The Story of Robin Hood

The Story of Robin Hood

Director: Ken Annakin Cast: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch

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Overview

Better known as The Story of Robin Hood, this colorful costume adventure was the second made-in-Britain production for Hollywood's Walt Disney. Avoiding the familiar episodes covered in previous "Robin Hood" films, this Disney effort still manages to adhere to the basic chronology. Richard Todd stars as the Earl of Huntington, who loses his title and his lands after besting the despotic Sheriff of Nottingham (Peter Finch) at an archery tournament. Reinventing himself as Robin Hood, our hero rounds up other victims of the oppression of the Sheriff and his dictatorial liege Prince John (Hubert Gregg), and thus the "Merry Men" are born. Robbing the rich to give to the poor, Robin manages to elude the villains and to prove his loyalty to John's brother Richard the Lionhearted (Patrick Barr) by raising the money for Richard's ransom. The Queen (Martita Hunt) is to deliver the ransom to Richard's Austrian captors, but Prince John schemes to steal the money and place the blame on Robin Hood. Maid Marian (Joan Rice) gets wind of this plan but is locked in John's dungeon before she can warn Robin and his men. How can virtue triumph with these odds? But triumph it does, as everyone in the audience knew it would. The success of The Story of Robin Hood inspired Disney to produce two additional British films, The Sword and the Rose and Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2009
UPC: 0786936791327
Original Release: 1952
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 22,921

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Todd Robin Hood
Joan Rice Maid Marian
Peter Finch Sheriff of Nottingham
James Hayter Friar Tuck
James Robertson Justice Little John
Martita Hunt Queen Eleanor
Bill Owen Stutely
Hubert Gregg Prince John
Michael Hordern Scathelock
Patrick Barr Richard I the Lionheart
Reginald Tate Hugh Fitzooth
Hal Osmond Midge the Miller
Clement McCallin Earl of Huntingdon
Louise Hampton Tyb
Anthony Eustrel Archbishop of Canterbury
Anthony Forwood Will Scarlett
John Brooking Actor
Ivan Craig Actor
David Davies Forester
Archie Duncan Red Gill
Richard Graydon Actor
Geoffrey Lumsden Actor
John J. Martin Actor
Charles Perry Actor
Ewen Solon Actor
Julian Somers Posse Leader
Jack Taylor The Merrie Men
Bill Travers Posse Man
Elton Hayes Allan-a-Dale

Technical Credits
Ken Annakin Director
Carmen Dillon Art Director
Guy Green Cinematographer
Arthur Lawson Art Director
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Clifton Parker Score Composer
Perce Pearce Producer
Gordon Pilkington Editor
Geoffrey Rodway Makeup
Lawrence Edward Watkin Screenwriter

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