• The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Release Date: May 14th, 1938

DVD Release Date: September 30th, 2003

PG |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

When King Richard the Lionheart is captured, his scheming brother Prince John (Claude Rains) plots to reach the throne, to the outrage of Sir Robin of Locksley (Errol Flynn), the bandit king of Sherwood Forest. Rounding up his band of men and eventually winning the support of the lovely Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland), Robin accuses Prince John of treachery and, when the escaped Richard returns covertly to England, joins forces with the king to prevent Prince John from taking the crown.

Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Patric Knowles, Eugene Pallette, Alan Hale, Herbert Mundin

Director: Michael Curtiz , William Keighley

Genres: Adventure , Action

Production Co: Warner Brothers, First National Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Rescue, Quest, Rousing, England

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Shawn LevyPortland Oregonian

    Is it a silly movie? At times, yes. Is it creaky and blatant and obvious? Quite often, absolutely. But should you miss it in this splendidly colorful restoration? Not on your life. show more

  • 100
    TV Guide Magazine

    Only a spirited and extravagant production could do justice to the Robin Hood legend; this film is more than equal to the task. Korngold's score won a well-deserved Oscar, as did the editing and art direction. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Made with sublime innocence and breathtaking artistry, at a time when its simple values rang true. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Winner Film Editing
Winner Art Direction
Nominated Outstanding Production
Winner Music (Original Score)