The Adventures of Robin Hood Overview:

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Henry Blanke and Jack L. Warner.

SYNOPSIS

Arguably Flynn's greatest role, this is the swashbuckling spectacle about the infamous outlaw and his band of merry men who "robbed from the rich and gave to the poor." Robin Hood fights for justice against the evil Sir Guy of Gisbourne, while striving to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marian. A rollicking adventure never outdone by remakes, this epic features great swordplay, music, characters, and storybook. Shot in glorious Technicolor.

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The Adventures of Robin Hood was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1995.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionCarl J. WeylWon
Best Film EditingRalph DawsonWon
Best Music - ScoringErich Wolfgang KorngoldWon
Best PictureWarner Bros.-First NationalNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Michael Curtiz and William Keighley)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 2, 2017 From The Stop Button

The Adventures of Robin Hood gets by on a lot of charm. Charm and costuming (good and bad). The film opens with title cards setting the scene. Sherwood Forest, evil King?s brother, righteous nobel, beautiful damsel, insidious villain, and Technicolor tights?Claude Rains looking like a Little Lord Fa... Read full article


Review: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 16, 2017 From 4 Star Films

As a young boy, no hero was greater in my mind’s eye than Robin Hood and only Star Wars held a more honored spot in my childhood imagination. Because, to this day, Robin of Locksley remains the quintessential hero of mythical lore. Part historical truth, mostly canonized myth and that’s ... Read full article


Review: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 16, 2017 From 4 Star Films

As a young boy, no hero was greater in my mind’s eye than Robin Hood and only Star Wars held a more honored spot in my childhood imagination. Because, to this day, Robin of Locksley remains the quintessential hero of mythical lore. Part historical truth mostly canonized myth and that’s t... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: The Adventures of Robin Hood

By Amanda Garrett on Jul 11, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), starring Errol Flynn, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Old Hollywood legend Olivia de Hav... Read full article


Fridays With Errol Flynn: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

on Mar 25, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published February 12th, 2014 Comedy Wednesday continues after a week’s absence with Michael Curtiz’s 1938 action/adventure romp, The Adventures of Robin Hood.? My professor appears to have good taste because this was also suggested to me a year or so ago by blog reader, Chip!... Read full article


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Quotes from

Robin Hood: It's injustice I hate, not the Normans.


Robin Hood: Come now, Sir Guy. You would not kill a man for telling the truth, would you?
Sir Guy of Gisbourne: If it amused me, yes!


Bess: Now, tell me, m'lady: when he looks at you, do you feel a kind of pricky feeling, like goosey pimples running all up and down your spine?
Lady Marian Fitzswalter: [blushes]
Bess: Then there's not a doubt of it!
Lady Marian Fitzswalter: A doubt of what?
Robin Hood: [eavesdropping from the window] That you're in love!


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Facts about

While filming Robin Hood's escape from the castle, actor Basil Rathbone was knocked down and trampled by extras, causing a spear wound in his right foot which required eight stitches to close.
Errol Flynn was not happy when Michael Curtiz was assigned to the film, as he didn't care for Curtiz's dictatorial methods and the two clashed often while filming The Charge of the Light Brigade.
The golden palomino that Olivia de Havilland rides in this film is Trigger, shortly before he became the mount of Roy Rogers.
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The Adventures of Robin Hood

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