Richard Todd & Joan Rice


To celebrate the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day, I have posted one of my favourite stills from Walt Disney’s Story of Robin Hood (1952). Above is Richard Todd as Robin Hood and Joan Rice as Maid Marian in a passionate pose to promote the live-action movie. I think you will agree that it’s quite a steamy shot for a Disney film!

To see many other promotional stills from Disney’s Robin Hood, just click on Picture Gallery.


5 comments:

Clement of the Glen said...

"Richard Todd & Joan Rice"

Walt Disney's Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men (1952).

Neil said...

I have not seen this publicity still before and it is indeed very intense. Playing the part of Robin Hood it would have been impossible NOT to have fallen in love with Joan Rice I think at that time. She was very beautiful and remains my favourite actress to this day.

Mike Giddens said...

Neil is right, this i think is the most intence pose i have seen from our film and there are many. Richard Todd was cought in the moment and who could blame him.

Clement of the Glen said...

This has got to be one of my favourite stills from the movie. I was amazed when I first saw it as I thought it was rather steamy for a Disney movie, particularly at that time.

There is a similar one in the Picture Gallery of Joan and Richard here:

http://disneysrobin.blogspot.com/2007/07/blog-post.html

Neil said...

Cant help feeling how lucky Richard Todd was at this stage. Walt Disney had cast him as Robin Hood - and paid him very well for that - so that he could spend four of five months in Burnham Beeches and at Denham Film Studios and having to be involved in such scenes as this with Joan Rice. Talk about all your Christmases coming at once !! I think that would be an understatement.