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Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, History | 25 January 1961 (USA)
While King Richard is away at the Crusades, some Nottingham nobles and their Sheriff plot to confiscate estates of fallen Crusaders but Robin Hood and Maid Marian foil their plan.

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The sheriff of Nottingham plots to confiscate the estate of the Lord of Bortrey, who has died on Crusade. The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks against this plot, and the sheriff plans to eliminate him. Robin Hood pretends to undertake the assassination of the Archbishop for the plotters; Maid Marion, meeting him thinks him the leader of a gang of murderers, and leads him into a trap. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Oliver Reed's voice is not heard; he's dubbed throughout by another (anonymous) actor attempting to sound like Reed's normal voice. Reed's own voice is heard in the film's trailer, where he adopts a very camp lisping French accent. See more »

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In one scene, Robin is asked to shoot at a pumpkin. Pumpkins are a New World squash; the earliest references to Robin Hood are from about 1228, well before Columbus' voyage. See more »

Crazy Credits

The movie begins and ends with a short song so as to be consistent with the TV series. The song at the end of the movie goes like this: "Friar Tuck his blessing now will give,/The outlaws spare the poor, /And Robin Hood and Marion live/In Sherwood evermore." See more »

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Version of Robin and Marian (1976) See more »

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Composed by Stanley Black
Sung by Dennis Lotis (uncredited)
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Pass the time if its raining
18 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm a great fan of Robin Hood and maybe being too critical of this film given its time of making. But it was hard work, it reminded me of a school play, it was enjoyable purely from a look back at how they used to do films sort of way. Peter Cushing and Oliver Reed will certainly have looked back at this film and have a quiet chuckle on how bad it was and ameteur. I'm trying not to be too critical and let it get away with being an innocent and OK film but the more i think about it the more i find myself wandering why i bothered to watch it. I suppose the reason being that after watching an hour i thought i might as well see it through. The language sorted of drifted from modern day to olde English, if its raining and there's nothing else to watch then give it a go but don't get too comfy or you will drift off.


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