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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 ...
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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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Bizarre post war suburban fantasy
8 February 2003 | by (Nottingam, UK) – See all my reviews

A wonderful and truly under rated gem for adults of all ages. The humble writer,Wrigley (Hearne), at a large newspaper creates the adventures of Miss Robin Hood on a weekly basis.It's a comic strip for kids and depicts a modern day young woman as the Hood character who robs from the rich and is always aided by teenage school girls.

When the new owner of the Newspaper decides to drop Miss Robin Hood, the writer storms out of his job.All seems bleak until Miss Honey (Rutherford) appears, an eccentric elderly lady who runs a home for orphaned kids (?) on Hampstead Heath.She insists that only he can help her against the evil Macallister.After reading how Miss Robin Hood can crack open safes,she's convinced that Wrigley can help her retrieve a secret family recipe used in "Honeycup", a scotch based drink with an extra special ingrediant that causes a sensational feeling of wellbeing, from the Macallister (James Robertson Justice).Wrigley unwittingly agrees. The ingrediant is stolen from the Macallister's safe and Wrigley finds himself caught up in an exciting game of cat and mouse with the Macallister, Scotland Yard and the Newspaper Editor.

Great performances from the kids,Hearne, Rutherford, Dora Bryan and an unusually playful Robertson Justice. Sid James also makes an early appearence as Miss Honey's driver. Surely a classic destined for DVD release?


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