Erroll Flynn and Richard Todd



A traditional moment in the story of Robin Hood as interpreted by Warner Brothers and Walt Disney and cleverly edited together by CinemaMusic55. Enjoy!

5 comments:

Herns son said...

Well, a good copilation there, Errol Flynn was like watching pure panto , the costumes for me were terrible, Scarlet , he sure was!!! , although the Flynn film had some good things, notably the duel at the end and Robin turning up in the great hall carrying the stag. but for me by far the better script to say the least , was Disneys "Story of Robin Hood", even cutting the cudgel was much more convincing. the fight itself was on par, still i thnk Richard Todd handle the situation far better , only my opion of course.

Clement of the Glen said...

You’re quick of the mark Hern’s Son!

It is interesting to compare the two versions. Must be about 14 years between the two. Of course I favour the Disney version, the quarter staff fight is more convincing, and I like James Robertson Justice’s deep growling voice as Little John, “An arrow against a staff was never a man’s game!”

Erroll’s laugh at the end seems very false, but for many he will always be the classic interpretation of Robin Hood with that cheeky grin and spring in his step.

Neil said...

I always think that the quarter staff fight in the Disney version is wonderful. It is one of the great studio sets I have ever seen - so realistic and the colour is second to none. The actors were both excellent - although I have to add that James Robertson Justice is not one of my favourite characters - he fitted this part perfectly though. To me the Disney 1952 film is the better of the two because it had been filmed in England and it seemed to capture the essence of the story and the feel for the period perfectly.

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