A Challenge for Robin Hood

A Challenge for Robin Hood

CM Pennington-Richards (1967)

92min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Although it will always be best known for its horrors, Hammer had something of a reputation for swashbuckling in the 1960s. Sadly, this adventure isn't half as much fun as the studio's earlier Robin Hood outings, Men of Sherwood Forest and Sword of Sherwood Forest. Barrie Ingham dons the Lincoln green to take on John Arnatt, here promoted to Sheriff of Nottingham after several seasons playing his scheming deputy in the 1950s TV series. The action is staged with little imagination by director CM Pennington-Richards, but compensation comes in the ample form of James Hayter's Friar Tuck.

Summary

The legendary medieval outlaw is forced to battle his own cousin when the scheming villain seizes control of the hero's rightful inheritance - while the wily Sheriff of Nottingham waits to turn the family feud to his advantage. Action adventure, starring Barrie Ingham, James Hayter, Leon Greene and Gay Hamilton.

Cast & Crew

Robin Barrie Ingham
Friar Tuck James Hayter
Little John Leon Greene
Sheriff of Nottingham John Arnatt
Roger de Courtenay Peter Blythe
Maid Marian Gay Hamilton
Lady Marian Jenny Till
Alan-a-Dale Eric Flynn
Director CM Pennington-Richards
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Hammer Film Prods LtdGuidance: Edited for violence.Available on: DVD
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