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Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama | 25 August 1950 (Finland)
When King John imposes oppressive taxes and cruel treatment upon the local population in medieval England, the son of legendary bandit Robin Hood reforms his father's "Merry Men" to once more rise against the king.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

George Bruce (screen play), Ralph Gilbert Bettison (story) (as Ralph Bettinson)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Derek ... Robin, Earl of Huntington
Diana Lynn ... Lady Marianne de Beaudray
George Macready ... King John
Alan Hale ... Little John
Paul Cavanagh ... Sir Giles
Lowell Gilmore ... Count of Flanders
Billy House ... Friar Tuck
Lester Matthews ... Alan-A-Dale
Billy Bevan ... Will Scarlet (as William Bevan)
Wilton Graff ... Baron Fitzwalter
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Archbishop Stephen Langton
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When King John imposes oppressive taxes and cruel treatment upon the local population in medieval England, the son of legendary bandit Robin Hood reforms his father's "Merry Men" to once more rise against the king.

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1950 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

La revanche des gueux See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This movie marks Alan Hale's third film appearance, in three different decades, as Little John. He had previously played the role in Robin Hood (1922) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). The 28 years between his performances in Robin Hood and Rogues is probably the longest period for any actor to appear in the same major role in film history. See more »

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Edited from The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946) See more »

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Spirited and entertaining
9 November 2007 | by golden_yearsSee all my reviews

Gordon Douglas's 1950 dip into the Son of Robin Hood formula turns out to be one of the most spirited and lively of all the swashbuckling Columbia pieces of matinée fodder of their 40s/50s heyday. Gordon Douglas is one of Hollywood's dark horses among genre (mostly action) directors: neither as reflective or consistently stylish in his mise-en-scene as Raoul Walsh nor as spectacular using scarce means as William Witney, his track record in this area is by no means slight. He has made several good westerns (The Doolins of Oklahoma, The Nevadan, The Great Missouri Raid, Only the Valiant, The Charge at Feather River, Yellowstone Kelly, Rio Conchos), two very tough James Cagney vehicles (Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Come Fill the Cup), a science-fiction classic (Them!) and an honorable romantic melodrama as a change of pace (the Doris Day/Frank Sinatra remake of Four Daughters, Young at Heart).

Rogues of Sherwood Forest may not have the voltage of the Errol Flynn/ Olivia De Havilland/Claude Rains/Basil Rathbone combo or even the authentic feel and quirky charm of Disney's Richard Todd/Joan Rice/Peter Finch version; but John Derek's energetic acrobatics, Diana Lynn's fetching and proactive Lady Maryanne, and George Macready's really vicious King John make this humble but red-blooded and fast-moving programmer compulsively watchable during its entire 80 minutes.


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