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Laramie Movie Scope:
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

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by Patrick Ivers, Film Critic
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The Adventures of Robin Hood – (1938) In 1191 Norman Prince John (Claude Raines), brother of King Richard the Lion-Hearted, learning that England’s king has been captured on his return from the crusade, plots with Sir Guy de Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone) to usurp the throne while taxing the Saxons and executing those who resist. However, in Sherwood Forest Robin of Locksley (Errol Flynn) recruits a band of merry men – familiar names of legend including Little John, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck – to oppose the Prince, to steal from the rich and give to the poor, and raise the ransom for King Richard’s release. Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland), a Norman, comes to recognize the good of Robin Hood and becomes a crucial ally within Prince John’s court. Gallantry, romance, sword play, humor, and feasting are featured in gorgeous Technicolor. In a more recent retelling Kevin Costner and Alan Rickman starred in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

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Copyright © 2007 Patrick Ivers. All rights reserved.
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