Monday, 19 September 2011

the adventures of robin hood (1938) - michael kurtiz

Had fun seeing this again today, as for me, it is the ultimate Robin Hood film. It is the one l remember watching it as a kid, and since then (and for men of a certain age), there has only ever been one Robin, the thigh slapping, fast talking and acrobatic Errol Flynn. Everyone knows the story, but here it is again. King Richard is away on a Crusade, his nasty brother John takes over and taxes punishes the poor, so Robin defends them, while also having the time to have a grudge with Sir Guy of Gisbourne and fall in love with Maid Marian, whenever he has the odd moment or two spare. A classic, although l am a bit unsure about Will Scarlet, l bet he wanted to be in Marion's shoes really. A rip roaring adventure, and there's a fact!

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