almost 3 years
The best Robin Hood movie ever made; one of the best films of the 30s. I love it.
over 5 years
This is the best Robin Hood ever. It is grand and spectacular. Magnificent Movie.
almost 6 years
Terrific fun. Witty, colorful and adventurous.
Even without computer effects it's possible to make a good action film, with a good yarn.
over 6 years
A gloriously colorful swashbuckler in both sight and spirit. Flynn's greatest role.
over 6 years
An epic adventure that surprises for its time. Better than most modern action movies.
The Adventures of Robin Hood is a 1938 American swashbuckler film directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley. Filmed in Technicolor, the picture stars Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Claude Rains.
Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, is taken captive by Leopold of Austria while returning from the Crusades, his brother John (Claude Rains) takes power and proceeds to oppress the Saxon commoners. Prince John raises their taxes, supposedly to raise Richard's ransom, but in reality to secure his own position on the throne.
One man stands in his way, the Saxon Robin, Earl of Locksley (Errol Flynn). He acquires a loyal follower when he saves Much (Herbert Mundin) from being arrested by Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone) for poaching one of the king's deer. Robin goes alone to see Prince John at Gisbourne's castle and announces to John's assembled supporters and a contemptuous Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland) that he will do all in his power to oppose...