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Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)

When King John imposes oppressive taxes and cruel treatment upon the local population in medieval England, the son of legendary bandit Robin Hood reforms his father's "Merry Men" to once more rise against the king.



(screen play), (story) (as Ralph Bettinson)

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An outlaw and his band sally forth from their hideout in Sherwood Forest to do battle with the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham and his oppressive tax collectors, who are stripping the poor villagers of what little they have left.

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Complete credited cast:
Robin, Earl of Huntington
Lady Marianne de Beaudray
Sir Giles
Lowell Gilmore ...
Count of Flanders
Billy House ...
Lester Matthews ...
Will Scarlet (as William Bevan)
Wilton Graff ...
Baron Fitzwalter
Donald Randolph ...


When King John imposes oppressive taxes and cruel treatment upon the local population in medieval England, the son of legendary bandit Robin Hood reforms his father's "Merry Men" to once more rise against the king.

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Release Date:

July 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La revanche des gueux  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Edited from The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946) See more »

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ROGUES OF SHERWOOD FOREST (Gordon Douglas, 1950) **1/2
15 February 2009 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Since the beloved character of Robin Hood is (hopefully) soon to grace our silver screens once again, it is perhaps appropriate that I should venture now into Sherwood Forest to seek out his lesser-known son (also helpfully named Robin here and in love with a noble maiden named Marianne!) who finds himself at loggerheads with his father's old nemesis Prince (now King) John and is likewise aided by Robin Sr.'s band of merry men – Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlett and Alan-a-Dale. Traveling in the company of these characters always provides an enveloping feeling of nostalgia (illustrated books of his exploits were mandatory childhood reading chez nous) and is a guarantee of entertainment but, this being a modest second-class offering, the results are milder than other more fondly-remembered adventures of theirs. The action is there but performed with little panache and even a curious lethargy in spots but the film's handsome look goes a long way in compensating for this shortcoming, as does the cast: John Derek makes an attractive lead (even though Diane Lynn's bland heroine is another liability), George Macready a smarmy tyrant (eventually being forced by Robin's deeds to sign the all-important historical document of the Magna Carta), Paul Cavanaugh an oily henchman, Billy House a jovial friar but the film's major claim to fame is surely the fact that Alan Hale reprises (for the third and last time – sadly, this was his last film) his trademark role of Little John. This was Columbia's second of three similarly-titled Robin Hood-themed pictures – made in between THE BANDIT OF SHERWOOD FOREST (1946; which had Cornel Wilde playing Robin Jr.) and Hammer's disappointing SWORDS OF SHERWOOD FOREST (1960; with Richard Greene reprising his popular TV incarnation); there was even THE SON OF ROBIN HOOD (1958; starring David Hedison) but it was the product of a different studio.

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