The Adventures of Robin Hood

Dir: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone
102mins   1938   US   U   English   

When King Richard the Lion Heart leaves England to fight in the Crusades, the evil Prince John plots, with the help of Sir Guy of Gisbourne, to usurp the throne. Now, only Sir Robin of Locksley, who earns the title of Robin Hood, stands with a daring band of Merry Men to defend the realm, its people and his King. Errol Flynn stars in the swashbuckling role that solidified his name in Hollywood history in this full-colour adventure that, at the time, was Warner Brothers most expensive film to date.

'In these cynical days when swashbucklers cannot be presented without an ironic subtext, this great 1938 film exists in an eternal summer of bravery and romance' - Roger Ebert, Chicago-Sun Times

'Few storybooks have been more brilliantly brought to life, page for page, chapter for chapter' - Frank S. Nugent, New York Times

This film is being shown as part of the Voigt Film Club so please arrive at 10:30 if you wish to see the introduction. In order to attend the introduction and take part in the post-film discussion you should book the 'Course Participant' ticket.


Wed 21 August