Columbia Pictures' 1948 B-movie The Prince of Thieves, starring Jon Hall and Patricia Morison, comes to us on DVD as sort of a cash-in effort over the release of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood (2010). The movie was shot in Cinecolor, a sub-standard process used for lower-budgeted productions that actually comes out as quite adequate here; none of the colors threaten to leap off the screen, in the manner of the DVD of The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (which was shot in Technicolor), but apart from a slight dullishness to some of the tones, the full-screen (1.33-to-1) picture is bright and clean, with no significant fading. The soundtrack is also set at a fairly high volume level, and the dozen chapters are more than adequate for a movie that doesn't run too much more than an hour. The viewing is good fun, and that's the most that can be said for the movie, whose most unusual feature is the casting of Patricia Morison as a surprisingly acerbic Lady Marian -- she would become a star on Broadway less than a year later in Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, as a shrewish actress. The disc opens to a simple two-layer menu that is easy to use, and there are no extras apart from an extended trailer focusing on the classic Columbia Pictures library, and a trailer for A Knight's Tale (2001).