A Challenge for Robin Hood
|A Challenge for Robin Hood|
UK quad poster by Tom Chantrell
|Directed by||C. M. Pennington-Richards|
|Produced by||Clifford Parkes|
|Written by||Peter Bryan|
|Music by||Gary Hughes|
|Edited by||Chris Barnes|
|Distributed by||Warner-Pathé Distributors (UK)|
20th Century Fox (US)
- Barrie Ingham as Robin de Courtenay, alias Robin Hood
- Peter Blythe as Sir Roger de Courtenay
- John Arnatt as the Sheriff of Nottingham
- Gay Hamilton as Lady Marian Fitzwarren
- John Gugolka as Stephen Fitzwarren, the boy
- James Hayter as Friar Tuck
- Eric Flynn as Alan-a-Dale
- Reg Lye as Much
- Leon Greene as Little John
- Douglas Mitchell as Will Scarlett
- Eric Woofe as Henry de Courtenay
- John Harvey as Wallace, Sir Roger's chief henchman
- Arthur Hewlett as Edwin, the castle steward
- John Graham as Justin, a loyal guard
- Jenny Till as The Imposter Lady Marian
- William Squire as Sir John de Courtenay
- Norman Mitchell as Dray Driver
- Alfie Bass as The Pie Seller
- Donald Pickering as Sir Jamyl de Penitone
The New York Times wrote, "Challenge for Robin Hood is excellent...it should make ideal viewing for lads, from little sprouts up to about 14...The screenplay by Peter Bryan fiddles a bit with the old Robin Hood legend, but it is a snug story and the dialogue has bite and humor...C. M. Pennington-Richards, has piloted the action with crackle, the musical score is fine and the color ranges from good to beautiful...the fairly modest budget seldom shows."
According to Fox records, the film required $950,000 in rentals to break even and by 11 December 1970 had made $675,000.
- "A Challenge for Robin Hood". BFI.
- "Movie Review - A Challenge For Robin Hood - Screen: A Matinee Idol:' Robin Hood' Returns in Snug British Tale - NYTimes.com".
- Silverman, Stephen M (1988). The Fox that got away : the last days of the Zanuck dynasty at Twentieth Century-Fox. L. Stuart. p. 327.
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