Joan Rice and Richard Todd


4 comments:

Clement of the Glen said...

Joan Rice as Maid Marian

Richard Todd as Robin Hood

An unusual picture from Walt Disney's 'Story of Robin Hood'(1952)

Neil said...

This is a wonderful still and done, as we all know, at Burnham Beeches. However the very next shot cuts to a studio set although it is so cleverly done it is hardly noticed. The studio sets in this film - designed and built by Carmen Dillon - are some of the very best I have seen in films. This was a very big film at the time and possibly the costliest one up to that time in Britain. Also of course, done at Denham - the biggest studio we ever had with terrfific locations to the rear of the studio which were very well used in this film.

Herns son said...

hi, these scenes add so much to the charm of this film, i have always wonderd about the shot of the soldiers marching off at sunset watched by Price John from the castle battlements, dose anyone know if this scene was from another film (stock footage)and blue screend.

Clement of the Glen said...

Neil mentions the artistry of Carmen Dillon, which played such a huge part in the sucess of the film..

Hern's Son-The breathtaking scene in which the Crusading army leaves Nottingham and marches off into the sunset, is very similar to a scene in Olivier's Henry V , which also has the artistic skills of Carmen Dillon. But I doubt very much if it was 'blue screened' from that or any other film.