“The Experts have Spoken”

04 Jun

“It’s officious”, I mean “official”! According to experts of Rottingham, (probably descendants of their shire’s infamous Sheriff of Rottingham), Errol Flynn was NOT the Best Robin Hood. Connery was, Sean Connery.

Yes, you read correctly. Next, we may also learn that Errol was also not the best Captain Blood, George Armstrong Custer, Geoffrey Thorpe, or Gentleman Jim. The Experts have Spoken.…

“The Best Robin Hood”:

Also-Ran Errol Flynn:

— Tim


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  1. shangheinz

    June 4, 2018 at 12:41 pm


    “They” speak treason fluently. How dare they belittle Errol and bestow a Robin knighthood on Sean Connery, who only was the best 007 ever? May they rott- ing- ham! Only in their dreams:…

    • David DeWitt

      June 4, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      Connery was wise not to try to compete with Flynn’s Robin Hood, and is the ONLY other RH I have ever accepted in the role because it was Robin later on and how he ended … but seriously, this is not gonna fly with anybody that Sean was a better RH … NO WAY …

  2. Jack Marino

    June 5, 2018 at 3:06 am

    When I saw this film in the 70s i liked it and it was an interesting take on Robin Hood and the Sheriff as old men. The dual was believeable since two middle age men fighting with broadswords would only last for ten to fifteen mins in real life.

    Errol Flynn’s Robin Hood is the best and always will be. Its a romantized version of the legend and Errol brings so much life to the role.

    However Robert Shaw was a huge Errol flynn fan and that is why he became an actor so he could play in Errol Flynn roles. That is why he did Swashbuckler he was a huge admire of Errol Flynn. I always wonder if he ever met Errol

  3. twinarchers

    June 10, 2018 at 12:46 am

    I agree that is was great showing Robin at the end of his life. Always hoping for Connery to be James Bond like in every film I was a bit disappointed at the time that it was so different but now I can really take it for what it is. He did The Man Who Would Be King and The Wind And The Lion at the same time so he was in that mode. But you can’t really compare his film with Errol’s.