The Adventures of Robin Hood

directed by Michael Curtiz & William Keighley
Category: "Action/Adventure"
Year of Release:1938
Date Added:09/08/2007
Description:If you are of a certain age, you can recall this movie being played on Sunday afternoons on WGN about every three months.

Errol Flynn ... Robin Hood
Olivia de Havilland ... Maid Marian
Basil Rathbone ... Sir Guy of Gisbourne
Claude Rains ... Prince John
Patric Knowles ... Will Scarlett
Eugene Pallette ... Friar Tuck
Alan Hale ... Little John
Melville Cooper ... High Sheriff of Nottingham
Ian Hunter ... King Richard the Lion-Heart
Una O'Connor ... Bess
My Rating:8

Reviews for The Adventures of Robin Hood

Review - Adventures of Robin Hood, The

This movie is so well known it has become the Robin Hood story.

From IMDB — The Golden Palomino that Olivia de Havilland rides in this film is Trigger, shortly before he became the mount of Roy Rogers. At the time Olivia de Havilland rode the horse, its registered name was "Golden Cloud" and was owned by Hudkins Stables, an outfit that leased horses and Western equipment for films. Roy Rogers bought Golden Cloud for $2,500. Character actor Smiley Burnette, who was Roy's sidekick in his early movies, suggested the name of "Trigger" to Roy, as the horse was "quick-on-the-trigger". Roy rode Trigger in his first starring Western, Under Western Stars (1938).

From IMDB — Heavily padded stunt players and actors were paid $150 per arrow for being shot by professional archer Howard Hill, who also played the captain of the archers, whom Robin Hood defeats in the tournament by splitting his own arrow. Splitting the arrow was Hill's feat, too, done in one take with no trick photography.
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