While King Richard is away at the Crusades, some Nottingham nobles and their Sheriff plot to confiscate estates of fallen Crusaders but Robin Hood and Maid Marian foil their plan.


Terence Fisher


Alan Hackney (screenplay by)





Complete credited cast:
Richard Greene ... Robin Hood
Peter Cushing ... Sheriff of Nottingham
Niall MacGinnis ... Friar Tuck (as Niall McGinnis)
Richard Pasco ... Edward, Earl of Newark
Jack Gwillim ... Archbishop of Canterbury Hubert Walter
Sarah Branch Sarah Branch ... Maid Marian Fitzwalter
Nigel Green ... Little John
Vanda Godsell ... The Prioress
Edwin Richfield ... The Sheriff's Lieutenant
Charles Lamb Charles Lamb ... Old Bowyer
Dennis Lotis ... Alan A'Dale


The sheriff of Nottingham plots to confiscate the estate of the Lord of Bortrey, who has died on Crusade. The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks against this plot, and the sheriff plans to eliminate him. Robin Hood pretends to undertake the assassination of the Archbishop for the plotters; Maid Marion, meeting him thinks him the leader of a gang of murderers, and leads him into a trap. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Desmond Llewelyn, Nigel Green, Richard Pasco, Brian Rawlinson, Charles Lamb and Ivor Collin all appeared in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955) whilst Terence Fisher directed eleven episodes of the series. See more »


Early in the film Robin is dressed in brown when he meets with the sheriff and Maid Marion.He rides away and arrive at the outlaws camp and now has a green vest over his original costume. See more »


Sheriff of Nottingham: This is not a game, Madam, I'm dealing with criminals!
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Crazy Credits

The movie begins and ends with a short song so as to be consistent with the TV series. The song at the end of the movie goes like this: "Friar Tuck his blessing now will give,/The outlaws spare the poor, /And Robin Hood and Marion live/In Sherwood evermore." See more »


Version of Robin Hood (1991) See more »


Composed by Stanley Black
Sung by Dennis Lotis (uncredited)
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Men in Green
27 March 2020 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

The second of three Hammer versions of Robin Hood, which provides posterity with a record of Richard Greene in colour and out in the open air surrounded by real trees amid the very green woodland of County Wicklow (this having been shot at Ardmore Studios in Dublin rather than Bray; which is one reason why it doesn't resemble a typical Hammer production).

Only Greene repeats his role from the tv series, with fifties crooner Denis Lotis making a guest appearance singing a couple of ballads as Alan-a-Dale; while Lady Marian is a platinum blonde in a purple top who in this telling he meets for the first time skinny dipping (what else?). Hammer's most obvious contribution to the casting is Peter Cushing as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Oliver Reed as a saturnine, backstabbing (literally) heavy (Derren Nesbitt being cast against type as one of the merrie men; and Vanda Godsell even more against type as the prioress of a nunnery).

Also characteristic of Hammer is their enterprising commissioning of composer Alun Hoddinott, whose sole score for a feature film this is.

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25 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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