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Robin Hood and the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest may never have existed, but the legend that arose in the XIVth Century is a persistent one,
as is the concept of 'robbing from the rich and giving to the poor' {i.e. paying the taxes of the oppressed peasants}.

"Robin Hood represents natural justice, and his association with nature helps that."  — Stephen T. Knight

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions." ~~ Robin Hood


The  Legend  of  Robin  Hood

The basic story of Robin Hood has numerous variations, but the root is that Robert/Robyn/Robin is somehow wronged by the king's men and declared an outlaw. He finds refuge in Barnsdale Forest or Sherwood Forest and seeks revenge on the usurper Bad Prince John by robbing wealthy travelers or convoys of taxmen. Robin earns the enmity of the Sheriff of Nottingham for his lawlessness; he earns the admiration of the peasants because he gives away his spoils to pay the taxes of the oppressed poor. He woos Maid Marian, who acts as a spy within the aristocracy. The men who join his Merry Band include various yeomen and farmers, clerics (Friar Tuck), and the roving minstrel Alan-a-Dale. The basic story ends when King Richard returns from the Crusades and deposes his corrupt brother Prince John and then pardons Robin for defending the true king's interests.

Historical  Events  &  Legends

The historic Richard Plantagenet was born in 1157 and succeeded his father as King of England in July 1189; Richard was captured in December 1192 during his return from the Third Crusade and ransomed and released in February 1194. During his ten-year reign, he spent only six months in England, and never learned the language. He was killed in France in March 1199 and succeeded by his brother John. The dissatisfied northern nobles forced King John to sign the Magna Carta in June 1215; John died of dysentery in October 1216.

The oldest-known mention of the outlaw Robin Hood is in the XVth-century ballad "A Gest of Robyn Hode" [Child Ballad 117; circa 1450]. The 'Gest' is source for many of the familiar features of the Robin Hood story, tho it has Robin living in Barnsdale Forest rather then Sherwood Forest. Many of the basic characters - Little John, Will Scarlet, Much the Miller’s Son - first appeared in the anonymous poem. The 'Gest' refers to ‘King Edward’, not Richard or John, and this puts Robin Hood later in English history, some time after 1272 when Edward I ascended the throne. • entry at Wikipedia

The idea of Robin being an outlawed nobleman, Robin of Locksley, derives from Sir Walter Scott’s celebrated medieval romance "Ivanhoe", published in 1820.
Howard Pyle [1853-1911] wrote & illustrated the classic "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood", published in 1883. Paul Creswick [1866-1947] wrote "The Adventures of Robin Hood: An English Legend" [1917 novel] which was beautifully illustrated by N.C. Wyeth [1882-1945].
Since then, the Robin Hood legend has mostly been kept alive by motion pictures and television, as well as new romance novels and historical fiction.
The City of Nottingham and surrounding towns rely on the Robin Hood legend for tourism dollars.

'Robin Hood and The Merry Men of Sherwood Forest' entry at Wikipedia
'Robin Hood in popular culture' entry at Wikipedia

Selected  Fiction  Books

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood book by Howard Pyle  "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, of Great Renown In Nottinghamshire"
[1883 classic] Written & illustrated by Howard Pyle [1853-1911]

Young Robin of Locksley is attacked by one of Prince John's men and Robin kills him in self-defense, which makes him an outlaw; Robin is soon surrounded by other outcasts who make sport of the authorities from their hideout in Sherwood Forest.
Kindle Edition from Northpointe Classics [2/2003] for 99¢ {sic}
Kindle Edition from Jaico Publng House [4/2013] for $2.17 {sic}
Book Jungle 9x7½ pb [7/2008] for $16.15
Sterling 8¼x6½ hardcover [10/2004] for $9.95
available as free online etexts at Project Gutenberg
'Adventures of Robin Hood' book by Paul Creswick & N.C. Wyeth  "The Adventures of Robin Hood: An English Legend" [1917]
by Paul Creswick [1866-1947], Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth [1882-1945],
Afterword by Sir James C. Holt [1922-2014]

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
Kessinger Publng 9x6 pb [9/2010] for $27.16
Scribner Classics 9x7 hardcover [7/2015] for $17.48
Atheneum BFYR 11½x9¾ hardcover [10/2003] for $18.47
Reader's Digest Assn. 9x6 hardcover [1991] out of print/150+ used
Robin Hood Book by Enid Blyton, Debbie Ryder & Joyce Johnson  "Enid Blyton's Robin Hood Book" [1949]
by Enid Blyton [1897-1968], Illustrated by Joyce Johnson or by Debbie Ryder

Element Books, Ltd. 7¾x5½ pb [9/98] out of print/used
Latimer House hardcover [1949] out of print/used
The 13 chapter titles are: "How Robin Hood Became An Outlaw"; "How Robin Met Little John"; "How Robin Hood Turned Butcher"; "How Robin Hood Met Will Scarlet"; "The Wedding of Allen-a-Dale"; "Robin Hood and The Bishop"; "How The Bishop Hunted Robin Hood"; "Robin Hood and Maid Marian"; "The Golden Arrow"; "The Shooting-Match"; "Robin Hood and The Tinker of Banbury"; "How King Richard Came To The Greenwood"; and "The Death of Robin Hood"
Robin Hood 5 Classic Novels in Kindle format from Titan Read  "Robin Hood: 5 Classic Novels" for Kindle [2015]
Kindle Edition from Titan Read, Denmark [7/2015] for 99¢
four complete novels and a book of Medieval ballads in Kindle format: "Ivanhoe" [1820] by Sir Walter Scott [1771-1832]; "Maid Marian" [1822] by Thomas Love Peacock [1785-1866]; "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" [1883] by Howard Pyle [1853-1911]; "Young Robin Hood" [1899] by George Manville Fenn [1839-1909]; and "Ballads of Robin Hood and Other Outlaws" [1912] by Frank Sidgwick [1879-1939]

the bulk of the Robin Hood fiction books are on Spirit of America Bookstore's Robin Hood Page

Movies & Television
Prince John character credits at Internet Movie Database
{second} Prince John character credits at Internet Movie Database
King John character credits at Internet Movie Database
Robin Hood character credits at Internet Movie Database

'list of films & TV series featuring Robin Hood' at Wikipedia

search DVDs on keywords 'Robin Hood' {returns almost 700 items} at Amazon

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Robin Hood Cinematic History book by Scott Allen Nollen  
"Robin Hood: A Cinematic History of the English Outlaw and
His Scottish Counterparts" [1999] by Scott Allen Nollen

McFarland & Co. 9¼x6 pb [4/2008] for $36.00
McFarland & Co. 9½x6½ library hardcover [7/99] for $19.97
A Knight at the Movies / Medieval History on Film book by John Aberth  "A Knight At The Movies: Medieval History On Film" [2003]
by John Aberth

Routledge 8¾x6¼ pb [7/2003] for $26.95
Routledge 9½x5¾ hardcover [7/2003] for $110.00
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Robin Hood Silent Films

Robin and Marian are married in the forest (still from 1912 silent short film)  
Robin Hood and King Richard (still from 1912 Solax silent short film)  
"Robin Hood and His Merry Men" [Clarendon/Gaumont U.K. July 1908, USA April 1909]
'the outlawed earl goes to Sherwood Forest with Maid Marian and gathers his band to fight injustice’
directed by Percy Stow [1876-1919] • bare credits at IMDb
"Robin Hood" silent short [Solax/Eclair American/Universal Aug 1912]
30-minute silent film made at the Solax Studio in New Jersey; directed by Etienne Arnaud & Herbert Blache [1882-1953]; scenario by Eustace Hale Ball; starring Robert Frazer as Robin Hood, Barbara Tennant as Maid Marian, with Alec B. Francis, M.E. Hannefy • credits at IMDb
"Robin Hood Outlawed" silent short [U.K. Sept 1912]
one-reeler; an outlawed earl forms an outlaw band and saves a girl from a knight. • Directed by Charles Raymond; starring A. Brian Plant as Robin Hood, Ivy Martinek as Maid Marian • credits at IMDb
"Robin Hood" silent short [Thanhouser/Mutual Sept 1913]
Released as four 1-reeler shorts; co-written & directed by Theodore Marston; co-written by Lloyd Lonergan; starring William Russell, Gerda Holmes, John Webb Dillon, Walter Gibbs • credits at IMDb
"In The Days of Robin Hood" silent short [Natural Colour Kinematograph Co. Oct 1913]
2-reeler filmed in and around Nottingham, and in an early color process; Robin disguises himself as a monk in order to enter the castle and rescue one of his men • Directed by F. Martin Thornton; starring Harry Agar Lyons as Robin Hood • credits at IMDb
"Ivanhoe" silent short [I.M.P./Universal Sept 1913]
Outlaw Robin Hood helps Ivanhoe rescue Rebecca of York from the clutches of Sir Brian de Bois Guilbert; a copy of this film survives at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Adapted & directed by and co-starring Herbert Brenon; based on the stageplay by Frederick & Walter Melville; starring King Baggot {as Ivanhoe}, Walter Thomas {as Robin Hood}, Leah Baird, Evelyn Hope, Walter Craven, Wallace Widdicombe, Wallace Bosco, Mrs. Herbert Brenon, Jack Bates, R. Hollies, George Courtenay • credits at IMDb

"Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood"
silent feature [United Artists Oct 1922]
Robin Hood 1922 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks  Robin Hood 1922 silent film poster - in the forest  The first movie to have a gala premiere, conceived by Sid Grauman for the opening of his new Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. When England's King Richard leaves for a Crusade to the Holy Land, he appoints his brother Prince John as regent. But John is a tyrant, and when the Earl of Huntingdon learns from Maid Marian of England's peril, he returns to oppose John's schemes. Prince John outlaws Huntingdon and his followers, so they hide out in Sherwood Forest ... Produced & written by & starring Douglas Fairbanks; directed by Allan Dwan; also starring Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett, Paul Dickey, William Lowery, Willard Louis, Alan Hale, Bud Geary & Lloyd Talman
Kino Video b&w DVD [2/2004] for $26.99
Kino Video b&w VHS [6/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

photo of child actor Frankie Lee, circa 1923  "Robin Hood, Jr." silent featurette [East Coast Prodns April 1923]
4-reel silent film directed by Clarence Bricker; intertitles written by Carroll Owen;
starring Frankie Lee {as young Robin Hood}, Peggy Cartwright, S.J. Bingham,
Edward Cooper, Harry Lamont, Phil Dunham • credits at IMDb

Robin Hood Sound Films

'Robin Hood Collection' three movies on Region 2 DVD  "The Robin Hood Collection" [2009]
includes three feature films: "The Bandit of Sherwood Forest" [1946] starring
Cornel Wilde; "Rogues of Sherwood Forest" [1950] starring John Derek; and
"Sword of Sherwood Forest" [1960] starring Richard Greene

Sony Pictures Home Ent. DVD [8/2009] 3 disks - import/used PAL format via Amazon USA
Sony Pictures Home Ent. DVD [8/2009] 3 disks for £9.50 PAL format via Amazon UK

"Young Blood" [Monogram Pictures Nov 1932] /tt0024795/
Directed by Phil Rosen; starring Bob Steele, Hank Bell, Earl Dwire; hero Nick the Kid is a prairie Robin Hood who robs the rich and gives the loot to those who need it the most.
http://www.amazon.com/Young-Blood-Hank-Bell/dp/B000AJJN2C/

"Robin Hood, Jr." animated short [M.G.M. Feb 1934]
'Robin Hood, Jr.' 1934 b&w cartoon short starring Willie Whopper   The notorious pint-sized fibber Willie Whopper claims to have been Robin Hood; the cartoon segues into an adventure in which Willie is the singing-dancing Robin of Sherwood Forest who disrupts Maid Marian's wedding and battles evil King John.
Produced & directed by Ub Iwerks; animated by Grim Natwick & Bernard Wolf
full credits at IMDb'Willie Whopper' entry at Wikipedia
available as part of the "Ub Iwerks' Willie Whopper Collection" [2015] with 13 more cartoons
M.G.M. b&w/2-color DVD [10/2015] 2 disks - out of prodn/used

"The Crusades" [1935] produced & directed by Cecil B. DeMille
starring Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon {as King Richard}, Ian Keith & Ramsay Hill {as Prince John}

"Robin Hood of El Dorado" [March 1936] /tt0028197/
Ann Loring, Bruce Cabot, Margo, J. Carrol Naish, Soledad Jiménez, Carlos De Valdez, Eric Linden, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Trowbridge, Warner Baxter, dir. William A. Wellman
http://www.amazon.com/Soledad-Jim%C3%A9nez-Kennedy-Charles-Trowbridge/dp/B00X3DC87E/

"The Californian" aka "The Gentleman From California" [Fox July 1937] /tt0028678/
Described as the story of a native son who returns to California from school in Spain in 1855 and finds corrupt politicians stealing land from old California families,
so he becomes a sort of Robin Hood in order to fight them – but this is much more similar to El Zorro than Robin Hood; starring Ricardo Cortez, Marjorie Weaver
http://www.amazon.com/Gentleman-California-Ricardo-Cortez/dp/B0009OL8TY/

"The Adventures of Robin Hood"
[Warner Bros. May 1938]
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 movie starring Errol Flynn  Filmed in Technicolor; England's King Richard is away on a Crusade to the Holy Land, and when Richard is captured for ransom by Duke Leopold of Austria, Prince John seizes power, aided by Sir Guy and the High Sheriff. But loyal Saxon Robin Locksley gathers a band of resistance fighters, woos Lady Marian, and thwarts the bad guys by robbing from the rich to aid the overtaxed peasants. Co-produced by Hal B. Wallis & Jack L. Warner; directed by Michael Curtiz & William Keighley; starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Patric Knowles, Eugene Pallette, Alan Hale, Melville Cooper, Ian Hunter & Howard Hill; nominated for Best Picture Oscar, won Oscars for Best Art Direction, Best Editing & Best Original Score (Erich Wolfgang Korngold); listed on the National Film Registry (1995)
Warner Home Video color Blu-ray [8/2008] for $19.49
Warner Home Video Special Edition color DVD [9/2003] 2 disks for $21.99
M.G.M. color VHS [12/93] out of prodn/many, many used
Oscar-winning soundtrack by Erich Korngold: Soundtrack Factory audio CD [5/2000] for $16.99
27"x40" poster from Amazon for $19.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Welcome To Sherwood! The Story of The Adventures of Robin Hood"
[Warner/T.C.M. video release 2003]
hour-long documentary co-produced, written & directed by Jeff Kurtti; available on DVD above; full credits at IMDb

script of 'Adventures of Robin Hood' 1938 from Warner Bros.  "The Adventures of Robin Hood" 1938 script [2012]
written by Norman Reilly Raine, Seton I. Miller & Rowland Leigh
Kindle Edition from Warner Bros. Digital Publng [10/2012] for $4.99

"The Man With 100 Faces" original title "Crackerjack" [G.F.D./Gaumont 1938] /tt0030021/
Glamorous and sophisticated Lilli Palmer stars with popular British character actor Tom Walls in this smart, sardonic story of a modern day Robin Hood named "Crackerjack" who is thrilling England with his shrewd exploits. When he unintentionally witnesses a robbery, he becomes aware that a dangerous gang of crooks is pulling heists and framing him as the culprit, and must use all his cunning to outwit the gang and prove his innocence. Director Albert de Courville
http://www.amazon.com/Crackerjack-Tom-Walls/dp/B0001I5538/

"Robin Hood Makes Good" [Warner Bros. Feb 1939]
b&w lobby card for 1939 color cartoon short 'Robin Hood Makes Good'  Technicolor™ Merrie Melodies cartoon short; a fox captures a pair of squirrels playing a Robin Hood game; the third squirrel battles the fox to rescue his friends • Produced by Leon Schlesinger; directed by Chuck Jones; story by Dave Monahan; voices of Mel Blanc, Bernice Hansen & Margaret Hill-Talbot
full credits at IMDbcartoon entry at Wikipediawatch full cartoon [7:43] online at YouTube
video contains two other cartoons: "Foney Fables" [1942] {IMDb} and "The Old Shell Game" [1948] {IMDb}24-minute U.A.V. Corp. color VHS [2/97] for $5.95

"Robin Hood of The Pecos" [Republic Pictures Jan 1941]
poster for 'Robin Hood of the Pecos' 1941 Western movie starring Roy Rogers  Filmed in Simi Valley and at Vasquez Rocks near Los Angeles, California; after the Civil War ends, the territorial governor declares martial law in West Texas; a Union Army officer declares amnesty and is then killed, with blame placed on Roy and Gabby and Belle Starr . . . • Directed by Joseph Kane; written by Olive Cooper & Hal Long; starring Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Marjorie Renyolds, Cy Kendall, Leigh Whipper, Sally Payne, Eddie Acuff, Spade Cooley, and Trigger the Horse
Republic Pictures b&w DVD [5/2003] for $5.58
Republic Pictures b&w DVD [6/2003] for $9.99
Synergy Ent. b&w DVD-R [7/2008] for $9.99
full credits at IMDb

"Red River Robin Hood" [R.K.O. Radio Pictures Nov 1942]
'Red River Robin Hood' 1942 Western movie starring Tim Holt  A swindler uses a corrupt judge and a fake Spanish land grant to take ownership of the Red River Valley and charge rent to the ranchers; Jim and Ike arrive to help their pal Chet and devise a plan to wear Zorro-like black costumes to rob the collectors and return the money to the ranchers. Directed by Lesley Selander; screen-play by Bennett Cohen; starring Tim Holt, Cliff 'Alibi Ike' Edwards, Barbara Moffett, Eddie Dew, Otto Hoffman, Russell Wade, Tom London, Earle Hodgins
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Robin Hood of The Range" [Columbia Pictures July 1943]
two lobby cards for 1943 B-movie 'Robin Hood of The Range'  54-minute b&w Western B-movie with music; an adult orphan assumes a masked disguise to help the homesteaders who are being deprived of their ranches by a railroad land grab, pitting him against the early-day railroad pioneer who raised him • Directed by William Berke; written by Betty Burbridge; starring Charles Starrett, Arthur 'Arkansas' Hunnicutt, Kay Harris, Kenneth MacDonald, Johnny Mitchell/Douglass Drake, Hal Price, Edward Peil Sr., Frank LaRue, Bud Osborne, Stanley Brown, and the Jimmy Wakely Trio
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"The Bandit of Sherwood Forest"
[Columbia Pictures Feb 1946]
Bandit of Sherwood Forest [1946] starring Cornel Wilde  The adventures of Robert of Nottingham, the son of Robin Hood.
86-minute Technicolor™ film; directed by George Sherman & Henry Levin;
based on a novel by Paul A. Castleton; starring Cornel Wilde, Anita Louise,
and Edgar Buchanan
Sony Pictures Home Ent. color DVD [5/2010] for $3.99
full credits at IMDb

"Robin Hood of Texas" musical Western film [Republic Pictures July 1947]
half-sheet poster for 'Robin Hood of Texas' 1947 movie starring Gene Autry  Gene and the boys attract a crowd singing near a bank robbery; the cops suspect and arrest them, then turn them loose hoping that they will lead to the rest of the gang; the gang leader double crosses his men, then hides out at the very same dude ranch that is Gene's next gig. {Title is the only apparent connection to Robin Hood.} Directed by Lesley Selander; written by John K. Butler & Earle Snell; starring Gene Autry, Lynne Roberts, Sterling Holloway, Adele Mara, James Cardwell, John Kellogg, Ray Walker, Archie Twitchell, Paul Bryar, James Flavin, Dorothy Vaughan, Stanley Andrews, Al Bridge, and The Cass County Boys band
Image Ent. 'fully-restored' b&w DVD [9/2003] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Robin Hood of Monterey" [Monogram Pictures Sept 1947]
Robin Hood of Monterey 1947 movie  The Cisco Kid rescues a wounded man who fled after he was accused of shooting his father; Cisco and Pancho learn that Don Carlos was shot with a small-bore pistol like the derringer carried by the widow . . . {Title is the only apparent connection to Robin Hood.} Directed by Christy Cabanne; screenplay by Bennett Cohen; starring Gilbert Roland, Chris-Pin Martin, Evelyn Brent, Jack La Rue, Pedro de Cordoba, Donna Martell, Travis Kent, Thornton Edwards, Nestor Paiva, Ernie Adams
V.C.I. Ent. b&w DVD [2/2007] 6 films on 2 disks for $15.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Prince of Thieves" [1948]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prince_of_Thieves_(1948_film)

"Robin Hood-Winked" cartoon short [Famous Studios/Paramount Nov 1948]
'Robin Hood-Winked' 1948 Popeye cartoon short  Released in Polacolor; Robin Hood {Popeye} and sidekick Little John stop for a pint or two of root beer at the local HubBub Pub, run by Olive Oyl. The tax collector {Bluto} comes to the pub to collect 100% taxes and falls for Olive . . . Co-produced & directed by Seymour Kneitel; featuring voice actors Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck & Sid Raymond
full credits at IMDbwatch cartoon short [7:08] online at YouTube

"Rabbit Hood" cartoon short [Warner Bros. Dec 1949]
Bugs Bunny 1949 cartoon short 'Rabbit Hood'  Bugs Bunny attempts to steal a carrot from the king's garden in Sherwood Forest but is caught by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Directed by Chuck Jones; story by Michael Maltese; voices by Mel Blanc, with archive footage of Errol Flynn as Robin Hood • full credits at IMDb
available as part of "Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection" [2006] Volume 4, Disk One
Warner Home Video color DVD [11/2006] 28 cartoons on 2 disks for $11.00
available on "Looney Tunes Golden Collection" [2006] Volume 4, Disk One (with commentary)
Warner Home Video color DVD [11/2006] 60 cartoons on 4 disks for $29.69

"Rogues of Sherwood Forest" [Columbia Pictures June 1950]
John Derek (Actor), Diana Lynn (Actor) aka "Viva Robin Hood!"
http://www.amazon.com/Rogues-Sherwood-Forest-John-Derek/dp/B0038N9X2M/

"Trail of Robin Hood" musical Western film [Republic Pictures Dec 1950]
poster for 'Trail of Robin Hood' 1950 Western movie starring Roy Rogers  Filmed in Trucolor™ at Big Bear Valley near Los Angeles, California; retired cowboy movie star Jack Holt raises Christmas trees for sale at prices that anybody can afford, so his competition tries to shut him down; appearances by many old-time cowboy actors. Directed by William Witney; written by Gerald Geraghty; starring Roy Rogers, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones, Emory Parnell, Clifton Young, James Magill, Carol Nugent, Ed Cassidy, The Riders of The Purple Sage band, Roy's dog Bullet, and Trigger the Horse, with Rex Allen, Allan 'Rocky' Lane, Monte Hale, William Farnum, Tom Tyler, Ray Corrigan, Kermit Maynard, Tom Keene, Jack Holt, George Chesebro & Foy Willing as themselves
Good Times Video color DVD [7/2004] out of prodn/used
Lions Gate color VHS [5/95] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Tales of Robin Hood" [Lippert Pictures May 1951]
'Tales of Robin Hood' 1951 TV pilot / B-movie  60-minute b&w TV pilot that never made it to broadcast but was released as a B-movie
Produced by Hal Roach, Jr.; directed by James Tinling [1889-1967]; starring Robert Clarke {as Robin Hood}, Mary Hatcher, Paul Cavanagh, Wade Crosby, Whit Bissell, Ben Welden, Robert Bice, Keith Richards, Bruce Lester, Tiny Stowe, Lester Matthews, John Vosper, John Doucette
DVD/Blu-ray not available • Burbank Video b&w VHS [undated] for $7.00
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men"
live action feature film [Disney/R.K.O. June 1952]
Walt Disney's Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men 1952 movie poster  Filmed in Technicolor; after an archery contest at the king's palace, young Robin's father is attacked and killed by henchmen of Prince John. Robin turns outlaw to avenge his father and to redress John's oppres- sion of the people of England. Directed by Ken Annakin; script by Lawrence Edward Watkin; starring Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch, James Hayter, James Robertson Justice, Martita Hunt, Hubert Gregg, Elton Hayes, Anthony Eustrel, Patrick Barr, Ewan Solon, Anthony Forwood, Michael Hordern & Hal Osmond
Walt Disney Video color DVD [4/2009] for $9.99
Walt Disney Video color VHS [4/94] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"Miss Robin Hood" comedy film [Associated British-Pathé Nov 1952, USA June 1953]
British 1952 comedy film 'Miss Robin Hood' starring Margaret Rutherford  A struggling cartoonist meets elderly Miss Honey, who encourages him to join her life of petty crime.
Directed by John Guillermin; starring Margaret Rutherford, Richard Hearne, Sidney James, Reg Varney, James Robertson Justice, Dora Bryan, Michael Medwin, Peter Jones, Eric Berry, Edward Lexy, Fanny/Frances Rowe, Eunice Gayson, Russell Waters, Susanne Gibbs
Region 1 DVD not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Court Jester" musical feature film [1955]
http://www.amazon.com/Court-Jester-Danny-Kaye/dp/079215519X/
SK's movie fansite + http://www.thevesselwiththepestle.com/

"The Son of Robin Hood" [1958] /tt0053293/
DeLuxe color CinemaScope film directed by George Sherman, starring David Hedison & June Laverick
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Son_of_Robin_Hood
http://www.amazon.com/Son-Robin-Hood-David-Hedison/dp/B00979KQ7C/

Robin Hood (Daffy Duck) meets Friar Tuck (Porky Pig)    "Robin Hood Daffy" animated short [Warner Bros. March 1958]
Friar Tuck (Porky Pig) doesn't believe that Daffy Duck is the real Robin Hood.
Directed by Chuck Jones; story by Michael Maltese; voices by Mel Blanc
full credits at IMDbwatch full cartoon (framed) [6:37] online at YouTube
available on DVD as part of "Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 3" [2005]
Warner Home Video color DVD set [10/2005] 4 disks for $29.94
    b&w ad for 1958 'Robin Hood Daffy' cartoon short with Porky Pig

"Robin Hoodwinked" animated short [M.G.M. June 1958]
title card from 'Robin Hoodwinked' 1958 Tom & Jerry cartoon short in CinemaScope™  Tom & Jerry color animated short in CinemaScope™; Jerry Mouse and sidekick Nibbles/Tuffy rescue Robin Hood from the Sheriff's dungeon by besting the guard, Tom the Cat.
Co-produced & co-directed by Joseph Barbera & William Hanna
full credits at IMDbcartoon entry at Wikipedia
available on DVD as part of the "Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection" - Volume 3 Disk 2
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [9/2007] 35 cartoons on 2 disks for $10.90

"Robin Hood and The Pirates" [Italy Dec 1960, USA 1964] /tt0054246/
Directed by Giorgio Simonelli; starring Lex Barker, Jocelyn Lane
http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Hood-Pirates-Lex-Barker/dp/B00OU5WVS0/

"Sword of Sherwood Forest"
[Hammer UK Dec 1960, Columbia USA Jan 1961]
6-sheet poster for Sword of Sherwood Forest 1960 feature film starring Richard Greene  Sword of Sherwood Forest 1960 feature film starring Richard Greene  The Sheriff of Nottingham plots to confiscate the estate of Lord Bortrey, who died on Crusade, but first he must eliminate the Archbishop of Canterbury. Robin Hood pretends to undertake the assassination for the plotters, then meets Maid Marian, who thinks Robin is leader of the gang of murderers, and leads him into a trap. Filmed in Ireland; co-produced by & starring Richard Greene; directed by Terence Fisher; script by Alan Hackney; also starring Sarah Branch, Peter Cushing, Nigel Green, Niall MacGinnis, Oliver Reed & Dennis Lotis
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [11/2010] for $5.74
full credits at IMDbHammer official website

"Robin and The 7 Hoods" [Warner Bros. June 1964] /tt0058529/ starring Frank Sinatra
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_and_the_7_Hoods
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlCcyfYMs9U [3.28]

"Adventures of Robin Hood and Bandits" [India 1965]
minor movie in Hindi language • bare credits at IMDb

"Robin Hoodwinked" animated short [Famous Studios/Paramount June 1967]
Technicolor™ cartoon short produced & directed by Shamus Culhane; story by Heywood Kling • bare credits at IMDb

"A Challenge For Robin Hood" [Hammer/Fox Aug 1967]
white poster for 1967 'A Challenge For Robin Hood' from Hammer Films  A young Norman nobleman is falsely accused by his cousin of murdering another cousin; forced to flee into nearby Sherwood Forest, Robin gathers a band of rebels to fight against his scheming cousin and the evil sheriff. Directed by C.M. Pennington-Richards; original screenplay by Peter Bryan; starring Barrie Ingham, Gay Hamilton, James Hayter, Leon Greene, Peter Blythe, John Arnatt, Eric Flynn, Douglas Mitchell
Region 1 DVD not available • Anchor Bay letterboxed color VHS [4/99] for $32.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 1/2013 official trailer [1:54] online at YouTube

"The Erotic Adventures of Robin Hood" [E.V.I. Aug 1969]
German DVD cover for 'The Erotic Adventures of Robin Hood'  aka "The Ribald Tales of Robin Hood"; plot details not found (use your imagination!)
Co-produced by Erwin C. Dietrich; co-written & directed by Richard Kanter; co-written by Lawrence Morse; starring Ralph Jenkins {as Robin}, Dee Lockwood, Steve Vincent, Lynn Cartwright, Scott Sizemore, C.S. Poole, Frank Nathan, Wendell Swink, James Brand, Eddie Nova, Raymond Renard, Barbara Sanders, Bambi Allen, Al Cranston, Paul Smith, Heidi Frey
not available on Region 1 DVD • full credits at IMDb

"Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood" [Hammer Films 1969]
David Warbeck as Robin Hood, Ciaran Madden as Lady Marian, David Butler as Wil Scarlett, and Kathleen Byron as Katherine of Locksley.

"Il Magnifico Robin Hood" [Italy 1970]
Spanish/Italian film with George Martin as Robin Hood, Spela Rozin as Rowina, Antonella Murgia as Marian, and Cris Huerta as Little John.

"Long Live Robin Hood" [Italy March 1971]
aka "L'Arciere di Fuoco (Archer of Fire)" and "Scalawag Bunch" (on video)
white poster for 1971 'Long Live Robin Hood' / 'L'Arciere di Fuoco (Archer of Fire)' / 'Scalawag Bunch' Italian comedy film  green poster for 1971 'Long Live Robin Hood' / 'L'Arciere di Fuoco (Archer of Fire)' / 'Scalawag Bunch' Italian comedy film  Slapdash Italian-Spanish-French comedy, filmed in Spain; plot derives from the standard Robin Hood legend • Directed by Giorgio Ferroni; starring Giuliano Gemma {as Robin Hood}, Mark Damon, Silvia Dionisio, Mario Adorf, Daniele Dublino, Nello Pazzafini, Manuel Zarzo, Lars Bloch
"Scalawag Bunch" Monterey Home Video color VHS [4/92] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Up The Chastity Belt" [U.K. Jan 1972]
poster for 'Up The Chastity Belt' aka 'Naughty Knights'  USA title "Naughty Knights"; spin-off from the TV series "Up Pompeii!"; typical British comedy of the era: twins are born to Eleanor of Aquitaine and one abandoned in the forest, to be raised by pigs; adult peasant Lurkalot visits (unknown brother) King Richard who is at the Crusades, which is really an excuse to party far from home; Lurkalot is declared a witch and sentenced to burn at the stake but is rescued by Robin Hood and His Campy Gay Men.
Directed by Bob Kellett; starring Frankie Howerd (dual role), Bill Fraser, Anna Quayle, Graham Crowden, Anne Aston, Hugh Paddick {as Robin Hood}, Eartha Kitt {as Scheherazade}, David Kernan, Nora Swinburne, Godfrey Winn, Billy Walker, Royce Mills, David Prowse, Rita Webb, Bernard Sharpe, Alan Rebbeck
not available on Region 1 DVD • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Robin Hood" animated feature from Disney [1973] /tt0070608/
http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Hood-Steelbook/dp/B00LDPEFT8/ steelbook br

"Robin Hood Junior" [Brocket Prodns/C.F.F. 1975] /tt0234611/

"Robin & Marian" [1976]
starring Sean Connery & Audrey Hepburn /tt0075147/

"The Arrows of Robin Hood (Strely Robin Guda)" [Soviet Russia Oct 1976]
cover for Region 2 DVD for 1976 'Arrows of Robin Hood' movie from Russia  Hungarian poster for 1976 'Arrows of Robin Hood' movie from Russia   The hero's name also translates as ‘Robin Good’ and ‘Robin Gud’; a number of songs were recorded for the film by Vladimir Vysotsky but were removed by Gosfilm for the 1976 theatrical release - recent video releases include his songs; story centers around an archery tournament • Co-written & directed by Sergei Tarasov; co-written by Kirill Rapoport; starring Boris Khmelnitsky, Regina Razuma, Ints Burans
Region 1 DVD not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Time Bandits" [1981] includes a dim-witted Robin Hood (John Cleese)
http://www.amazon.com/Time-Bandits/dp/B003BNO9GY/

"The Adventures of Robin Hood" animated film [Australia 1985]
50-minute animated TV movie; directed by Geoff Collins & Warwick Gilbert; voice actors include Robert Coleby & Helen Morse • credits at IMDb
CineVu, Inc. color DVD [10/2004] for $12.98
http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Nutech-Digital-Robert-Coleby/dp/B00003CWIC/

"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" [1991] starring Kevin Costner /tt0102798/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood:_Prince_of_Thieves
Warner Home Video Extended Version widescreen color Blu-ray [5/2009] for $10.49

"Robin Hood" [Working Title Films/Fox TV May 1991] /tt0102797/
Directed by John Irvin; written by Sam Resnick & John McGrath; starring Patrick Bergin & Uma Thurman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood_(1991_film)
http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Hood-The-Movie-91/dp/B00650RWMI/

"Robin Hood: The Movie" video release [I.T.C. Ent. UK 1991]
Robin Hood The Movie 1991 compilation  90-minute compilation from the 1955-1960 TV series; story doesn't quite end, the film ends with the song "Robin Hood Is Coming"; also re-issued as "Robin Hood: Quest For The King" and "Quest For The Crown" • Produced by Philip/Phil May & Joseph J. Shields; starring Richard Greene, Leo McKern, Bernadette O'Farrell, Alan Wheatley {as The Sheriff}, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge
video/DVD not available • full credits at IMDb
watch full movie [1:31:29] online at YouTube

"The New Adventures of Robin Hood" animated video release [Australia 1992]
'New Adventures of Robin Hood' 1992 animated video release  48-minute aniimated feature produced & distributed by Burbank Animation
Studios [est. 1994] of Australia; written by Leonard Lee; featuring voices of
David Baldwin, Alan Glover, Gennie Nevinson, Lee Perry, Stephen Quinn
Echo Bridge color DVD [12/2002] out of prodn/used
credits at IMDbofficial movie homepage

"Robin Hood: Men In Tights" [1993 spoof]
Co-produced, co-written & directed by Mel Brooks /tt0107977/

"Robin Hood: Prince of Sherwood" [indep Jan 1994, video 2008] /tt1307006/
Written & directed by James/Jamie Hunter; starring Jason Braly, Steve Barker, Caroline Duncan
http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Steve-Barker-Caroline-Duncan/dp/B001HZY1SO/
watch full movie [1:03:29] online at YouTube

Robin Hood and Other Stories / Robin Hood y Sus Amigos public domain cartoons  "Robin Hood and Other Stories" cartoon collection [1995]
This product is included here as a WARNING: these two DVDs contain a single public domain Robin Hood animated short and a bunch of other public domain cartoon shorts; such business practices as this mis-labeling are probably why East West Entertainment [est. 1995?] is defunct.
East West Ent. color DVD [1995] out of prodn/used
"Robin Hood y Sus Amigos" Spanish-language cartoon collection [1995]
East West Ent. Spanish-language color DVD [1995] out of prodn/used

"The Legend of Robin Hood" anim [1998]
http://www.amazon.com/Legend-Robin-Hood-Artist-Provided/dp/B00008K79W/ [3/2003]\
http://www.amazon.com/Legend--Animated-Special-Robin-Hood/dp/B00000F0IO/ [10/98] vhs

"Virgins of Sherwood Forest" video release [indep July 2000]
R-rated 'Virgins of Sherwood Forest' video release  Your 'typical' bikinis & swords epic, with the Sheriff's sister lusting after hunky Robin Hood (framed as a dream); R-rated version 80 minutes, unrated version 93 minutes • Directed by Cybil Richards; written by Louise Monclair; starring Brian Heidik/Dave Roth {as Robin Hood}, Shannan Leigh, Gabriella Hall, Amber Newman, Jason Schnuit/Jay Stewart, Ken Davitian/John Lopez, Micah Bradshaw, Burke Morgan, Herb Garden, David Usher, Saran Kolankaya, Thomas Vozza/Ford Mandalay, Darby Daniels/Susan Hale & Lawrence H. Toffler
Wizard Ent. color DVD [7/2000] for $8.00
full credits at IMDb

"Robin Hood: Quest For The King" animated feature [2007]
info on IMDb is messed up, nothing found on Wikipedia; 47-minute film directed by Ric Machin, with voice actors Simon Greenall {as Robin Hood},
Gary Martin, Jo Wyatt, Adam Rhys Dee, Rob Rackstraw, Melanie Hudson, Tim Bentinck
http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Hood-Quest-King-Widescreen/dp/B00191ZNM4/
http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Hood-Quest-King-Widescreen/dp/B000MKXEUG/ better cover
http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Hood-Ric-Machin/dp/B0035ECHHW/

"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" [India 2009]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood:_Prince_of_Thieves_(2009_film)

"Robin Hood: The Truth Behind Hollywood's Most-Filmed Legend" [indep April 2010] /tt1867597/
70-minute documentary from actor/director Philip Gardiner; written by Brian Allan; starring Ade Andrews, Sylvia Robson
http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Hood-Behind-Hollywoods-Filmed/dp/B00347ZYFC/
bare credits at IMDb

"Robin Hood" feature film
[Imagine / Universal May 2010]
Robin Hood 2010 movie directed by Ridley Scott  "The untold story behind the legend"; working title was "Nottingham". After fighting for King Richard in France, an expert archer keeps a promise to a dying knight and returns the man's sword to his father in Nottingham; he is asked to play the man's son in order to protect the widow, and gets caught up in royal intrigue against the usurper Godfrey who is helping King Philip of France invade England. Co-produced & directed by Ridley Scott; written by Brian Helgeland, Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris; starring Russell Crowe {as Robin}, Oscar Isaac {as King John}, Cate Blanchett {as Marian}, Danny Huston, William Hurt, Kevin Durand, Mark Strong, Eileen Atkins, Max von Sydow, Mark Addy, Alan Doyle, Matthew Macfadyen & Scott Grimes
Universal Studios widescreen color Blu-ray+DVD+digital combo [9/2010] 3 disks for $15.99
Universal Studios Director's Cut widescreen color DVD [3/2011] 2 disks for $16.99
Universal Studios Director's Cut widescreen color DVD [3/2011] for $9.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch official trailer [3:11] online at YouTube

"Rise and Rise Again: Making Ridley Scott's Robin Hood" []

"Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood 3D" [Germany Sept 2012] /tt1572503/

"Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse"
animated feature [Sept 2012]
Tom and Jerry Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse 2012 animated feature film  58-minute Tom & Jerry family animated feature video; Jerry Mouse helps outlaw hero Robin Hood best the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, whose clumsy henchmen include Squire Tom the Cat • Directed by Spike Brandt & Tony Cervone; written by Earl Kress & Michael Ryan; featuring voices of Jamie Bamber {as Robin Hood}, Charles Shaughnessy, John Michael Higgins, Grey DeLisle Griffin, John DiMaggio, Joe Alaskey, Phil LaMarr, Jonny Rees, Jess Harnell, Richard McGonagle & Clive Revill
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2012] for $19.49
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [10/2012] for $10.99
full credits at IMDbwatch official trailer [1:01] online at YouTube

Robin Hood opera from Finland  "Robin Hood: An Opera For The Whole Family" [2013]
Performed by the Finnish National Opera Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by
Mikko Franck; libretto by Jukka Linkola • not listed at IMDb
Ooppera Alba color Blu-ray [9/2013] for $27.98
Ooppera Alba color Blu-ray [9/2013] out of prodn/used

"Robyn Hood" short film [Canada Oct 2014] /tt4097070/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2NvVdBcaxk trailer

"Merry Men" [DreamWorks - in development?]  
Announced 3/2013: Story focuses on Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and Will Scarlet in a heist plot in the vein of a XIIth Century "Ocean’s Eleven"
or "The Dirty Dozen"; producer Neal Moritz, screenwriter Brad Ingelsby, and director Scott Waugh are on board; NOTE 12/2015: those folks are not showing
on IMDb, but film is now listed as 'in development' • latest info at IMDb

Untitled Robin Hood Project [FremantleMedia - in development?]  
Announced 4/2015 by FremantleMedia North America: Story follows Robin Hood and his band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest, including a young protege he takes under his wing; as Robin’s mission turns from trying to raise money for his pardon to something much greater, he confronts demons of his past, while protecting those he loves, including Marie-Anne, Countess of Locksley, the love of his life. Writer Michael Konyves will adapt from Angus Donald’s book series "The Outlaw Chronicles" - the book series includes six titles: "Outlaw", "Holy Warrior", "King’s Man", "Warlord", "Grail Knight", and "The Iron Castle" • not yet listed on IMDb

"Robin Hood: Origins" [in development for 2017?]  
Announced 2015 by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Prodns company; ADDED 9/2016: director Otto Bathurst is on board, with Taron Egerton as Robin Hood,
Jamie Foxx as Little John, and Eve Hewson as Maid Marian; Jamie Dornan ("Fifty Shades of Gray") is 'in talks' • latest info at IMDb

Robin Hood movie set in future [in development for 2017?]  
Announced 8/2016: Producer Gianni Nunnari and his Hollywood Gang production company signed VFX wizard Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull as director • not yet listed on IMDb

"Marian" [Sony Pictures in development for 2018?]  
Announced 2/2017: Sony Pictures has emerged as the victor in a bidding war for the current 'hottest spec script', a new take on Robin Hood, but told from the perspective
of Maid Marian that plays like a female-led "Gladiator" or "Braveheart"; the project is being spearheaded by star Margot Robbie • latest info at IMDb


Robin  Hood  on  Television

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"The Adventures of Robin Hood"
TV series [I.T.C./I.T.V. Sept 1955-Nov 1960]
Adventures of Robin Hood 1955-60 TV series on DVD  143 half-hour episodes in black & white; filmed in U.K. using several blacklisted writers, including Ring Lardner, Jr. & Ian McLellan Hunter; starring Richard Greene {as Robin}, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge, Alan Wheatley, Paul Eddington, Bernadette O'Farrell & Patricia Driscoll {as Maid Marian}, Rufus Cruikshank, Nigel Davenport, and Donald Pleasence {as Prince John}
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
First Season: Mill Creek Ent. b&w DVD set [3/2008] 39 episodes on 3 disks for $7.49
Second Season: Mill Creek Ent. b&w DVD set [10/2008] 39 episodes on 3 disks for $3.99 {sic}
Third Season: Mill Creek Ent. b&w DVD set [3/2009] 39 episodes on 3 disks for $35.99 ?
Fourth Season: Mill Creek Ent. b&w DVD set [8/2009] 26 episodes on 2 disks for $8.96
The Complete Series: Mill Creek Ent. b&w DVD set [8/2009] 143 episodes on 11 disks for $18.99

opening credits & theme for 1955 tv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvUl5rRnhAw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIqM_Ku1uhc song

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" [1959] 5-minute segments from the "Rocky & Bullwinkle" TV show
After Robin Hood bumps his head, he becomes dazed and inept at robbery and archery.
watch cartoon [truncated at 4:29] online at YouTube

"Mr. Magoo In Sherwood Forest" animated TV special [U.P.A. 1964] /tt2259364/
81-minute show directed by Abe Levitow; voice of Mr. Magoo by Jim Backus

"Rocket Robin Hood" [Canada 1966-69]
'Rocket Robin Hood' animated television series from Canada  Canadian animated television series that places the characters and conflicts of the classic Robin Hood legend in a futuristic, outer space setting; 52 episodes of 22 minutes each; the Season 1 episode "Safari" is not included on the DVDs because footage is lost • third season written & directed by Ralph Bakshi {uncredited}; narrated by Bernard Cowan; voice actors include Len Birman, Len Carlson, Ed McNamara, Chris Wiggins, Paul Kligman, Gillie Fenwick, John Scott
credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
Volume 1: E-1/P.D.X. Studio color DVD [11/2009] 25 episodes on 4 disks for $16.72
Volume 2: E-1/P.D.X. Studio color DVD [11/2009] episodes 27-52 on 4 disks for $24.99
"Robin Fusee" French-language version broadcast in Canada
Volume 1: E-1/P.D.X. Studio color DVD [5/2010] 25 episodes on 4 disks - out of prodn/used
Volume 2: E-1/P.D.X. Studio color DVD [5/2010] episodes 27-52 on 4 disks - out of prodn/used

"The Revenge of Robin Hood" [Dec 1966]
Episode 16 of "The Time Tunnel" TV series [1966-67]
color title for 'The Time Tunnel' TV series, 1966-67  May 1215: England is ruled by King John; the Earl of Huntington (formerly Robin Hood) presents the Magna Carta for John's signature and is accused of treason and thrown into the dungeon; Doug and Tony save the day. Created & produced by Irwin Allen; directed by William Hale; written by Leonard Stadd; starring James Darren, Robert Colbert, Donald Harron {as Robin Hood}, John Crawford {as King John}, John Alderson, Ronald Long, Erin O'Brien-Moore
Amazon Instant Video - each episode $1.99, all 30 episodes $41.99
Volume 1: Fox color DVD set [1/2006] pilot & 15 episodes on 4 disks for $17.49
Volume 1: Fox color DVD set [1/2006] pilot & 15 episodes on 4 disks for $19.68
Volume 2: Fox color DVD set [6/2006] 15 episodes on 4 disks for $17.49
episode credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
watch full episode [51:08] online at Hulu.com {free but lots of ads}

"The Legend of Robin Hood" TV special [NBC-TV Feb 1968]
Both IMDb and Amazon information are mixed up and messed up; this is NOT the same as the 1975 British mini-series below.
actor David Watson as Robin Hood in 1968 (with actress Leigh Beery)  90-minute American network TV musical featuring the songs of Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Directed by Alan Handley; starring David Watson {as Robin Hood}, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. {as King Richard}, Leigh Beery, Victor Buono, Steve Forrest, Noel Harrison, Harvey Jason, Arte Johnson {as Much}, Roddy McDowall {as Prince John}, Walter Slezak, Bruce Yarnell
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • partial credits at IMDb

"Benny Hill" [1969] Robin Hood segment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCr6UnXGdN0 [8.39]

"The Legend of Robin Hood" TV movie [A.P.I./CBS-TV Nov 1971] /tt0305756/ with Roy Haddrick, Peter Guest
http://www.amazon.com/Classics-Kids-Collection-Legend-clamshell/dp/B000845WGA/ Classics for Kids Collection

"When Things Were Rotten" [1975 TV series] /tt0072585/
Co-produced & co-written by Mel Brooks

"Robin Hood: The Legend" TV mini-series [BBC-TV 1975]
Both IMDb and Amazon information are mixed up and messed up; this is NOT the same as the 1968 USA TV special above.
six 50-minute episodes telling the story of the life of Robin Hood; VHS #4 entitled "Time of The Wolf"
http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Hood-Legend-Time-Wolf/dp/6301805224/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Robin_Hood

"The Adventures of Young Robin Hood" TV movie [1983] /tt0380997/

"The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood" TV movie [1984] /tt0088444/

"Robin of Sherwood" British TV series
[Goldcrest/I.T.V. 1984-86]
Robin of Sherwood 1984-86 tv series DVD box set  24 hour-long episodes; location filming outside Bristol in England; standard story, with addition of black magic & paganism elements; 'Complete' DVD extras include commentary, outtakes, and 4 documentaries, including behind-the-scenes "The Electric Theatre Show" & "Clannad: Scoring Robin of Sherwood"; starring Michael Praed & Jason Connery {as Robin}, Judi Trott, John Abineri, Robert Addie, Peter Llewellyn Williams, Phil Rose, Ray Winstone, Clive Mantle & Philip Davis {as Prince John}
Acorn Media color DVD set [7/2008] 10 disks for $89.99
Seasons 1 & 2 (11 episodes plus feature): Acorn Media color DVD [10/2007] 5 disks for $49.99
Season 3 (13 episodes): Acorn Media color DVD [10/2007] 5 disks for $49.99
series credits at IMDb

"Robin Hood and The Sorcerer" [Goldcrest/Harlech Jan 1983]
This is episode 1 & 2 of the above series edited to 100 minutes for feature & video release;
available on DVD on the 'Complete' set and on Season 1 & 2
Fox color VHS [12/93] out of prodn/usedfull credits at IMDb

"Weirdest Stories Ever Told" [Amblin TV/Warner Bros. Sept 1990]
episode of "Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures" TV series [1990-95]
'Robin Hare' cartoon segment from the Tiny Toon Adventures TV series  22-minute episode with three new color cartoons: Buster Bunny as "Robin Hare", Babs
Bunny in Shakespearean "To Babs or Not To Babs", and Buster again in "Elmyra's Round
The World"
• Directed by Art Leonardi; featuring voices of Charles Adler, Tress MacNeille,
Joe Alaskey, Danny Cooksey, Clive Revill • episode credits at IMDb
available on DVD on "Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1, Volume 2" [2009]
Warner Home Video color DVD [4/2009] 30 episodes on 4 diaks for $14.91

"Robin Fuddo no Daiboken (Robin Hood's Great Adventure)" animated TV series [Japan 1990-92]
52-episode anime TV series; Robin and pals are mostly teenagers who battle the despot Baron Alwyn of Nottingham
bare credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
watch sample episode with English subtitles [25:01] online at YouTube

"Young Robin Hood" animated TV series
[Hanna-Barbera Prodns/Family Channel 1991]
Young Robin Hood animated TV series  26 episode half-hour TV series, with younger characters playing tricks on the Sheriff of Nottingham
English & French voice actors include Thor Bishopric & Jean-Claude Corbel {as Robin Hood}, Séverine Morisot, Anik Matern & Liz MacRae {as Maid Marian}, Michael Rudder & Olivier Granier {as Prince John}, A.J. Henderson & Daniel Beretta {as Sheriff of Nottingham}, Sonja Ball {as Will Scarlet}, Kathleen Fee, Jessalyn Gilsig, Mark Hellman, Bronwen Mantel, Michael O'Reilly, Terrence Scammell, Harry Standjofski, Yves Barsacq, Eric Etcheverry, Danielle Hazan, Olivier Korol, Pierre Laurent, Claude Lombard
90-minute Hanna-Barbera Home Video color VHS [11/91] 3 episodes for $5.94
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

"Wishbone" children's TV series [Big Feats! Ent. 1995-98]
Wishbone is a Jack Russell terrier dog who can read and imagines himself in adventures based on classic works of literature and folklore; viewers can hear him think,
and in the imaginary adventures, humans and animals can hear him talk. The independent TV series and 'World Wide Wishbone' website include 50 half-hour television
episodes, 40 Big Red Chair & Little Red Chair books, a handful of videos & DVDs, other merchandise • series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

more info on Wishbone at Spirit of America Bookstore's Children's Dept. Page

'Paw Prints of Thieves' episode of the 'Wishbone' TV series  "Paw Prints of Thieves" episode #24 [Nov 1995]
Inspired by the story of Robin Hood; Joe might be suspended from school for an act of generosity, which triggers Wishbone's reverie about the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest.
Directed by Ben Vaughn; Wishbone is portrayed by Soccer the Dog, with voice-over by Larry Brantley
30-minute Lionsgate / HiT Ent. color DVD [6/2004] for $9.98
episode credits at IMDbwatch full episode #24 [29:14] online at YouTube
"The Adventures of Robin Hood (Wishbone Classics #6)" [ages 9 & up; 1996]
Retold by Joanne Mattern

HarperEntertainment 7½x5¼ pb [7/96] out of print/many used
HarperEntertainment 7½x5¼ pb [7/96] out of print/used

"Robin of Locksley" TV movie [Showtime Networks Feb 1996]
'Robin of Locksley' 1996 TV movie  "A modern version of the Robin Hood legend" • Filmed in Vancouver, BC, Canada; Robin McAllister's family moves to Seattle and he is enrolled in the private school Locksley Academy. A new pal has robbed John Prince Sr., the head of a big corporation (to get money for a medical operation); Robin and other misfits at school and a girl named Marian (who helps train Robin's family's new horses) oppose the big shot rich kid at school, John Prince Jr., and his friends. Robin applies for the school archery team but is blackballed by John Prince, Jr. so Robin starts his own team with his two friends. While all this is happening, Robin has to outsmart F.B.I. agent Walter Nottingham. Directed by Michael Kennedy; starring Devon Sawa, Sarah Chalke, Billy O'Sullivan, Tyler Labine, Colin Cunningham, Joshua Jackson, Chad Todhunter, Kevin Hansen, Tom Butler & James Bell
Echo Bridge color DVD [6/2005] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The New Adventures of Robin Hood" TV series
[Warner Bros. Intl. TV 1997-1999]
The New Adventures of Robin Hood 1997-1999 TV series  52 hour-long episodes; Robin Hood and his band of outlaws – helped by followers of Merlin in the battle with black magic – rob from the rich and give to the poor as they fight against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Starring Matthew Porretta & John Bradley {as Robin}, Barbara Griffin & Anna Galvin {as Marian}, Martyn Ellis, Richard Ashton & Andrew Bicknell {as Prince John}
Complete 1st Season: Warner Bros. color DVD-R [7/2010] 13 episodes on 4 disks for $28.99
1997 2nd Season, 1998 3rd Season, and 1999 4th Season not yet released on Region 1 DVD
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"History's Mysteries: The True Story of Robin Hood" [History Channel June? 2000]
A&E History Channel 'True Story of Robin Hood' TV documentary [2000]  1-hour color documentary co-produced, written & directed by Emma Webster
A&E Home Video color DVD [9/2006] for $15.99
A&E Home Video color VHS [9/2000] out of prodn/used
bare credits at IMDb

"Biography: Robin Hood" [A&E 2000] /tt0397868/
http://www.amazon.com/Biography-Robin-Hood-VHS-E/dp/B000006QEK/

"Princess of Thieves" TV movie [Disney/ABC-TV March 2001]
Disney TV movie 'Princess of Thieves' starring Keira Knightley   Filmed in Romania; when outlaw Robin Hood is captured by the Sheriff of Nottingham and sentenced to death, Robin's life and the future of England fall into the hands of ambitious outlaw maiden Gwyn, his daughter. Directed by Peter Hewitt; written by Robin Lerner; starring Keira Knightley, Malcolm McDowell {as the Sheriff}, Stuart Wilson {as Robin}, Jonathan Hyde {as Prince John}, Hannah Cresswell, David Barrass, Del Synnott, Crispin Letts, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Adam Ryan, Stephen Moyer, Gaye Brown, Luke de Lacey, Peter MacQueen, Christopher Whitting-ham, Robert Rawles, Paul Ready, Andrew Dunford, Jonathan Pembroke, Gillie Gratham, Peter Cellier • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Walt Disney Home Video color DVD [5/2005] for $7.19
Disney color DVD [2004] out of prodn/used
Disney color VHS [2004] for $9.99

"The Robin Hood Gang" TV movie [Promark Ent. Nov 2001] /tt0135774/
Clayton Taylor (Actor), Steven Losack (Actor), Eric Hendershot (Director, Writer)
http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Hood-Gang-Clayton-Taylor/dp/B0001DCYNC/

"Robin Hood: The First Outlaw Hero" [History Channel Canada May 2004]
60-minute TV documentary written & directed by Jason Hreno /tt1343333/

"Robin Hood: The Outlawed Hero" documentary [U.K. 2006]
90-minute TV documentary available at Amazon Video, which lists Liam Dale as director & star + dRobinHoodOutlawedHero.jpg
watch official trailer [2:27] online at YouTube
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Robin-Hood-Outlawed-Hero-A-Documentary/dp/B000IZJ3XW for Region 2 only

"World of Robin Hood" TV documentary [Oct 2006] /tt0878815/

"Robin Hood" TV series [B.B.C. Oct 2006-April 2009]
B.B.C. Robin Hood 2006-2009 TV series  39 episodes {so far}, filmed in Hungary; basic story, with intentional modernistic anachronisms: Robin wears a 'hoodie', slang dialogue, martial arts, etc.; starring Jonas Armstrong, Keith Allen, Gordon Kennedy, Sam Troughton, Joe Armstrong, Richard Armitage, Lucy Griffiths, Harry Lloyd, Anjali Jay, Michael Elwyn, David Harewood & Toby Stephens {as Prince John}
Season 1 (13 episodes): B.B.C./Warner widescreen color DVD [6/2007] 5 disks for $79.98
Season 2 (13 episodes): B.B.C./Warner widescreen color DVD [7/2008] 5 disks for $59.99
Season 3 (13 episodes): B.B.C./Warner widescreen color DVD [1/2010] 5 disks for $40.99
full credits at IMDbB.B.C. official 'Robin Hood' series website

"Beyond Sherwood Forest" TV movie [Nov 2009] /tt1331323/
Robin Dunne (Actor), Julian Sands (Actor), Peter DeLuise (Director)
http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Sherwood-Forest-Blu-ray-Robin/dp/B0038RSIZQ/

"The Last Oak Tree In England" [Syfy April 2010] /tt1417757/
half-hour episode 14 of the "K9" series [2009-2010] spinoff from "Dr. Who"; Robin Hood portrayed by Remi Broadway
http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Last_Oak_Tree

"The Real Robin Hood" TV documentary [History Channel May 2010] /tt1637729/
http://www.amazon.com/Real-Robin-Hood/dp/B005JRZ2KW/
http://www.amazon.com/Real-Robin-Hood-Ridley-Scott/dp/B003EQN63A/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg1ts675WGk [1.24.31]

"The Tale of Robin Hood" TV docu [May 2010]
http://www.amazon.com/Tale-Robin-Hood-Various/dp/B00383XYVS/

"Robin Hood und Ich" TV movie [SAT.1-TV Germany Sept 2013]
German film 'Robin Hood und Ich'  German-language film that takes place in modern times near Berlin; a divorced mother afraid of losing her job and her kids wishes out loud that soeone would rescue her, someone like Robin Hood - and XIIth Century archer Sir Locksley suddenly appears . . .
Directed by Holger Haase; starring Nadja Becker & Pasquale Aleardi
Ascot Elite Home Ent. color Blu-ray [9/2013] for €10,46 PAL format via Amazon.DE
Ascot Elite Home Ent. color DVD [9/2013] for €9,99 PAL format via Amazon.DE
not available on Region 1 DVD or Blu-ray • full credits at IMDb

"Robin Hood: Mischief In Sherwood" TV series [2014] /tt4212188/
19 11-minute episodes with Tom Wayland (Actor), Sandra Derval (Director)
http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Hood-Mischief-Tom-Wayland/dp/B00UVCHZ7S/

"Robot of Sherwood" [B.B.C. Cymru Wales Sept 2014]
'Robot of Sherwood' 2014 episode of the 'Doctor Who' TV series  "A timeless hero . . . and the Doctor" • 46-minute episode 3 of season 8 of the "Doctor Who" revival TV series [2005-2020] • "In sun-dappled Sherwood Forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars, and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood; with all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes actually exist?" Series created by Sydney Newman; directed by Paul Murphy; written by Mark Gatiss; starring Tom Riley {as Robin Hood}, Peter Capaldi {as The Doctor}, Jenna Coleman {as Clara}, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Sabrina Bartlett, Ben Miller, Trevor Cooper, Rusty Goffe, Joseph Kennedy & Patrick Troughton (archival TV footage)
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb
episode page at the Tardis Wikiwatch 9/2014 official trailer [0:30] online at YouTube

"Sherwood" [CW Network - in development?]  
Announced 12/2012: The C.W. has issued a script commitment for "Sherwood", an hourlong period drama (with a female slant) revolving around
a young noblewoman who sets out to free her serf boyfriend, who has been wrongfully imprisoned by ruthless Norman occupiers; seeking help from the
vanished Robin of Locksley, she inadvertently reunites the fabled Robin Hood and his Merry Men – and then joins them – "inspiring new hope for the
oppressed people of Nottingham" • latest info at IMDb


Image  Gallery

still photo of Basil Rathbone fencing on the stairs with Errol Flynn (from the 1938 feature film 'The Adventures of Robin Hood'

L i n k s
'Robin Hood in popular culture' entry at Wikipedia
The Robin Hood Project {bibliography} at University of Rochester in New York
Robin Hood entry at the Tardis Wikia ("Dr.Who" episode, "K9" episode, webblog)
AWW's 'Bold Outlaw' fansite
Robin Hood homepage on the Nottinghamshire Tourism website
World Wide Robin Hood Society's 'Many Faces of Robin Hood' website [est.1998]  WARNING: possible toxic website (2015)
RF's 'Robin Hood: Facts & Fiction' fansite


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