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Archive for the ‘Douglas Fairbanks ROBIN HOOD’ Category

“In Some Respects, the Most Beautiful Photoplay Ever Made”

26 Apr

April 26, 1938

James Francis Crow
Review of Previews
Hollywood Citizen News

The Adventures of Robin Hood in the new Warner version, with Errol Flynn appearing in the title role as a swashbuckling successor to the swashbuckling Douglas Fairbanks, presents itself, first of all, as a box office smash. It is a picture of abundant action and high romance, the well-nigh infallible guarantees of commercial success. Done in Technicolor and magnificently mounted, it is in some respects the most beautiful photoplay ever made. Last night’s preview was marked by frequently recurring bursts of applause by which the audience paid tribute to the artistry of color camera craft in the vivid depiction of marital pageantry, of flashing swordplay, of rollicking adventure among the the gaily garbed long bow warriors of Sherwood Forest.

It is a picture of emphatic and dazzling excellencies. Flynn is excellent, as are Basil Rathbone, Clude Rains, and Alan Hale. Olivia de Havilland is captivatingly beautiful in the role of Lady Marian.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Sir Robin of Locksley

24 May

May 23, 1938

Hollywood Citizen News

Taking their cue from the success of The Adventures of Robin Hood, Warner Bros. are digging in making preparations for a sequel to be ready for release next spring. Title is Sir Robin of Locksley,, an original by Norman Reilly Raine and Seton I. MIller. Erich Korngold already is at work on the score. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland are slated for the leads. Virtually all concerned in the scheduled follow-up contributed to The Adventures of Robin Hood.

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Surely Alan Hale would have been in it, too!

— Gentleman Tim

 

Doug and the Law–Ouch!

27 Dec

— Becky

 

This ad had a lot to do with why my grandpa wore a feather in his hat!

27 Dec

— Becky

 

Robin and his Lady Marion… wedded bliss!

05 Jul

— David DeWitt

 

Is there anything you'd like for yourself?

05 Jul

— David DeWitt

 

The Final Fight inside the Castle walls…

05 Jul

— David DeWitt

 

The Final Fight begins…

05 Jul

— David DeWitt

 

Huntingdon (Fairbanks) becomes ROBIN HOOD!

05 Jul

— David DeWitt

 

Maine Geary (left) as Will Scarlett with Friar Tuck…

05 Jul

— David DeWitt