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The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Family | 26 June 1952 (USA)
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With King Richard away at the crusades, Prince John rules England with an iron fist and tasks the Sheriff of Nottingham with the collection of high taxes and the capture of outlaw Robin Hood.

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writer:

Lawrence Edward Watkin (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Todd ... Robin Hood
Joan Rice ... Maid Marian
Peter Finch ... Sheriff of Nottingham
James Hayter ... Friar Tuck
James Robertson Justice ... Little John
Martita Hunt ... Queen Eleanor
Hubert Gregg ... Prince John
Bill Owen ... Stutely
Reginald Tate ... Hugh Fitzooth
Elton Hayes ... Allan-a-Dale
Anthony Eustrel ... Archbishop of Canterbury
Patrick Barr ... King Richard
Anthony Forwood ... Will Scarlet
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Much the Miller
Michael Hordern ... Scathelock
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Storyline

Young Robin Hood (Richard Todd), in love with Maid Marian (Joan Rice), enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home, his father is murdered by henchmen of Prince John (Hubert Gregg). Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father's death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing. Written by McGinty <McGinty@aol.com>

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Trivia

This is Disney's first of two Robin Hood movies. The second was Robin Hood (1973). See more »

Goofs

When Robin falls off the drawbridge into the moat, an arrow can be seen floating near him before anyone has shot at him. See more »

Quotes

Maid Marian: [dressed as a page boy being held back by Little John] Let me go, you monster! Let me go!
Robin Hood: Hey, John. Give me that lad.
Maid Marian: [Marian is tossed to Robin] Let me down, you... you white faced...
Robin Hood: Well, you're a pretty lad and sweetly tempered. Like a lady I used to know.
Maid Marian: And I used to know a gentleman called Robin Fitzooth who would scorn to be a common thief.
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Connections

Version of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Riddle De Diddle De Day
(uncredited)
Music by George Wyle
Lyrics by Eddie Pola
Sung by Elton Hayes
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A Ripping Good Version of the Robin Hood Tale!
3 May 2009 | by GunnSee all my reviews

This was the first version of Robin Hood that I and my siblings saw, so we judged other versions based on this Disney take. I was 9 when I saw it with my younger brother. We loved the whistling arrows warning system used in this film and we found Richard Todd, a dashing, swashbuckling Robin, in fact we became huge fans of all his works. One of our favorites was Disney's "Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue" actually filmed in Scotland. Disney was not a miser when it came to his "pet projects" and Rob Roy was one of them. The Story of Robin Hood was no exception and it was filmed on location in England, even though some shots look like matte prints. The cast, too was impressive, with James Robertson Justice a perfect, burly 'Little John', Martita Hunt as Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, James Hayter a robust 'Friar Tuck', Peter Finch as the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham, Elton Hale a charming 'Allan-a-Dale', the great Michael Hordern in a small role as 'Scathelock' and Bill Owen as 'Stutely'. The production is top notch and the film very memorable, and to me, very nostalgic.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$4,578,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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