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The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)

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Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes ... See full summary »

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Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father's death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing. Written by McGinty <McGinty@aol.com>

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This was Disney's first take on the Robin Hood legend, which was made with British funds that had been frozen during World War II. See more »

Goofs

In one scene Maid Marian is wearing a dress with a zipper in the back. Zippers weren't invented for another thirteen centuries. See more »

Quotes

Maid Marian: [dressed as a page boy being held back by Little John] Let me go, you monster! Let me go!
Robin Hood: Hey, John. Give me that lad.
Maid Marian: [Marian is tossed to Robin] Let me down, you... you white faced...
Robin Hood: Well, you're a pretty lad and sweetly tempered. Like a lady I used to know.
Maid Marian: And I used to know a gentleman called Robin Fitzooth who would scorn to be a common thief.
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Version of Robin Hood (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Whistle My Love
Music by George Wyle
Lyrics by Eddie Pola
Sung by Elton Hayes
Also Sung by The Beaver Valley Sweethearts
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A fine retelling of a classic favorite
2 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As with 1938's "The Adventures of Robin Hood" w/ Errol Flynn and Olivia de Haviland Disney tries at making it's own version of the famous Robin Hood legend and succeeds admirably! Richard Todd is the perfect Robin Hood being a classic 1950s heartthrob and sporting a 50s haircut to boot and Joan Rice is a sweet and convincing Maid Marian. The script also presents a clever touch at including a wandering minstrel who weaves the story together in song. The only flaw I found was the overly-bright lighting causing the cinematography to be suffering a budget. But other than that, "The Story of Robin Hood" is very well-written, well-directed, well-acted and well worth the purchase of the video.


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