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Miss Robin Hood (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 8 June 1953 (USA)
Henry Wrigley is happy writing stories for a children's' comic. Then he meets Miss Honey, who encourages him to go into minor crime.

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Miss Honey
Richard Hearne ...
Henry Wrigley
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The Macalister
Edward Lexy ...
Wilson
Fanny Rowe ...
Marion (as Frances Rowe)
Michael Medwin ...
Ernest
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Pam
Sidney James ...
Sidney
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Pearl
Eric Berry ...
Russell Waters ...
Bunyan
Peter Jones ...
Cyril Lidstone
Reg Varney ...
Dennis
Susanne Gibbs ...
Sue (as Suzanne Gibbs)
Francis De Wolff ...
Accident Policeman
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Henry Wrigley is happy writing stories for a children's' comic. Then he meets Miss Honey, who encourages him to go into minor crime.

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Miss Honey quotes William Shakespeare, "By the pricking of my thumbs . . . ". The quote is from "Macbeth", Act IV, scene 1. See more »

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Sue: Daddy?
Henry Wrigley: Yes, poppet?
Sue: You know I like to help you with your work.
Henry Wrigley: Oh, but you do. Any suggestions?
Sue: Well, in this week's for instance, Miss Robin Hood says "Golly, here's the police"
Henry Wrigley: Yes, she seems to say that every week, doesn't she?
Sue: Well, that part's all right. It's just that well, we don't say "golly" any more.
Henry Wrigley: Oh, what do you say?
Sue: Anything, like "crumbs" or "gosh"
Henry Wrigley: You mean "golly" is considered old-fashioned?
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Decidedly odd
19 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An entertaining film, with some splendid moments, but it would be very interesting to see who it was aimed at. Ealing's 'Hue and Cry' is perhaps the greatest film in this post-war nostalgic genre of kids-film-for-adults; this is a long way short of that, although using the same conceit of a timid writer of a kids' thriller story having to turn detective himself. Unlike 'Hue and Cry' the crime isn't really a crime, and the danger is more perceived than real. And again unlike 'Hue and Cry', this film isn't quite sure whether it is appealing to children or to adults. Margaret Rutherford is strangely creepy as Miss Honey, and the fantasy elements of the story misfire. The best sequences are the realistic adult world, of Henry Wrigley's family and his relationship with his wife, two daughters and Michael Medwin as a wet boyfriend of the elder daughter (improving himself through learning the encyclopedia), his work-life with his two assistants, or his lunchtime conversations with Dora Bryan as a friendly barmaid. The Oz-like message, that the lives we have are better than our fantasies or dreams, is certainly reinforced by the comparative failure to motivate Miss Honey's subversive, childlike view. Still, good fun, with several good comic moments.


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