Scandalous John



I am not sure what year this advertisement appeared and when the Story of Robin Hood accompanied Scandalous John. In fact I had never heard of  Disney’s Scandalous John!
So if any of my blog readers can help, it will be greatly appreciated.


8 comments:

Clement of the Glen said...

Walt Disney's Story Of Robin Hood

"Scandalous John"

Neil said...

Apparently Scandalous John was released ih the USA in June 1971 and was a comedy western at the same time and in the same vein as Cat Ballou. So maybe this UK release was 1971 but I never remember seeing these two films being advertised at the time and I am sure if our Robin Hood film had been I would have known. In fact I don't remember another release for Story of Robin Hood after the first one but I think there may have been. Interesting to see that the two stars of the film are still billed as Richard Todd and Joan Rice - which they were - as in recent time Joan seems to have been slipped back down the cast list - quite wrongly.

Clement of the Glen said...

Thanks Neil, It was in the 1970's that I first saw our Robin Hood film. But it certainly wasn't along with 'Scandalous John.' In later posters Joan's 2nd billing was replaced by Peter Finch so I am surprised this advert seems to have been in the early 1970's.

Clement of the Glen said...

Laurence contacted me this week with this:

This ad was for the 1971 release of "Scandalous John" with "Robin Hood" as supporting feature.

However, I saw this release of "Robin Hood" in the summer of 1972 with Robin as the main feature and "The Love Bug" as supporting feature.

Clement of the Glen said...

Thanks Laurence:

Memories!

I saw the Love Bug and Robin Hood together in 1972. Disneys Robin Hood completely blew me away and I and was never the same. I went back to the cinema the next day and watched it again.If I had more money I would have spent the rest of the week in the cinema!

Neil said...

Tremendous post Clement. This was 20 years after the first release and yet still was able to captivate a young person with its magic. I remember seeing Treasure Island at Butlins Filey in the early sixties but never did see Robin Hood - in fact I have never seen it properly - by that I mean on the cinema screen since it first came out. It would be great if an arrangement could be made for all the fans to hire a cinema and see the film again as it should be shown.

Clement of the Glen said...

Great idea Neil.....just haven't got a clue how to hire a Cinema!

Neil said...

On Youtube there is a small promotional film for Scandalous John. It looks good if a little dated now. The Story of Robin Hood still is the very best of films though !!!