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Encyclopedia > The Adventures of Robin Hood (film)
The Adventures of Robin Hood

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Directed by Michael Curtiz
William Keighley
Produced by Hal B. Wallis
Written by Norman Reilly Raine
Seton I. Miller
Starring Errol Flynn
Olivia de Havilland
Basil Rathbone
Claude Rains
Patric Knowles
Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Cinematography Tony Gaudio
Sol Polito
Editing by Ralph Dawson
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) April 25, 1938
Running time 102 minutes
Country Flag of United States United States
Language English
Budget $2,000,000
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The Adventures of Robin Hood is an American film released in 1938 and directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley. Filmed in Technicolor, the picture starred Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Claude Rains. Image File history File links Robin_hood_movieposter. ... Michael Curtiz (December 24, 1886 - April 10, 1962) was a Hungarian-American film director, whose best known films include The Adventures of Robin Hood, Casablanca, and White Christmas. ... Hal B. Wallis (September 14, 1898 – October 5, 1986) was an American motion picture producer. ... Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (June 20, 1909 – October 14, 1959) was an Australian film actor, most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his flamboyant lifestyle. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Basil Rathbone (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) was an English actor most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and swashbuckler film villain roles. ... Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 – May 30, 1967) was a British, and later American, theatre and film actor, best known for his many roles in Hollywood films. ... Patric Knowles Patric Knowles (November 11, 1911 – December 23, 1995) was an English born film actor who appeared in films of the 1930s through the 1970s. ... Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was a composer. ... Tony Gaudio Tony Gaudio (Gaetano Antonio Gaudio) (20 November 1883 - 10 August 1951) was the chief photographer for Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Sr, and the first camerman to use a montage sequence in a film. ... Warner Bros. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... See also: 1937 in film 1937 1939 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January — MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of Dorothy in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture. ... Michael Curtiz (December 24, 1886 - April 10, 1962) was a Hungarian-American film director, whose best known films include The Adventures of Robin Hood, Casablanca, and White Christmas. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (June 20, 1909 – October 14, 1959) was an Australian film actor, most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his flamboyant lifestyle. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Basil Rathbone (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) was an English actor most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and swashbuckler film villain roles. ... Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 – May 30, 1967) was a British, and later American, theatre and film actor, best known for his many roles in Hollywood films. ...

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Plot

When Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, is taken captive by Leopold of Austria while returning from the Crusades, his brother John (Claude Rains) takes power and proceeds to oppress the Saxon commoners. Prince John raises their taxes, supposedly to raise Richard's ransom, but in reality to secure his own position on the throne. Richard I (September 8, 1157 – April 6, 1199) was King of England from 1189 to 1199. ... Leopold V (1157 – December 31, 1194), the Virtuous, was a Babenberg duke of Austria from 1177 to 1194 and Styria from 1192 to 1194. ... The Third Crusade (1189–1192), also known as the Kings Crusade, was an attempt by European leaders to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin. ... This article is about the King of England. ... Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 – May 30, 1967) was a British, and later American, theatre and film actor, best known for his many roles in Hollywood films. ... The famous parade helmet found at Sutton Hoo, probably belonging to King Raedwald of East Anglia circa 625. ...


One man stands in his way, Robin, the Earl of Locksley (Errol Flynn). The impudent rascal goes alone to see Prince John at the castle of Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone) and announces to John's assembled supporters and a contemptuous Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland) that he will do all in his power to oppose John and restore Richard to his rightful place. He then escapes, in spite of the efforts of John's men. Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (June 20, 1909 – October 14, 1959) was an Australian film actor, most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his flamboyant lifestyle. ... Basil Rathbone (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) was an English actor most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and swashbuckler film villain roles. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


His lands and title now forfeit, Robin and Will Scarlet (Patric Knowles) take to Sherwood Forest. There they meet and recruit Little John (Alan Hale, Sr.), Friar Tuck (Eugene Pallette), Much the Miller's Son (Herbert Mundin) and a band of outlaws. Soon, Prince John and his Norman cronies find their cruelties opposed and themselves harassed beyond all bearing. Will Scarlet (also Scarlett, Scarlock, Scadlock, Scatheloke and Scathelocke) was a prominent member of Robin Hoods Merry Men. ... Patric Knowles Patric Knowles (November 11, 1911 – December 23, 1995) was an English born film actor who appeared in films of the 1930s through the 1970s. ... visitor centre Birch trees in the Sherwood Forest The legendary Major Oak Major Oak in December 2006 View of the Forest looking Northeast Sherwood Forest is a 4. ... Little John is a presumably fictional character in the legend of Robin Hood. ... Alan Hale Sr. ... Friar Tuck is a fictional character, a companion of Robin Hood, and one of his Merry Men. Although a common character in the modern Robin Hood legend, Tuck does not appear in the earliest surviving Robin Hood ballads, and only has one major appearance in the ballad tradition, a late... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Much the Millers Son was, in the tales of Robin Hood, a young boy who befriended the merry men. ... Mundin monkeys around as the servant Rawlins in Tarzan Escapes (1936) Herbert Mundin (1898 - 1939) was an English-born Hollywood character actor. ...


One day, Robin and his men capture a large party of Normans transporting the collected taxes through Sherwood. Among Robin's "guests" are Gisbourne, the cowardly Sheriff of Nottingham (Melville Cooper) and Maid Marian. When Marian gets to know Robin better, she begins to have a change of heart. Robin and his men "liberate" the tax money, swearing to a man to use it towards King Richard's ransom, and release the Normans unharmed. Robin tells the humiliated Gisbourne and Sheriff that they can thank Marian for their good fortune; in deference to her presence, he spares their lives. The Sheriff of Nottingham was historically the office responsible for enforcing law and order in Nottingham and bringing criminals to justice. ...


Prince John and his cohorts then come up with a cunning scheme to capture Robin. He announces an archery tournament, with the grand prize a golden arrow to be presented by Maid Marian, knowing that Robin will be unable to resist the challenge. All goes as planned; Robin identifies himself by winning the competition and is taken prisoner. Gisbourne sentences him to be hanged. However, Marian warns Robin's men, allowing them to rescue him on his way to the gallows.


Meanwhile, King Richard (Ian Hunter) returns to England disguised as a priest, but is recognized at an inn by the Bishop of the Black Canons (Montagu Love), who hurries to inform Prince John. Upon receiving the news, John and Gisbourne plot to dispose of Richard quietly before he can raise an army, dispatching Dickon Malbete (Harry Cording), a disgraced former knight, to assassinate him. Marian overhears them and writes a note warning Robin, but Gisbourne finds it and has her arrested and condemned to death for treason. Ian Hunter as Dr. Lanyon in MGMs (1941) Ian Hunter (b. ... Montagu Love, also known as Montague Love (15 March 1877 - 17 May 1943) was an Eglish screen, stage and vaudeville actor. ...


Marian's nurse Bess (Una O'Connor) carries word of the plot and Marian's plight to Much, who intercepts and kills Dickon after a desperate struggle. Richard and his escort travel to Sherwood Forest to find Robin. News reaches them that John intends to have himself crowned king by the Bishop of the Black Canons. Knowing that the castle is too strong to be taken by force, Robin decides to use guile, visiting the bishop and "persuading" him to include Robin and his men in his entourage. Una OConnor in The Invisible Man (1933) Una OConnor (October 23, 1880 – February 4, 1959) was an Irish actress who worked extensively in theater before becoming a notable character actress in film. ...


Through this ruse, they gain entry to the castle and interrupt John's coronation. A melee breaks out, during which Robin and Gisbourne engage in a prolonged swordfight. Gisbourne is finally slain, and Robin rescues Marian from her cell.


Richard is restored to the throne; he exiles his brother, pardons the Merry Men, returns Robin's earldom and grants him permission to marry Marian.


Cast

Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (June 20, 1909 – October 14, 1959) was an Australian film actor, most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his flamboyant lifestyle. ... Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Robin Hood and Maid Marian (poster, ca. ... Basil Rathbone (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) was an English actor most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and swashbuckler film villain roles. ... Sir Guy of Gisburne (also spelled Gisbourne, Gysborne or Gisborn) is a villain in the Robin Hood legends. ... Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 – May 30, 1967) was a British, and later American, theatre and film actor, best known for his many roles in Hollywood films. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Patric Knowles Patric Knowles (November 11, 1911 – December 23, 1995) was an English born film actor who appeared in films of the 1930s through the 1970s. ... Will Scarlet (also Scarlett, Scarlock, Scadlock, Scatheloke and Scathelocke) was a prominent member of Robin Hoods Merry Men. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Friar Tuck is a fictional character, a companion of Robin Hood, and one of his Merry Men. Although a common character in the modern Robin Hood legend, Tuck does not appear in the earliest surviving Robin Hood ballads, and only has one major appearance in the ballad tradition, a late... Alan Hale Sr. ... Little John is a presumably fictional character in the legend of Robin Hood. ... The Sheriff of Nottingham was historically the office responsible for enforcing law and order in Nottingham and bringing criminals to justice. ... Ian Hunter (born Ian Hunter Patterson on June 3, 1939 in Oswestry, Shropshire, England) was the lead singer of the band Mott the Hoople from 1969 until the band broke up in 1974. ... Richard I (September 8, 1157 – April 6, 1199) was King of England from 1189 to 1199. ... Una OConnor in The Invisible Man (1933) Una OConnor (October 23, 1880 – February 4, 1959) was an Irish actress who worked extensively in theater before becoming a notable character actress in film. ... Mundin monkeys around as the servant Rawlins in Tarzan Escapes (1936) Herbert Mundin (1898 - 1939) was an English-born Hollywood character actor. ... Much the Millers Son was, in the tales of Robin Hood, a young boy who befriended the merry men. ... Montagu Love, also known as Montague Love (15 March 1877 - 17 May 1943) was an Eglish screen, stage and vaudeville actor. ... Robert Warwick (October 9, 1898 - June 6, 1964) was a film actor with over 200 film appearences. ... Lester Matthews was an English actor born on the 6 June 1900 in Nottingham. ... Howard Hill (November 13, 1899 - February 4, 1975) was an archer who was unofficially refered to as the Worlds Greatest Archer. He is the only person to win 196 archery field tournaments in succession. ...

Production

The Adventures of Robin Hood was filmed on location in multiple areas of California including Chico and Pasadena as well as having several scenes shot at the Warner Bros. Burbank Studios. [1] Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Nickname: City of Roses, City of Trees Location of Chico in California Coordinates: Country State County United States California Butte Settled 1843 Founded 1860 Incorporated January 8, 1872 Government  - Mayor Andrew Holcombe  - City Council Scott Gruendl Steve Bertagna Larry Wahl Ann Schwab Mary Flynn Tom Nickell  - City Manager Greg Jones... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ...


It was produced at an estimated cost of $2 million, and was the first Warner Bros. film to be shot in the three-strip Technicolor process[2] (one of the few major motion pictures of the 1930s to do this). It was an unusually extravagant production for the Warner Bros. studio, which had made a name for itself in producing gritty, low-budget gangster films[citation needed], but their adventure movies starring Flynn had generated hefty revenue and Robin Hood was created to capitalize on this[citation needed]. James Cagney was originally cast as Robin Hood but walked out on his contract, paving the way for Flynn.[2] Face The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... Warner Bros. ... Gangster film is a film genre which features gangster characters, such as members of the Mafia and inner city street gangs. ... James Francis Cagney, Jr. ...


Reception

Critical response

The film was well-reviewed and became the 6th highest-grossing film of the year[citation needed], with just over $4 million in revenues at a time when the average ticket price was less than 25 cents[citation needed]. Warner Bros. was so pleased with the results that they cast Flynn in two more color epics before the decade was over[citation needed]: Dodge City and The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex. Dodge City is a western movie starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. ... The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), is a romantic drama film based on the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I (played by Bette Davis) and Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (played by Errol Flynn). ...


Awards

Wins

  • 11th Academy Awards:
    • Best Art Direction, Carl Jules Weyl
    • Best Film Editing, Ralph Dawson
    • Best Original Score, Erich Wolfgang Korngold. An excerpt for violin and orchastra, the love theme of Robin and Marian has had a separate career as a concert piece.

Nominations The 10th Academy Awards were held on February 23, 1939 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. ... Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was a composer. ...

  • 11th Academy Awards:
    • Best Picture, Hal B. Wallis and Henry Blanke

Other honors

Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ...

Legacy

Due to the movie's popularity, Errol Flynn's name and image became inextricably linked with that of Robin Hood in the public eye, even more so than Douglas Fairbanks, who had played the role previously in 1922.[citation needed] This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (June 20, 1909 – October 14, 1959) was an Australian film actor, most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his flamboyant lifestyle. ... Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ... Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (June 20, 1909 – October 14, 1959) was an Australian film actor, most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his flamboyant lifestyle. ... Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ... Douglas Fairbanks (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, who became noted for his swashbuckling roles in silent movies such as The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), Robin Hood (1922), The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and The Black Pirate (1926). ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ...


This was the third film to pair Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland (after Captain Blood and The Charge of the Light Brigade). They would ultimately appear together in eight films. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Captain Blood is an adventure novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1922. ... The Charge of the Light Brigade is a 1936 historical film made by Warner Bros. ...


Scenes and costumes worn by the characters have been imitated and spoofed endlessly. For instance, in the Bugs Bunny animated short film, Rabbit Hood, Bugs is continually told by a dim-witted Little John that "Robin Hood will soon be here." When Bugs finally meets Robin at the end of the film, he is stunned to find that it is Errol Flynn, in a spliced-in clip from this film. Bugs Bunny is an Academy Award-winning fictional animated rabbit who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... Rabbit Hood is a 1949 Bugs Bunny cartoon which parodies the Robin Hood story. ...


Trigger (then named Golden Cloud) was the horse ridden by Olivia de Havilland in the film. Roy Rogers liked what he saw and bought Trigger for his own films. This eventually made Trigger one of the most famous animals in show business. Trigger (1932- 3 July 1965) was a 15. ... Dale Evans & Roy Rogers at the 61st Academy Awards. ...


In MythBusters, the 'Splitting an Arrow' myth test was based on the scene where Robin Hood completely split the arrow of a competitor in an archery tournament. The revisiting of the myth revealed that the arrow split in the movie was made of bamboo. MythBusters is a U.S. popular science television program on the Discovery Channel starring special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who use their skills and expertise to test the validity of various rumors and urban legends in popular culture. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: MythBusters The cast/crew of the television series MythBusters performs experiments to verify or debunk urban legends, old wives tales, and the like. ... Diversity Around 91 genera and 1,000 species Subtribes Arthrostylidiinae Arundinariinae Bambusinae Chusqueinae Guaduinae Melocanninae Nastinae Racemobambodinae Shibataeinae See the full Taxonomy of the Bambuseae. ...


References

  1. ^ Filming locations according to IMDb.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-30.
  2. ^ a b "Roger Ebert's review of "The Adventures of Robin Hood"", Chicago Sun-Times, 2003-08-17. Retrieved on 2007-03-30. 

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (90th in leap years). ... The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (90th in leap years). ...

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (974 words)
The film was written by Norman Reilly Raine and Seton I. Miller, directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, and scored by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
The Adventures of Robin Hood was produced at a cost of over $2 million, and was one of the few major motion pictures of the 1930s filmed in color.
One unusual legacy of the film was launching the career of Trigger, the horse ridden by Olivia de Havilland in the film.
The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1594 words)
Errol Flynn is in "this lavish, witty, fast-paced retelling of the Robin Hood legend".
John tries to have Robin Hood captured, but since there were only a hundred and fifty or so of his men in the castle and because Robin was a whole two feet away from them at the table, the odds weren't excatly in their favor and Robin escapes.
Robin and his group are presented as a carefree bunch that sit around in the forest having big feasts, occasionally going to archery matches and condcucting ambushes when they get bored and no one in this movie really feels like a person so much as an ideal.
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