James Hayter as Friar Tuck.
Cant believe how many stills there are from this film that keep coming to light after all these years and it is wonderful to see them. Mike has done us proud with another one here. This is my favourite James Hayter role and he played the part beautifully with the hint of comedy. Same year as Pickwick Papers I think which means his two greatest roles came in the same year.
Thats strange, The pickwick papers looks so much older than The story of Robin Hood , even though it was the same year, maybe the B/W image is the reason , Robin Hood on the other hand jumps at you from the screen, fresh and so colorful .
I agree Mike. The colour in The Story of Robin Hood is simply wonderful. Technicolor at its best and when it was at its best it had no equal. I love the scene where Richard Todd says 'If I need your help I'll call' as he runs away into the forest. The green colours of that lovely summer day are great and keep me going through winter. If I need to be transported back to summer days I can watch that very scene.
Right Neil. me too, the film has many such "feel good" scenes , I love the scene where Joan Rice teases Robin in their very first scene together, also another favorite , the meeting in sherwood where Elton Hayes has to sing while Robin and his men search Midge the miller.James Hayter singing his duet and his fight with Robin, so many moments are great.
Neil and Mike a big thank for your comments and regular input. It does make it all worthwhile.I wish a few more would!I too have so many favourite scenes. One in particular is the dramatic sunset as King Richard and his Crusaders leave for the Holyland chanting. Another is Robin carrying Marian across the stream and their first scene together as they run through the woodland. I could go and on!
And theres more, Robin and the whistling arrow, prince Johns face when the chest of coins is tiped out onto the table in Nottingham square, Robin saying "Nay my lady, let me" Little John trying to sing "A sweet rhyming Minstrel" the title sequence with Elton Hayes singing and of course "Whistle my Love"
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