- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 8, 2005
- Originally Released: 1955
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
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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.
Errand of Mercy: Plague has struck Nottingham, and rare herbs from Sherwood forest are the only way to bring relief to the poor. But when Robin and Little John arrive to deliver the medicine, the Sheriff vows that the only way the outlaws will leave the city is in a coffin.
Secret Mission: A visiting pilgrim informs Robin Hood that the Sheriff is collecting a list of allies against King Richard. This list could be a valuable weapon in the Merry Men's fight against the Sheriff, but first Robin must uncover the identity of the strange visitor.
Ransom: A baron's son is being held for ransom after committing a crime in a neighboring kingdom. Rather than pay the ransom, the baron taxes his village to the point of starvation. Unable to suffer such injustice, Robin Hood sets out to teach the baron a lesson.
Children of the Greenwood: Accused of a crime he didn't commit, an honest farmer goes on the run and his children are forced into servitude by a tyrant. Determined to reunite with their father, the children escape and lay a trap for the true criminal.
Richard Greene played Robin Hood in this British television series (1955-1960) as an upbeat and expansive fellow, and 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 in turn 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.