The Story of Robin Hood

Overview

Better known as The Story of Robin Hood, this colorful costume adventure was the second made-in-Britain production for Hollywood's Walt Disney. Avoiding the familiar episodes covered in previous "Robin Hood" films, this Disney effort still manages to adhere to the basic chronology. Richard Todd stars as the Earl of Huntington, who loses his title and his lands after besting the despotic Sheriff of Nottingham Peter Finch at an archery tournament. Reinventing himself as Robin Hood, our hero rounds up other victims ...
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Overview

Better known as The Story of Robin Hood, this colorful costume adventure was the second made-in-Britain production for Hollywood's Walt Disney. Avoiding the familiar episodes covered in previous "Robin Hood" films, this Disney effort still manages to adhere to the basic chronology. Richard Todd stars as the Earl of Huntington, who loses his title and his lands after besting the despotic Sheriff of Nottingham Peter Finch at an archery tournament. Reinventing himself as Robin Hood, our hero rounds up other victims of the oppression of the Sheriff and his dictatorial liege Prince John Hubert Gregg, and thus the "Merry Men" are born. Robbing the rich to give to the poor, Robin manages to elude the villains and to prove his loyalty to John's brother Richard the Lionhearted Patrick Barr by raising the money for Richard's ransom. The Queen Martita Hunt is to deliver the ransom to Richard's Austrian captors, but Prince John schemes to steal the money and place the blame on Robin Hood. Maid Marian Joan Rice gets wind of this plan but is locked in John's dungeon before she can warn Robin and his men. How can virtue triumph with these odds? But triumph it does, as everyone in the audience knew it would. The success of The Story of Robin Hood inspired Disney to produce two additional British films, The Sword and the Rose and Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Robin Hood has been the star of seemingly countless film versions, and if The Story of Robin Hood is not the very best of them, it's still a very winning, thoroughly enjoyable medieval romp. Children have always been fascinated by the story of the outlaw who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, and this Disney telling is one that younger audiences especially will embrace. The film moves at a fast clip, and does a fine job of alternating the more serious moments with ones of high action and adventure. Hood also is good at creating some new takes on what is, after all, a rather familiar tale. The framing device of traveling minstrel Alan O'Dale relating the story is a nice touch, and using "whistling" arrows as a means of communication is clever. Even the traditional "arrow splitting another arrow at the bulls-eye" routine has a little twist. Hood does pale next to the classic Adventures of Robin Hood in terms of its cast, which is quite certainly good but also quite certainly not up to the exquisite level of Errol Flynn and company. Nonetheless, Richard Todd is a winning (if slightly built) Robin, Joan Rice pleases as Marian, Peter Finch is quite evil as is required of the Sheriff and James Robertson Justice is a delightful Little John. It's also noteworthy that this film version gives a larger role to Queen Eleanor (well played by Martita Hunt), who is not usually the focus of much attention in Robin Hood stories.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2009
  • UPC: 786936791327
  • Original Release: 1952
  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 1,741

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Bill Owen Stutely
Hubert Gregg Prince John
Michael Hordern Scathelock
Patrick Barr Richard I the Lionheart
Reginald Tate Hugh Fitzooth
Hal Osmond Midge the Miller
Clement McCallin Earl of Huntingdon
Louise Hampton Tyb
Anthony Eustrel Archbishop of Canterbury
Anthony Forwood Will Scarlett
John Brooking
Ivan Craig
David Davies Forester
Archie Duncan Red Gill
Richard Graydon
Geoffrey Lumsden
John J. Martin
Charles Perry
Ewen Solon
Julian Somers Posse Leader
Jack Taylor The Merrie Men
Bill Travers Posse Man
Elton Hayes Allan-a-Dale
Technical Credits
Ken Annakin Director
Carmen Dillon Art Director
Guy Green Cinematographer
Arthur Lawson Art Director
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Clifton Parker Score Composer
Perce Pearce Producer
Gordon Pilkington Editor
Geoffrey Rodway Makeup
Lawrence Edward Watkin Screenwriter
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