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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

In director Michael Curtiz' classic adventure film:

  • the entrance of Sir Robin of Locksley (Errol Flynn), with the body of a slain deer draped across his shoulders (he had killed one of the king's deer and could be executed), who unexpectedly burst through the gate to the great banquet hall, and daringly threw the deer on the table before host Prince John (Claude Rains)
  • Peter Pan-like Robin Hood's greeting to an ambushed Norman caravan including Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland) - when he appeared in the trees, swung down on a vine, and said: "Welcome to Sherwood, my lady!"
  • the quarterstaff battle between Robin and Little John (Alan Hale, Sr.)
  • the "piggy-back" episode between Robin and Friar Tuck (Eugene Pallette)
  • the romantic scenes between Robin and Maid Marian
  • the exciting archery contest (accompanied by Erich Korngold's music)
"Welcome to Sherwood, my lady!"
Romance with Maid Marian
  • the "classic," climactic, vigorous and exciting sword duel between Robin and Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone) on a winding stone staircase in the finale

Sir Robin's Entrance

Archery Contest

Sword Duel


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