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The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Family | 26 June 1952 (USA)
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With King Richard away at the crusades, Prince John rules England with an iron fist and tasks the Sheriff of Nottingham with the collection of high taxes and the capture of outlaw Robin Hood.

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writer:

Lawrence Edward Watkin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Todd ... Robin Hood
Joan Rice ... Maid Marian
Peter Finch ... Sheriff of Nottingham
James Hayter ... Friar Tuck
James Robertson Justice ... Little John
Martita Hunt ... Queen Eleanor
Hubert Gregg ... Prince John
Bill Owen ... Stutely
Reginald Tate Reginald Tate ... Hugh Fitzooth
Elton Hayes Elton Hayes ... Allan-a-Dale
Anthony Eustrel ... Archbishop of Canterbury
Patrick Barr ... King Richard
Anthony Forwood ... Will Scarlet
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Much the Miller
Michael Hordern ... Scathelock
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Storyline

Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father's death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing. Written by McGinty <McGinty@aol.com>

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An all-live-action picture.


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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Robin Hood See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,578,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Unusually for many of the Robin Hood films, some scenes were actually filmed in the real Sherwood Forest. See more »

Goofs

When Robin falls off the drawbridge into the moat, an arrow can be seen floating near him before anyone has shot at him. See more »

Quotes

Maid Marian: So it's goodbye again.
Robin Hood: It will always be goodbye till King Richard returns.
Maid Marian: I fear so. Do you remember the day we said goodbye at Huntington?
Robin Hood: I do.
Maid Marian: And you were wishing to join the crusade and go to the Holy Land.
Robin Hood: Yes.
Maid Marian: It's well for England that you didn't.
Robin Hood: I wonder.
Maid Marian: You're serving your king better here, Robin Fitzooth.
Robin Hood: Thank you, my lady.
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Connections

Version of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Sing Low, Come Sing High
(uncredited)
Written by Elton Hayes and Lawrence Edward Watkin (as L.E. Watkin)
Sung by Elton Hayes
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A very pleasant, uncomplicated film.
15 March 2003 | by rly347See all my reviews

This was an outstanding film, with superb acting, a wonderful musical score, and colourful scenes that unfold from the Disney picture book of life in the middle ages. I remember seeing it around 1956 as a 10 yer old, and was fascinated by the lives of the outlaws, sheltering in the glades of Sherwood Forest from the wicked Prince John and his cunning assistant the Sheriff of Nottingham.

The script was tight and delivered in impeccable olde English by actors who often went on to become household names in the acting profession later on in life. The beautiful scenes of woodland glades, the sun shimmering brightly as it cascaded through the trees into the outlaws' camp, brought to life the story of their fight for freedom and justice, and added a strangely surreal visual effect.

There are a number of memorable scenes, friar tuck singing with himself as he munched his capon pie among the most notable. The most captivating for me, however, was the sight of Tuck walking behind Robin and Marian out of an eerie Sherwood Forest, with the lilt of Alan A Dale's voice as he sang a pleasant, melodic little tune .

Yes, a very pleasant, uncomplicated film.


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