Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The English folk hero and Prince of Sherwood Forest (Errol Flynn) joins forces with Little John (Alan Hale) and Friar Tuck (Eugene Pallette), romances the beautiful Maid Marion (Olivia de Havilland), annoys Prince John (Claude Rains), and does battle with the odious Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone), all in the absence of King Richard. Warner Brothers' Michael Curtiz helmed The Adventures of Robin Hood is exhilarating, irreverent and romantic. In short, a perfect blend. Flynn is at his dashing, impudent best, de Havilland has never been lovelier, and they are surrounded by an inimitable band of merry supporters. Great use of technicolor, both in studio and exterior.
**** out of ****