- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 28, 2004
- Originally Released: 1955
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
The legend of Robin Hood is given a grand retelling in this popular and long running series made for television (1955-58). Filmed in Great Britain with the handsome and dashing British actor Richard Greene as Robin, the "outlaws" of Sherwood Forest watch over the people of England and protect them from the cruelty and greed of the ruling aristocrats. In these four exciting episodes it's easy to see how the series remained an enduring favorite for so many years.
Episode 1 - The Coming Of Robin Hood: Robin comes back to England after fighting in the Holy Wars only to find that the evil Sir Roger DeLisle has stolen his family's castle and land. This early episode tells how Robin Hood first got his name and attained his noble mission.
Episode 2 - The Borrowed Baby: Robin and his band are accused of stealing a shipment of gold. The aristocrats suspect that Lady Marian is acting as a spy to protect Robin from his nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Episode 3 - The Final Tax: Friar Tuck comes up with a plan to do away with a hated property tax that the feudal lords have imposed on the poor serfs, but the Friar needs Robin Hood's men to help to pull off his plan.
Episode 4 - The Ambush: Robin Hood attempts to rescue a young prince - the heir to the throne of England - from the clutches of the boy's evil uncle, the power hungry Prince John (Donald Pleasence).
Richard Greene played Robin Hood in this British television series (1955-1960), starring as the upbeat and expansive fellow, with a superb small repertory troupe played different supporting roles. The interior backgrounds were mounted on wheels to facilitate fast shooting, and the studio was located near historic Runnymeade Meadow, the ideal locale for the outdoor scenes. Loosely based on the earlier Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn classic films about a forest bandit with a gang that "steals from the rich and gives to the poor" (that were based on poems and stories dating back 600 years), this children's show remains fondly remembered by those lucky enough to grow up with it.
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