Robin Hood (1912 film)

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Robin Hood
Robin Hood-1912 lowres-scene.jpg
Scene from the film.
Directed by Étienne Arnaud
Herbert Blaché
Written by Eustace Hale Ball
Starring Robert Frazer
Barbara Tennant
Release dates
  • 1912 (1912)
Running time
30 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Robin Hood is a 1912 film made by Eclair Studios when it and many other early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based in Fort Lee, New Jersey at the beginning of the 20th century.[1][2][3] The movie's costumes feature enormous versions of the familiar hats of Robin and his merry men, and uses the unusual effect of momentarily superimposing the image of a different animal over each character to emphasize their good or evil qualities. The film was directed by Étienne Arnaud and Herbert Blaché, and written by Eustace Hale Ball. A restored copy of the 30-minute film exists and was exhibited in 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art in [[New York City] The restoration was completed by the Fort Lee Film Commisison from nitrate elements and a safety print donated to the commission from film collector Al Detlaff of Wisconsin. Sirk Productions of NYC worked with the Fort Lee Film Commission to restore this, the only existing print of the earliest surviving American made film of Robin Hood. The Fort Lee Film Commission in 2015 will have the film scored by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, and the film will be placed on a DVD of Fort Lee silent films by Milestone Video that will be available to the public in late 2015 or early 2016...[4]


Screenwriter for Robin Hood


  1. ^ Koszarski, Richard (2004), Fort Lee: The Film Town, Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing -CIC srl, ISBN 0-86196-653-8 
  2. ^ "Studios and Films". Fort Lee Film Commission. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  3. ^ Fort Lee Film Commission (2006), Fort Lee Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 0-7385-4501-5 
  4. ^ "Fort Lee: Early Film Capital". MoMA. January 2006.  Unknown parameter |access date= ignored (|access-date= suggested) (help)

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