Fiction

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

William Keighley, Michael Curtiz
USA 1938
101min
V'06

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)

Credits
  • Eugene Pallette
  • Ian Hunter
  • Patric Knowles
  • Alan Hale
  • Errol Flynn
  • Olivia de Havilland
  • Basil Rathbone
  • Claude Rains
  • Melville Cooper
  • Norman Reilly Raine
  • Seton I. Miller
  • C.A. Riggs
  • Sol Polito
  • Tony Gaudio
  • Ralph Dawson
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold
  • Carl Jules Weyl
  • Milo Anderson
Warner Bros.
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