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Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

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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.

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Terence Fisher

Writer:

Alan Hackney (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Greene ... Robin Hood
Peter Cushing ... Sheriff of Nottingham
Niall MacGinnis ... Friar Tuck (as Niall McGinnis)
Richard Pasco 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
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Storyline

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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"NEW and Greatest Adventures of Robin Hood... The World's Most Renowned Swordsman!" See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Schwert des Robin Hood See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolour)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nigel Green (Little John) and Richard Greene (Robin Hood) would both later play Fu Manchu's arch-nemesis Sir Denis Nayland Smith in films starring Christopher Lee as the Chinese criminal mastermind: Green in The Face of Fu Manchu (1965) and Greene in The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968) and The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967). See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Robin is asked to shoot at a pumpkin. Pumpkins are a New World squash; the earliest references to Robin Hood are from about 1228, well before Columbus' voyage. See more »

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 »

Connections

Version of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Songs
Composed by Stanley Black
Sung by Dennis Lotis (uncredited)
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The TV series vs the film...
22 March 2017 | by sykespjSee all my reviews

Judging by existing reviews, individual opinion seems to rely very heavily on the views of fans of the 50s TV series (i.e. old blokes like me), versus those who came in cold and took it on face value. It is important to note that the film was never intended to have any relationship to the TV version. Richard Greene, of course, starred in both... and that's about the extent of it.

The Sapphire Films television series was a whole different kettle of fish. American writers blacklisted in the McCarthy era wrote under pseudonyms and packed the first two seasons with subtle left-wing ideology. The last two seasons fell into a more formulaic adventure groove, but still managed the occasional political overtone.

The movie was typical of the Hammer production philosophy... take what little budget there was, invest heavily in production costs (vivid colour, widescreen ratios), and hire a passable cast with what's leftover (including at least one bonza babe). I'm betting Greene came pretty cheap and had the added bonus of drawing in fans of TV series.

What you see is what you get. It still looks great, the storyline is good enough to last out the whole 77min, and there isn't a political statement in sight. For mine, 6.5 stars out of ten.


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