- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 24, 1964
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Warner Home Video
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Mob-ruled 1928 Chicago's not big enough for the rat-a-tat comedy and songs of this popular favorite about the do-gooder gangsters who fleece the rich and give to the poor as a front for their "not-so-legal" activities. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Song ("My Kind of Town"), Best (Adapted) Score.
Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bing Crosby. The picture features Peter Falk, Barbara Rush, and Edward G. Robinson in an un-credited cameo. Written by David R. Schwartz, the film transplants the Robin Hood legend to a 1930s Chicago gangster setting - though the film's utterly opportunistic Marian is very different from the faithful Maid Marian of the original legend. Produced by Frank Sinatra, the film introduced the hit song "My Kind of Town" by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song and achieved a career of its own independent of the film.
In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north side. Although he's outgunned, Robbo wants to keep his own territory. A pool-playing dude from Indiana and the director of a boys' orphanage join forces with Robbo; and, when he gives some money to the orphanage, he becomes the toast of the town as a hood like Robin Hood. Meanwhile, Guy schemes to get rid of Robbo, and Big Jim's heretofore unknown daughter Marian appears and goes from man to man trying to find an ally in her quest to run the whole show. Can Robbo hold things together?