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Released Runtime Category
1938 102 Action/Adventure, Family
Director Language
Michael Curtiz English
Actors
Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Errol Flynn

The Adventures of Robin Hood

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What's it About
RRobin of Locksley, a noble Saxon (Flynn), sees the people of England exploited by the Normans and their leader, Prince John (Claude Rains), who's seized the throne in his brother Richard's absence. Robin and his followers work to undermine the corrupt regime until King Richard's return. With Maid Marion (Olivia De Havilland) as love interest and Sir Guy Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone) as nemesis, Robin is kept constantly occupied.
Why we love it
This rousing, gorgeously photographed adventure movie exemplifies the magical heights Warner Brothers attained in the Golden Age of the studio system. Bolstered by a consistently clever script, with both humor and romance complementing the derring-do, Curtiz's "Robin Hood" is a milestone in Hollywood cinema - the first, and perhaps best, color swashbuckler.

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