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Miss Robin Hood (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 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.

Director:

John Guillermin

Writers:

Reed De Rouen (story) (as Reed de Rouen), Geoffrey Orme (treatment) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margaret Rutherford ... Miss Honey
Richard Hearne Richard Hearne ... Henry Wrigley
Edward Lexy ... Wilson
Fanny Rowe Fanny Rowe ... Marion (as Frances Rowe)
Michael Medwin ... Ernest
Eunice Gayson ... Pam
Sidney James ... Sidney
Dora Bryan ... Pearl
Eric Berry Eric Berry ... Lord Otterbourne
Russell Waters Russell Waters ... Bunyan
Peter Jones ... Cyril Lidstone
Reg Varney Reg Varney ... Dennis
Susanne Gibbs Susanne Gibbs ... Sue (as Suzanne Gibbs)
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ... Accident Policeman (as Francis de Wolff)
James Robertson Justice ... The MacAlister
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1953 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Group 3 See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. See more »

Quotes

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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Out on it's own in the comedy category.
11 February 2006 | by filoshagratSee all my reviews

Charming it is but the comedy's scarce. Just about all of this film leaves you wondering what went on. The plot is patchy to say the least, and the film doesn't seem to have the cohesion of other early British comedies you find these stars in. It came across as a complete mish-mash of experimentalism and surrealism, leaving you thinking everyone involved in it was on an illegal substance. Looking at what the director went on to do in his career, this film can be forgiven for being an example of early directorial teeth-cutting.

Margaret Rutherford was well cast, but it felt the director somewhat smothered her talents and over did the 'dotty' approach (and where did all the kids come from giving you that 'St.Trinians' feel in the last 5 minutes?). Richard Hearne left me wishing they had cast someone, not only with a personality, but with a skill for improving a lacklustre dialogue - Alastair Sim could have really done something to improve this film. And Sid James waddling along always moaning about his 'KNITTING'? - I ask you!. As for the Police? They would have been better cast in The Wizard of Oz as the Wicked Witch's bodyguard.

For individual talent, this film was interesting for observing what the cast can do on screen as an alternative to how you have normally seen them. As a film on the whole, it's pretty bad. I would say it's a cross between anything made by Fritz Lang and whoever came up with On The Buses. It just leaves you feeling slightly uncomfortable.

Get it just for the library, and leave it there.


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