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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

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Errol Flynn Errol Flynn
Robin Hood
Olivia de Havilland Olivia de Havilland
Maid Marian
Basil Rathbone Basil Rathbone
Sir Guy of Gisbourne
Claude Rains Claude Rains
Prince John
Patric Knowles Patric Knowles
Will Scarlett
Eugene Pallette Eugene Pallette
Friar Tuck
Alan Hale Alan Hale
Little John
Melville Cooper Melville Cooper
High Sheriff of Nottingham


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The definitive, quintessential swashbuckler!

12 years, 11 months ago at Nov 10 10:00
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Maid Marian: "Why, you speak treason!"
Robin Hood: "Fluently."

Even after numerous decades and incalculable subsequent retellings of the Robin Hood legend, Warner Bros.' 1938 production of The Adventures of Robin Hood is still the definitive filmic retelling of the swashbuckling hero. Whether or not you're accustomed to this wonderful 1938 production, you'll discover everythi... read more

A robbing you will never forget from the Hood...

12 years, 11 months ago at Nov 10 12:46
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''Now some of you might think that our loyal host intended this treasure for the coffers of Prince John, instead of to ransom the king- and you'd be right. But a strange thing happened. A change of heart overtook him in the forest and there it is safe and sound!''


When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord ... read more

Perfectly Perfected Perfection

8 years, 2 months ago at Aug 8 22:18
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I’ve long considered reviewing this movie before but it’s hard to do it justice. For my money, The Adventures of Robin Hood is just too dam perfect a film, every element fits together to an nth degree; I could put this movie under the microscope and not find a single thing I dislike about it. Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Claude Raines as the villains, the Technicolor, t... read more
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Based on the well-known English legend, Robin of Locksley is a noble who is forced to become an outlaw when Prince John the usurper tries to take the throne from his absent brother. He flees to Sherwood forest where he gathers together his Merry Men and is called Robin Hood. He begins to rob the rich and give back to the poor, the townsfolk that are heavily-taxed by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Meanwhile he still has to defend the throne, and woo Maid Marian.
Release date: 14 May 1938
UPC: 012569513129
Tags: Action (17), Adventure (15), Romance (12), Medieval (12), 1930s (12), Robin Hood (11), 1938 (9), Historical (8), Archery (8), Prince (7), Treason (7), England (6), Rebel (6), Castle (5), Forest (5), Robbery (5), Swashbuckler (5), Arrow (4), Middle Ages (4), King (4)
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"With Richard the Lionheart (Ian Hunter) away with the Crusades, Prince John (Claude Rains) is the incumbent ruler of the English throne and has proposed an increase to house taxation. Upon hearing of the robbing from peasant villages, Sherwood outlaw Robin of Locksley (Errol Flynn), John Little (Alan Hale, Sr.), Friar Tuck (Eugene Pallette), Will Scarlet (Patric Knowles) and the other Merry Men must steal back the riches, fight Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone) and the Sheriff of Nottingham (Mel"


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"“‘Welcome to Sherwood Forest!’ – it’s one of those fantastic, iconic moments in film. I love the scene where Robin Hood comes into the castle all alone. He has a bow and some arrows. He’s asked to dinner, there are at least a hundred people there; they’re going to trap him…and make it out.” - Carrie Fisher “This has to be one of my favorite movies of all time. It never gets tiresome. It’s the definitive romantic adventures with a swashbuckling hero and beautiful maiden, i"


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"I have always loved the story of Robin Hood since I was a child. However, few filmic attempts to capture the essence of what struck a chord with me about this legend have been particularly successful. While I loved the Disney animated version as a child (and still do, incidentally), live action efforts like 'Robin and Marian' or 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' left much to be desired. My favourite Robin Hood related offerings were invariably parodies like Tony Robinson's brilliant children's TV "


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