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Sword of Sherwood Forest

  • Drama
  • 1960
  • Terence Fisher
  • 76 mins
  • U

Summary

Legendary outlaw hero Robin Hood rallies his merry men to thwart a dastardly plan by the Sheriff of Nottingham to murder the Archbishop of Canterbury, who has denounced the sheriff's plot to confiscate another nobleman's land. Medieval adventure, starring Richard Greene, Peter Cushing, Niall MacGinnis, Richard Pasco, Sarah Branch and Oliver Reed.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

To those of a certain age, Richard Greene was the definitive Robin Hood, ushering in ITV in 1955 in a cleverly cast (though cheaply made) television series with a remarkably catchy theme tune. This is the feature-film spin-off, co-produced by Greene for Hammer Films. Alan Wheatley makes way for Peter Cushing as the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham, and the film is directed by Cushing's old friend and Hammer colleague, Terence Fisher. Technicolor adds some scale, but this is really a cheap and cheerful affair. Look out for a young Oliver Reed.

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Credits

Cast

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Robin HoodRichard Greene
Sheriff of NottinghamPeter Cushing
Friar TuckNiall MacGinnis
Maid Marian FitzwalterSarah Branch
Earl of NewarkRichard Pasco
Little JohnNigel Green
Archbishop of Canterbury, Hubert WalterJack Gwillim
Alan A'DaleDennis Lotis
Wounded travellerDesmond Llewelyn
MeltonOliver Reed

Crew

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DirectorTerence Fisher

Details

Language
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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