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Robin Hood
     

Robin Hood

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Director: Allan Dwan

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Beery, Sam de Grasse

 

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Douglas Fairbanks stars as the titular hero in this silent 1922 version of Robin Hood, which comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials

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Douglas Fairbanks stars as the titular hero in this silent 1922 version of Robin Hood, which comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this Image title should still be of interest to any film lover.

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All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood is one of the silent era's best adventure films, a grandly staged epic that represents the height of production values for films of the early 1920s. Although by no means the first film version of the Robin Hood legends, it crystallized for 20th century audiences the popular elements of the Robin Hood stories. The film is a pure star vehicle for Douglas Fairbanks, who also had a direct hand in writing and producing it. He is showcased to great effect in some of the finest stunts and action sequences of the silent era. As with the later Errol Flynn version of the same story, the heroes are very heroic and there is no moral ambiguity. The sets are of particular note. The castle alone was more expensive to build than many films of the early 1920s cost to produce.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/1999
UPC:
0738329011628
Original Release:
1922
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
2:00:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Douglas Fairbanks The Earl of Huntingdon/Robin Hood
Wallace Beery Richard I the Lionheart
Sam de Grasse Prince John
Enid Bennett Maid Marian
Paul Dickey Sir Guy of Gisbourne
William Lowery The High Sheriff of Nottingham
Roy Coulson The King's Jester
Billie Bennett Lady Marian's Serving Woman
Wilson Benge Henchman to Prince John
Willard Louis Friar Tuck
Alan Hale Little John
Maine Geary Will Scariett
Lloyd Talman Alan a Dale
Merrill McCormick Henchmen to Prince John

Technical Credits
Allan Dwan Director
Wilfred Buckland Art Director
Paul Eagler Special Effects
Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
Douglas Fairbanks Producer,Screenwriter
Edward M. Langley Art Director
Mitchell Leisen Costumes/Costume Designer
William Nolan Editor
Lotta Woods Screenwriter

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Robin Hood 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw pristine prints of the Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn versions of ''Robin Hood'' back to back on a big screen at the Museum of Modern Art last year and was astonished to see that Fairbanks' film was by far the better of the two. It has an altogether different and more vigorous energy swirling through it. The always mesmerizing Wallace Beery in a much larger Richard the Lionheart performance lifts this one into a different category, and Fairbanks has a flair in this part that Flynn, a much weaker actor, simply cannot match. In one scene, Fairbanks actually SKIPS euphorically through the forest, something one can't possibly imagine Flynn pulling off while retaining his he-man status.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only people who would even consider Fairbanks' portrayal superior to Flynn's are the deaf and blind. Flynn's Robin has fantastic Technicolor photography, beautiful set decorations, gorgeous costumes, great dialogue, a classic music score, and most of all - Errol Flynn. Better than Flynn? No chance.