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Son of Robin Hood (1958)

Approved | | Adventure | July 1959 (USA)
Robin Hood's dead and an English nobleman wants to rule England. So, it's up to his surviving merrymen to save England. However, they need a leader and learn that Robin had a son and is ... See full summary »

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(original story and screenplay) (as George George), (original story and screenplay) (as George Slavin)
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Jamie (as Al Hedison)
June Laverick ...
Deering
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Des Roches
Marius Goring ...
Chester
Philip Friend ...
Dorchester
Delphi Lawrence ...
Sylvia
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Alan A Dale (as George Colouris)
George Woodbridge ...
Humphrey Lestocq ...
Blunt
Noel Hood ...
Prioress
Shelagh Fraser ...
Constance
Jack Lambert ...
Oliver Johnston ...
Apothecary
Russell Napier ...
Squire Myles
Alastair Hunter ...
1st Woodsman
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Robin Hood's dead and an English nobleman wants to rule England. So, it's up to his surviving merrymen to save England. However, they need a leader and learn that Robin had a son and is coming to continue his father's work. However, it turns out that his son is actually a daughter... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Arqueiro Misterioso - O Filho de Robin Hood  »

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Throughout the film there are scenes featuring an exterior shot of the front of Des Roches' castle. Every time we see this, there is a horse and rider standing near the main entrance. This horse never moves and is always in exactly the same position, revealing it to be part of the painted backdrop. See more »

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Should have been adopted
28 August 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

SON OF ROBIN HOOD is a cheapjack addition to the Robin Hood franchise which, despite plentiful action sequences, is largely a somewhat laughable viewing experience and more often than not a bore. The film is set some twenty years after the Robin Hood story and sees David Hedison adopting the moniker of the son of Robin Hood, even though he's actually not; Hood's offspring was a daughter, not a son.

Confused yet? It doesn't really matter. There's a girl to romance, some hijinks to be had in Sherwood Forest, and a Sheriff of Nottingham-alike and his men to fight and pierce with arrows. This film looks and feels very cheap with cardboard walls, painted backgrounds, and a general fake feel. I was surprised to see that it was made in England as it has more of a stylised, fantasy Hollywood feel and is no patch on the similar, more grounded efforts that Hammer put out around the same time such as THE SWORD OF SHERWOOD FOREST.

Hedison never really convinces as an outlaw hero and it's fair to say that the majority of the cast members simply go through the motions. The only one I really liked was George Woodbridge, who makes a decent stab at the character of Little John. Marius Goring and George Coulouris show up in support too. The direction is very poor with plenty of continuity errors and the like which constantly distract the viewer, although the climactic sword fight isn't bad in a "let's rip off THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD" type way.


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