Walt Disney's Story Of Robin Hood "Scandalous John"
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great idea Neil.....just haven't got a clue how to hire a Cinema!
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 !!!
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