Robin Hood: A Cinematic History of the English Outlaw and His Scottish Counterparts

Robin Hood: A Cinematic History of the English Outlaw and His Scottish Counterparts

by Scott Allen Nollen

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ISBN-13: 9780786437573
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/17/2008
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Scott Allen Nollen was educated in film and history at the University of Iowa. He has written and edited more than 40 books on the history of film, literature and music.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Preface 1



Part I: Robin Hood in History 5

1. Sad Stories of the Death of Kings (1066–1276) 7

Early Outlaws of England 10

The End of Norman Rule 13

Richard the Lionheart 13

King John 18

Robert Hod, Outlaw, and Other Rebels 19

2. Was Robin Hood a Scot? (1066–1329) 22

The Hammer of the Scots 23

Sir William Wallace 26

Robert the Bruce, King of Scots 36

Wallace, Bruce and Robin Hood 41

3. English Rebels and Hoods (1322–1450) 46



Part II: Robin Hood in Story and Song 51

4. From Minstrel’s Yeoman to Playwright’s Aristocrat (1400–1700) 53

5. Robin Returns to Scotland (1671–1734) 59

The Making of an Outlaw 63

6. Storybook Outlaws (1771–1900) 73

Fascination with Tradition 74

The Scottish Chiefs 75

Rob Roy 76

Ivanhoe 78



Part III: Robin Hood on the Screena 85

7. Shadows of Sherwood: Early Silent Films (1908–1913) 87

8. No Heavy Footed Englishman: Robin Hood (1922) 89

9. Fluent Treason: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) 99

10. A Round of Robins: Variations on the Legend (1946–1954) 121

Ivanhoe 123

The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men 128

Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue 133

11. Low-Budget Brigands: The Hammer Hoods (1957–1973) 138

12. The Chairman of the Board as the Prince of Thieves: Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964) 147

13. The Revised Robin: Robin and Marian (1976) 157

14. Beverly Hills or Barnesdale? (1991) 169

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 170

Robin Hood 180

Robin Hood: Men in Tights 185

15. Robin’s Caledonian Renaissance (1995) 188

Rob Roy 188

Braveheart 201

16. Wither the Greenwood? 219



Appendix A: Films About the English Robin Hood 223

Appendix B: Films About the “Scottish Robin Hoods” 235

Appendix C: Robin Hood Westerns 241

Chapter Notes 243

Bibliography 249

Index 253

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