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      Sword of Sherwood Forest

      1961 1h 20m Adventure History Drama List
      Reviews 38% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Robin Hood (Richard Greene) and company save the Archbishop of Canterbury from an earl and the sheriff of Nottingham (Peter Cushing). Read More Read Less

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      Matt Brunson Film Frenzy As a fan of Hammer, as a fan of Peter Cushing, as a fan of director Terence Fisher, and as a fan of Robin Hood, this one should have easily clicked for me -- instead, it's a rather tired rendition of the saga. Rated: 2/4 Dec 21, 2018 Full Review Sean Axmaker Seanax.com Terence Fisher... seems at a loss to make sense of the confused story and weak script, and all thumbs when it comes to widescreen Technology and simple action direction... May 15, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member It's a Hammer Film! But not one of their better ones. At least there were some interesting & original plot devices even if the pacing and cinematography were little better than an amateur production. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member You're acting within the law and hiding behind it. King Richard has gone missing and the Sheriff of Nottingham is blocking off some roads in England and preparing to make a strategic move to take over the countryside. Robin Hood tries to paralyze his efforts long enough for reinforcements that back his king to arrive and shutdown the sheriff. "I see you can shoot straight. Now shoot crooked." Terence Fisher, director of Horror of Dracula, Curse of Frankenstein, The Mummy, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Island of Terror, and The Gorgon, delivers Sword of Sherwood Forest. The storyline is a slightly different take on Robin Hood. The feel was great and the acting was above average. The cast includes Peter Cushing, Richard Greene, Nigel Green, Jack Gwillim, and Niall McGinnis. "We're all criminals according to you." This was recommended to me by Verizon Fios so I DVR'd it off cable. This was pretty good and entertaining. This wasn't my favorite Robin Hood movie but it was fun to see Peter Cushing in this genre. This is worth viewing once. "Outlaws have their uses." Grade: C+/B- Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member another retelling of the robin hood legend Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member The Adventures of Robin Hood ran on ITV for 143 episodes between 1955 and 1959, it was a success at home and abroad. Hammer bought the rights to make a film, and called upon Hammer veteran Terrence Fisher to direct this film. Filmed in a green and luscious Ireland, it's a lavish and beautiful looking adventure with a good cast as well. It's also one of the better Robin Hood adaptations on film too, and it looks like some serious money was spent on this film too. When the Sheriff of Nottingham (Peter Cushing) is looking to confiscate the estate of a soldier who fought in the Crusades, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Hubert Walter (Jack Gwillim) speaks out against the Sheriff's plans, and the Sheriff plans to kill him. The Sheriff sends Earl of Newark (Richard Pasco) and Lord Melton (Oliver Reed) out to do it, but they try and trick Robin Hood (Richard Greene) to do it, but when Robin Hood learns of who his target is, he goes about trying to protect the Archbishop, and defeat the Sheriff. It's a good adventure film with a good cast, Greene reprises his role of Robin Hood from the TV production, while Cushing hams it up as the Sheriff. Razz But, there is much to admire with this adaptation, and there is a lot of fun to be had too. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Only caught the end but it was a fun way to start a Bank Holiday Monday. The unrealistic action is part of the charm of these old movies. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member hammer tackles sherwood Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Robin Hood (Richard Greene) and company save the Archbishop of Canterbury from an earl and the sheriff of Nottingham (Peter Cushing).
      Director
      Terence Fisher
      Producer
      Michael Carrera
      Screenwriter
      Alan Hackney
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation, Hammer Films
      Genre
      Adventure, History, Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 11, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 20m