Sword of Sherwood Forest

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Sword of Sherwood Forest
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Directed by Terence Fisher
Written by Alan Hackney
Starring Richard Greene
Sarah Branch
Peter Cushing
Music by Alun Hoddinott
Cinematography Ken Hodges
Edited by Lee Doig
Production
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Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates 26 December 1960
Running time 80 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Sword of Sherwood Forest is a 1960 British adventure film directed by Terence Fisher for Hammer Film Productions. Richard Greene reprises the role of Robin Hood, which he played in The Adventures of Robin Hood on TV from 1955 to 1960.

Plot Summary[edit]

The Sheriff of Nottingham plans to confiscate the estate of the Lord of Bortrey, a nobleman who has died on Crusade. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Hubert Walter, speaks against this plan and the sheriff plots to eliminate him. Robin Hood is asked to undertake the assassination of the Archbishop for the plotters, led by the Earl of Newark (Richard Pasco) and Lord Melton (Oliver Reed), but on realising who the intended target is, resolves to help the Archbishop instead.

Maid Marian also wants to meet the Archbishop so she can grant freedom to the family of a man murdered by the Sheriff's men, and she is also keen to meet Robin again who she met when she thought he was a common outlaw, but now realises he is on the side of good.

Main Cast[edit]

Cast Notes[edit]

  • Supporting cast included Desmond Llewellyn (later "Q" in the James Bond films).
  • Apart from Greene, none of the original cast from The Adventures of Robin Hood appear in the film.

Reception[edit]

The film earned generally favourably reviews and became a sleeper hit.

Sword of Sherwood Forest currently holds a three star rating (6.4/10) on IMDb.

Score[edit]

Its music was composed by Alun Hoddinott.

Production[edit]

While most Hammer films of that period were filmed at the company's permanent home at Bray Studios, Sword of Sherwood Forest was made at Ardmore Studios in Bray, County Wicklow, in Ireland.

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