Monday, March 4, 2019

Robin Hood Origins


Robin Hood Origins from Mill Creek Entertainment is a 5 film collection. The Bandit of Sherwood Forest came out in 1946 and stars Anita Louise (TV Series Mod Squad), Jill Esmond (Night People), Edgar Buchanan (Benji), and Cornel Wilde (Murder, She Wrote). The legendary English tarot Robin Hood, Robert of Nottingham has grown up to be a dashing lover in outlaw, committed to the pursuit of justice for all when the king of England is imprisoned by a cruel regent bent on snuffing out the countries new legal guide and light, the Magna Carta the queen mother and Lady Catherine turned to Robert and his Merry men for help.
The Prince of Thieves came out in 1948 and stars Jon Hall (Forbidden Island), Patricia Morison (The Long Day Closes), Adele Jergens (Soldiers of Fortune), Alan Mowbray (TV’s The Beverly Hillbillies), Michael Duane (The Gallant Blade), H.B Werner (The Ten Commandments), and Lowell Gilmore ( TV Series The Californians.


 In route to Nottingham Castle to see his fiancĂ©e, Lady Christabel, Sir Alan Claire and his sister Lady Marian are told by Robin Hood that Sir Alan’s bride to be is being forced into an arranged marriage by her father, Baron Tristram. With the help from the Prince of Thieves, Sir Allen hopes to break into the castle to rescue and marry the women he loves.
The Black Arrow came out in 1948 and stars Louis Hayward (TV Series The Magician), Janet Blair (TV Series Murder She Wrote), George Macready (Tora! Tora! Tora!), Edgar Buchanan (TV Series The Partridge Family) returning from duty in the 15th-century war of the roses, young Richard Shelton learns that his estate has been claimed by is usurping uncle Sir Daniel Brackley, who for good measure has also murdered Richard’s father. Forced to exclude Brackley’s minions, Shelton and his followers eventually managed to thwart the villain with all manner of weaponry, from crossbow to fist.
Rogues of Sherwood Forest came out in 1950 and stars John Derek (TV Series Janus), Diana Lynn (TV Series Burke’s Law), George Macready (Benji), and Alan Hale (Colt.45). As his reward for defending his tenant against King’s John’s troops, Robin, Earl of Huntington the son of the legendary Robin Hood is branded an outlaw just like his father. Facing a death sentence, Robin escapes and, with the help from Lady Marian, heads for Sherwood Forest to persuade his father’s band of merry men to join his battle against King John.
Sword of Sherwood Forest came out in 1960 and stars Richard Greene (TV Series Scarf Jack), and Peter Cushing (Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death). In a hammer film production featuring TVs Robin Hood, the wicked machinations of the Sheriff of Nottingham come to light as an evil plot to assassinate the Archbishop of Canterbury unfolds. Robin and his merry men jump into action for a swashbuckling adventure full of spectacular battles and bold romance.
My Opinion: these movies are old and if you like Robin Hood these movies showcase that time period. These five films are classic with swashbuckling action.

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