The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

adventures of robin hoodThe Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Directed by: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone


This is the classic Robin Hood movie from which all later films took everything from. Like, if you want to know where the modern interpretation of Robin Hood comes from, it is this film. It’s good, but it’s been so rehashed in the last 75 years that it feels incredibly generic. I think that’s a good thing.

Robin Hood comes back from the Crusades to find that… you know what? I don’t need to explain the plot of this. You all already know it. I guarantee it.

There are no surprises here because, again, it’s just so classic that it’s seeped into popular culture and just completely replaced any earlier concepts of the story of Robin Hood. Errol Flynn is great as Robin Hood, as is Basil Rathbone as the Sheriff of Nottingham, as are pretty much everybody else. It’s a good movie that I have absolutely nothing to say about.


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