In order to avoid the material copyrighted by Douglas Fairbanks Sr. for his 1922 Robin Hood, the scripters of this Flynn version relied on several legendary episodes that had never before been filmed,... read more
Directed by: Michael Curtiz, Alan Hale, William Keighley, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Errol Flynn, Eugene Pallette, Herbert Mundin, Ian Hunter, Leonard Willey, Melville Cooper, Montagu Love, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Una O'Connor
Release Date: May 14, 1938
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2003
Stats: 1,712 reviews
Flixster Reviews (1,712)
March 24, 2013
The greatest Flynn swashbuckler?? yes. Its got the lot, a princess, sword fights, dashing heroes, evil baddies, great huge battles and a soppy happy ending. The whole thing looks gorgeous, the colour like all oldies is gorgeous in Technicolour and the cast, again, like all oldies...
April 10, 2011
The acting may be camp but the legend is forever. Full review later.
December 13, 2010
interesting and very creative its kind of funny knowing how the actress who played maid maryann in this movie in real life hated Errol Flynn because he was really cocky in real life
November 21, 2010
When you look back over the number of times that the tale of Robin Hood has been adapted by Hollywood, it equals that of Dracula. But of all the adaptations, one stands heads and tails above the others, Michael Curtiz' original 1938 classic The Adventures of Robin Hood. One of ...
September 23, 2010
First of all, Hooray for Technicolor! With that said, I love the story of Robin Hood, and I liked this movie. The movie doesn't do anything differently with the story, but It's got a great cast: Flynn, Rathbone, De Havilland, Rains, Hale... Plus, a good director, Michael Curt...
August 27, 2010
The Adventures of Robin Hood is easily one of the most entertaining movies I've seen in my entire life. Errol Flynn is living proof that it is indeed possible to wear tights and be absolutely badass. The cast is superb and the dialogue is full of the wittiest of banter and Olivia...
July 15, 2010
For one thing, the film was authentic, and definitely a crowd pleaser. Errol Flynn, in all his Australian glory, and Olivia de Havilland, in her vulnerable state (much like Gone with the Wind) were the perfect pairing.
July 6, 2010
one of the great classics of the entire decade. this film sets the standard for adventure films, with great set designs for such an early film. although the costumes dont hold up by todays standards, the film uses color and dialogue to set the mood of the story. a classic that...
June 6, 2010
Undoubtedly fun and light-hearted with plenty of action, yet definitely dated and cheesy. The sillly costumes, over-acting, and fight choreography are simply victims of their era, so while they do detract from the film, you tend to forgive these aspects. Still, it's a fun flick...
May 2, 2010
Errol Flynn stars in his signature role as Sir Robin of Locksley, one of the few knights loyal to King Richard, who while off fighting the crusades, leaves England in the hands of his treacherous brother, prince John. When Richard is captured and held for ransom, prince John lev...
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