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Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama | 25 August 1950 (Finland)
When King John imposes oppressive taxes and cruel treatment upon the local population in medieval England, the son of legendary bandit Robin Hood reforms his father's "Merry Men" to once more rise against the king.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

George Bruce (screen play), Ralph Gilbert Bettison (story) (as Ralph Bettinson)
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Complete credited cast:
John Derek ... Robin, Earl of Huntington
Diana Lynn ... Lady Marianne de Beaudray
George Macready ... King John
Alan Hale ... Little John
Paul Cavanagh ... Sir Giles
Lowell Gilmore ... Count of Flanders
Billy House ... Friar Tuck
Lester Matthews ... Alan-A-Dale
Billy Bevan ... Will Scarlet (as William Bevan)
Wilton Graff ... Baron Fitzwalter
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Archbishop Stephen Langton
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When King John imposes oppressive taxes and cruel treatment upon the local population in medieval England, the son of legendary bandit Robin Hood reforms his father's "Merry Men" to once more rise against the king.

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1950 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Rogues of Sherwood Forest See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final film of Alan Hale. See more »

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Edited from The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946) See more »

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Uninspired re-telling has all the right ingredients but fails to come to life...
9 May 2012 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Personable John Derek makes a handsome Robin Hood, but he can't overcome a lifeless script and weak direction. What does steal the show are the costumes, scenery and brilliant Technicolor. Otherwise, this is a dull affair full of wooden acting and cardboard characters.

It looks magnificent and the sets are really striking, but the script is the main culprit. Even the villains are given little to do but strike angry poses, making one wish for Sir Guy of Gisbourne to show up in the person of Basil Rathbone.

It's a hodge-podge of Robin Hood elements, with Robin's son rounding up all of the "old guys" who helped his father in the past. Alan Hale is on hand to reprise his Little John role for the fourth and last time. He's a tired looking actor in this one, barely able to summon up enough gusto to get through the role.

Diana Lynn is the pretty spy at court who helps Derek with his fight against the palace stronghold. She's lovely but looks out of place in her period costumes since these kind of roles were never part of her past history as an ingénue. Lowell Gilmore has almost no flair as the man who wants to marry her and even George Macready lacks the dynamic spirit to play a nasty villain.

Gordon Douglas can't be commended for directing this one. Pace and flair are two of the missing ingredients, along with a lifeless script.

Not recommended, except for the kiddies who might enjoy the fights.


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