard (uncredited)
George Eldredge ... Robin Hood's Man (uncredited)
Jack Evans ... Outlaw (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Outlaw (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Nobleman (uncredited)
Holmes Herbert ... Baron (uncredited)
Mauritz Hugo ... Man-at-Arms on Search Patrol (uncredited)
Ross Hunter ... Robin Hood's Man (uncredited)

Nelson Leigh ... Robin Hood's Man (uncredited)
Jimmy Lloyd ... Crossbowman (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Robin Hood's Man (uncredited)
Ferdinand Munier ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Gene Roth ... Jailer (uncredited)
Dan Stowell ... Outlaw (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Young King's Guard (uncredited)
Philip Van Zandt ... Prioress Guard (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Outlaw (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Prioress Guard (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Outlaw (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Levin 
George Sherman 
 
Writing credits
Wilfred H. Petitt (screen play) (as Wilfrid H.Pettitt) &
Melvin Levy (screen play)

Paul A. Castleton (story) (as PaulA.Castleton) &
Wilfred H. Petitt (story) (as Wilfrid H.Pettitt)

Paul A. Castleton (based upon the novel "Son of Robinhood" by) (as PaulA.Castleton)

Oscar Saul  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)
George Sklar  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)

Produced by
Leonard S. Picker .... producer
Clifford Sanforth .... producer
Edward M. Spitz .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer (musical score)
 
Cinematography by
Tony Gaudio (director of photography)
George Meehan (director of photography) (as George B. Meehan Jr.)
William E. Snyder (director of photography) (as William Snyder)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Fantl 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson  (as Stephen Goossón)
Rudolph Sternad 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Kramer (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair styles
 
Production Management
William Mull .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound recording (as Lambert Day)
 
Stunts
Ralph Faulkner .... fencing double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fayte M. Browne .... second camera (uncredited)
Ned Scott .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W.Stoloff)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edwin Wetzel .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Francis Cugat .... associate Technicolor color director (as Francisco C. Cugat)
Howard Hill .... technical adviser (as Howard H. HiIl)
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Ralph Faulkner .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Thelma Hoover .... research director (uncredited)
Juanita Lopez .... research director (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
86 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Passed | USA:Approved (certificate #11052)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946)See more »

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THE BANDIT OF SHERWOOD FOREST (George Sherman and Henry Levin, 1946) ***, 24 January 2010
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

Of the myriad epic adventures revolving around the legendary figure of Robin Hood, this is the one (despite the inherently low-key nature of it all) to come closest – in spirit, accomplishment and entertainment value – to the definitive 1938 Errol Flynn vehicle: I suppose it was mere coincidence that both had two directors assigned to them! For one thing, the look of the film is just as gorgeous (Tony Gaudio, one of the cinematographers involved, was also partly responsible for THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD) but the action is similarly zesty, the leads (Cornel Wilde – actually playing the Son Of – and Anita Louise) equally likable and well-suited, and the rogues' gallery (including Henry Daniell, George Macready and Ian Wolfe – even if, admittedly, only the first gets a character of any real substance) no less formidable. Of course, a good deal of the plot is familiar from previous versions – since the off-spring of the crusading outlaw goes through much the same paces as his father: from the initial antagonism between him and the leading lady, and also between him and Robin's band of "Merrie Men" (apparently, they fail to notice the comparable attire!), to the presence of a usurper on the throne (who not only comes face to face with the hero for the first time when the latter interrupts the Regent's banquet, but the villain even tries to ensnare Wilde via an archery contest which Robin Jr. attends – and wins – under heavy disguise!). The script does, however, supply its own exciting embellishments to the formula, such as devising an elaborate plan to rescue the child king from certain death at the hands of the tyrant eager to get him out of the way – while the expected storming-of-the-castle at the climax by the forces of good takes a back seat to the inevitable duel between Wilde and Daniell (which surprisingly occurs out in the open at nightfall). The supporting cast also includes the likes of Jill Esmond – the ex-Mrs. Laurence Olivier – as the Queen Mother (whose character disappears half-way through), Lloyd Corrigan (as the typically bumbling Sheriff of Nottingham), John Abbott (as Will Scarlet) and Eva Moore (so memorable as Rebecca Femm in my all-time favorite film, James Whale's THE OLD DARK HOUSE [1932], relegated here to only a couple of scenes in one of her last roles). For the record, Wilde, Daniell and Macready would all appear in a number of other enjoyable swashbucklers over the years: interestingly, Daniell had previously dueled with Errol Flynn himself in THE SEA HAWK (1940), whereas Macready would eventually graduate to chief villain for this film's immediate follow-up i.e. ROGUES OF SHERWOOD FOREST (1950; which I actually watched early on in the year) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042901/usercomments-2.

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