Full page view
HISTORY

Modern sources credit Theodore Marston as the director and scenarist, and include James Cruze, William Garwood, and Alphonse Ethier in the cast. The film is based on the old English legend of Robin Hood. Many versions of Robin Hood have been made, including the 1922 Douglas Fairbanks film, directed by Allan Dwan (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4663), the 1938 Warner Bros. picture, The Adventures of Robin Hood , directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, and Sword of Sherwood Forest , a 1961 British production directed by Terence Fisher, starring Richard Greene (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1961-70 ; F6.4839). Greene also starred in a popular television series about Robin Hood made in England during the ... More Less

Modern sources credit Theodore Marston as the director and scenarist, and include James Cruze, William Garwood, and Alphonse Ethier in the cast. The film is based on the old English legend of Robin Hood. Many versions of Robin Hood have been made, including the 1922 Douglas Fairbanks film, directed by Allan Dwan (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4663), the 1938 Warner Bros. picture, The Adventures of Robin Hood , directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, and Sword of Sherwood Forest , a 1961 British production directed by Terence Fisher, starring Richard Greene (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1961-70 ; F6.4839). Greene also starred in a popular television series about Robin Hood made in England during the 1950's. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
4 Oct 13
p. 24.
MPW
29 Nov 13
p. 1054.
ReelL
4 Oct 13
p. 12.
ReelL
21 Feb 14
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
October 1913
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wandering in the woods, Robin Hood and Marian notice a sign on a tree that forbids Saxons to slay deer in Sherwood Forest. Robin ignores the edict, and that evening, as he and his men are feasting on venison, the Sheriff of Nottingham arrives to arrest the rebel. After the sheriff kills Marian's father, Robin and his followers escape into the forest, and there Friar Tuck marries Robin and Marian, who promise henceforth to aid the poor and oppressed of the kingdom. Robin's band experiences many adventures in the forest until King Richard, disguised as a beggar, visits them. So impressed is the king with Robin's kindness that he returns to the castle and pardons them ... +


Wandering in the woods, Robin Hood and Marian notice a sign on a tree that forbids Saxons to slay deer in Sherwood Forest. Robin ignores the edict, and that evening, as he and his men are feasting on venison, the Sheriff of Nottingham arrives to arrest the rebel. After the sheriff kills Marian's father, Robin and his followers escape into the forest, and there Friar Tuck marries Robin and Marian, who promise henceforth to aid the poor and oppressed of the kingdom. Robin's band experiences many adventures in the forest until King Richard, disguised as a beggar, visits them. So impressed is the king with Robin's kindness that he returns to the castle and pardons them all. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.