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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.

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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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$4,578,000
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

James Hayter would play Friar Tuck again 15 years later in A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967). See more »

Goofs

In one scene Maid Marian is wearing a dress with a zipper in the back. Zippers weren't invented for another thirteen centuries. See more »

Quotes

Maid Marian: Just what do you think you are doing?
Robin Hood: Getting up.
Maid Marian: You are not. Come now, a sup of barley broth.
Robin Hood: I'm sick to death of barley broth. And once more I've been bullied long enough by you and that turniped faced friar.
Friar Tuck: Hmph!
Maid Marian: Now you drink this!
Robin Hood: You drink it!
Friar Tuck: [sits on Robin Hood so he can't move] Pour it down his throat.
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Connections

Version of Robin Hood (1912) See more »

Soundtracks

Riddle De Diddle De Day
Music by George Wyle
Lyrics by Eddie Pola
Sung by Elton Hayes
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lovely
30 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

...for many serious reasons. first, for its ingenuity after so many adaptations of the legend of Robin Hood. no the less, for the impressive cast. and for a smart simplicity, remembering the flavour and the spirit of an age of Hollywood. so, a pure lovely film, in which, recognozing the ingredients of the classic story, you discover the youth freshness of a vision about values, virtues and heroes.


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