ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

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THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
USA, 1938
Fiction, 101min, OF

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
USA, 1938
Fiction, 101min, OF

Cast: 
Errol Flynn
Olivia de Havilland
Basil Rathbone
Claude Rains
Patric Knowles
Eugene Pallette
Alan Hale
Melville Cooper
Ian Hunter
Screenplay: 
Norman Reilly Raine
Seton I. Miller
Sound: 
C.A. Riggs
Camera: 
Tony Gaudio
Sol Polito
Editor: 
Ralph Dawson
Composer: 
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Decoration: 
Carl Jules Weyl
Costume: 
Milo Anderson

Production: 
Warner Bros.
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The Adventures of Robin Hood is one of those rare studio system movies that started out as a regular genre film and somehow surpassed itself, feeding off a creative energy that generated its own sweeping artistry. It blurs the line of categories to include all types and styles: a swashbuckling action-adventure; a romantic fairy tale full of yearning looks and limpid eyes; a sight-gag comedy with dashing derring-do and hilarious costumes. The Adventures of Robin Hood added to the Errol Flynn - Olivia de Havilland aura as a leading romantic team (they made six more films together), and also received special attention by using the new and expensive three-strip Technicolor in its cinematography. Olivia de Havilland glows as paragon of virginal beauty and loveliness, using that lost-in-love look that smiles with her eyes. (Doug Hennessy)