The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men

The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men

Ken Annakin (1952)

U Certificate


Our Score
This may not hold a candle to the Errol Flynn version, but the authentic English locations and fine Technicolor photography make it excellent family entertainment. Richard Todd enjoys himself as the famous outlaw, but is up against strong competition from Peter Finch as the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham and the delightful Hubert Gregg, cast against type as the evil King John. There's light-hearted humour, a tuneful Allan-a-Dale and some lively swordfights. It's produced by Walt Disney, who later made a cartoon version, and briskly directed by the highly professional Ken Annakin (Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines).


A noble archer attends a royal contest, but on the way home his father is murdered by henchmen of the wicked King John. He assumes the life of an outlaw, gathering a band of followers in Sherwood Forest and fighting to bring justice to the over-taxed poor and avenge his father's death. Adventure, starring Richard Todd, Joan Rice and Peter Finch.

Cast & Crew

Robin Hood Richard Todd
Maid Marian Joan Rice
Sheriff of Nottingham Peter Finch
Friar Tuck James Hayter
Little John James Robertson-Justice
Queen Eleanor Martita Hunt
Prince John Hubert Gregg
Stutely Bill Owen
Hugh Fitzooth Reginald Tate
Director Ken Annakin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company Ltd