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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.

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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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

Sir Guy of Gisbourne: Let me ram those words down his throat your highness!
Prince John: No... later. Let him spout for the moment.


Lady Marian Fitzswalter: Robin!
Robin Hood: Yes?
Lady Marian Fitzswalter: Please.
Robin Hood: Then you do love me, don't you? Don't you?
Lady Marian Fitzswalter: You know I do.
Robin Hood: Well, that's different. (Robin re-enters the window and they share an embrace and kiss.)
Lady Marian Fitzswalter: You know you're very impudent.
Robin Hood: Me?
Lady Marian Fitzswalter: You are. And when my real guardian King Richard finds out about your being in love with me...
Robin Hood: I know, he'll make me court jester.
Lady Marian Fitzswalter: He won't. He'll stick your funny head on London's Gate.
Robin Hood: A very fine decoration it will be, my bold Norman beauty.
Lady Marian Fitzswalter: I'm not bold.
Robin Hood: But you're a Norman... And you are a beauty.

Robin Hood: Then you do love me, don't you? Don't you?
Lady Marian Fitzswalter: You know I do.
Robin Hood: Well, that's different. (Robin re-enters the window and they kiss.)


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Facts about

At the time this film held the distinction of employing the largest number of stuntmen on any one production.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold was invited by Warner Brothers to come from his native Austria to Hollywood to see the film with a view to scoring it. He initially turned down the chance as he felt that his musical style was ill-suited for adventure spectaculars. However, while in Hollywood, he learned that the Nazis were about to invade Austria and, feeling he had to secure a source of revenue in the United States, he accepted the assignment. He would go on to win the Oscar.
This film was originally intended as a much closer remake of the original Douglas Fairbanks' Robin Hood film.
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The Adventures of Robin Hood

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