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The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men

  • Action
  • Family
  • 1952
  • Ken Annakin
  • 83 mins
  • U

Summary

Adventure starring Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch and James Hayter. When his father is murdered by the evil Prince John, Robin Hood takes up the life of an outlaw and seeks revenge.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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).

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Credits

Cast

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Robin HoodRichard Todd
Maid MarianJoan Rice
Sheriff of NottinghamPeter Finch
Friar TuckJames Hayter
Little JohnJames Robertson-Justice
Queen EleanorMartita Hunt
Prince JohnHubert Gregg
StutelyBill Owen
Hugh FitzoothReginald Tate

Crew

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DirectorKen Annakin

Details

Theatrical distributor
The Walt Disney Company Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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