Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood

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Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood
Wolfshead The Legend of Robin Hood (1973 film).jpg
Directed byJohn Hough
Produced byBill Anderson
Written byDavid Butler
StarringDavid Warbeck
Ciaran Madden
Kathleen Byron
David Butler
Kenneth Gilbert
Music byBernie Sharp
Jack Sprague
CinematographyDavid Holmes
Edited byRobert C. Dearberg
Distributed byHammer Films
Release date
Running time
56 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood is an adventure film directed by John Hough and starring David Warbeck, Ciaran Madden, Kathleen Byron, David Butler and Kenneth Gilbert.[1] The film was the debut movie of actor David Warbeck as Robin Hood.[2] The film was originally a 1969 television series pilot but was released in movie theatres in 1973.[3] The film was also released on VHS under the title The Legend of Young Robin Hood.[4]


Robert of Loxley, a simple farmer, is working his land when a fellow Saxon runs through their property attempting to escape Sir Jeffrey and the Royal Game Warden. Robert denies seeing the alleged poacher, and the fight, which ensues, is destined to seal his fate.

When Sir Jeffrey’s brother, Roger of Doncaster, learns that Robert of Loxley was not killed for his insolence, he determines to use the incident to have him arrested and his lands confiscated. Sir Roger’s ulterior motive is that his intended bride Lady Marian Fitzwater has had feelings for Robert from childhood and this stands in the way of his marriage to her. So he enlists the help of the Abbott to have Robert made a Wolfshead: an outlaw whose head is worth that of a wolf’s, dead or alive.



  1. ^ "Wolfshead The Legend of Robin Hood (1969)".
  2. ^ "David Warbeck - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. ^ Hahn, Thomas G. (8 February 2018). "Robin Hood in Popular Culture: Violence, Transgression, and Justice". Boydell & Brewer – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Wright, Allen W. "Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood -- Spotlight of the Month". www.boldoutlaw.com.

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