Movie Review: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)


Producer:  Hal B. Wallis, Henry Blanke
Director:  Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
Writer:  Norman Reilly Raine, Seton I. Miller, Rowland Leigh
Cast:  Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Alan Hale, Sr.,  Patric Knowles, Eugene Pallette

Plot:  While Richard the Lionheart is off fighting the crusades, his brother Prince John takes advantage of his absence to rob from the Saxons dwelling in England.  One knight, Robert Locksley, stands against this injustice and leads a group of men against those that would oppress the Saxons.  
Of all the Robin Hoods movies in all the world I love this movie.  It is the most colorful, eye catching version of the story.  Pure escapism at its finest.  The heroes are heroic, the villains villainous.  Swordplay, archery, quarter staffs, dunking in water, witty banter, and a great movie score!  This is out on DVD I think I paid five dollars for it well worth the price.

Five Stars. 

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