Surprisingly fun. Music numbers actually great. Great cast of character actors + giants.
Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film that transplants the Robin Hood legend to a 1930s Chicago gangster setting. Directed by Gordon Douglas and produced by Frank Sinatra, with a screenplay by David R. Schwartz, the movie stars members of the Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr.) as well as Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, Edward G. Robinson, and Barbara Rush.
The film introduced "My Kind of Town," written by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Sammy Cahn, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
"Big" Jim Stevens, undisputed boss of the Chicago underworld, gets an unexpected birthday present from his ambitious lieutenant, Guy Gisborne. Instead of a stripper popping out of the cake, Big Jim gets shot by all the guests. With the mob boss out of the way, Gisborne takes over. He orders all the other gangsters in town to pay him protection money, but declares it's still "All for One." The news does not sit well with Big Jim's friend and fellow...