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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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Details

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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Rutherford & Hearne Shine.
18 March 2010 | by nova-63See all my reviews

You must be a most unpleasant person not to like this little, subversive gem. Hearne plays Wrigley, the writer of an adventure story for girls, called Miss Robin Hood. Miss Robin Hood is a young woman who, aided by schoolgirls, sets out to right wrongs and fight the money grubbing bad guys of the world.

Wrigley is living a sort of mundane existence where he receives little credit from his newspaper bosses and he thinks little of his own creation. He is totally unaware that a group of children and one elderly fan, Miss Honey (Margaret Rutherford), use his stories as a model to live life by. One day, Miss Honey introduces herself and Wrigley is transformed into living for the same ideals as Miss Honey and his own creation, Miss Robin Hood.

The plot isn't really important. Miss Honey and Wrigley team up to snatch an old recipe from a whiskey manufacturer. A recipe that was swiped from Miss Honey's family years before. Throughout the film, Miss Honey and Mr. Wrigley battle big business, and the management at the newspaper. They fight for what they believe in and making money is not one of them. Subtle little things, like Miss Honey's charm with the pigeons, constantly remind the viewer of the pure ideals of a child and how they are superior to the views of the world of an adult.

Miss Rutherford is a true joy. What a wonderful eccentric she was, and like Miss Honey (and Miss Robin Hood) the world can use more just like them.


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