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The Adventures of Robin Hood

11 Ratings: 4.2
A movie directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley

   Dashing Errol Flynn is the definitive Robin Hood in the most gloriously swashbuckling version of the legendary story. Warner Brothers reunited Michael Curtiz, their top-action director, with the winning team of Flynn and Olivia de Havilland … see full wiki

Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Release Date: 14 May 1938 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG
6 reviews about The Adventures of Robin Hood
Quick Tip by . April 25, 2010
posted in Screen Gems
Still one of the most enjoyable films I've ever seen. A light-hearted & timeless take on the classic adventurer & his merry band of thieves.
review by . November 08, 2009
Wikipedia tells us that the story of Robin Hood has been kicking around for centures. The name itself began kicking around in 1228, but people were probably telling stories about the character for a long time before that.    There's been many iterpretations of the Robin Hood story, including several on film which have varied from poor action adventures (Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves), to weird comedies (Robin Hood - Men in Tights), to an animated version (Disney's Robin Hood), …
review by . May 10, 2009
I have loved the story of Robin Hood for as long as I can remember.  I have read many books & watched many movies based on this legend.  This film is, by far, the best version you will see.  Not only is the story good but this movie is just fun to watch.  The scenery, acting, costumes, etc. all come together to bring this legend to life.      Errol Flynn is the ultimate Robin Hood.  He's handsome, charming, athletic, jovial...everything Robin …
review by . July 31, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
The ultimate Errol Flynn swashbuckler. Olivia de Havilland in all her glory. A milestone in Technicolor photography. THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD is all this and more. Based on the original Robin Hood ballads and stories, we follow Robin Hood (Errol Flynn) as he fights the corrupt rule of Prince John (Claude Rains) and Sir Guy (Basil Rathbone), and wins the fair hand of Lady Marian (Olivia de Havilland).    Warners originally intended ROBIN HOOD to be a vehicle for James Cagney, …
review by . October 07, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Although James Cagney was the original choice, Flynn proved to be the definitive Robin Hood. It is possible but unlikely that a better portrayal of the 12th century folk hero will ever be filmed. The screenplay is based on the works of Sir Walter Scott. The cast is superb. The direction crisp and sure, once Warner Brothers replaced William Keighley with Michael Curtiz. In the latest DVD version, both image and sound are restored to their original clarity. Apparently no expense was spared to give …
review by . January 13, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Recipe for the greatest swashbuckler movie ever:START WITH: One of the most enduring legends of the western world that has appealed to people for centuries.ADD: The best swashbuckling actor of your time as your lead Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)COMBINE WITH: An actress who is not only his historial leading lady, but a fine and strong actress in her own right opposite him as Maid Marion (Olivia De Havilland)SEPERATE: him from the villians written well and played by two of the better actors of their time. …
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