Robin Receives the Silver Arrow


This still from Disney's Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men (1952) is a fine example of why the film was voted 'the best Technicolor movie ever made in England'. The design and colour are the work of art director Carman Dillon , who provided Disney with twenty five sumptuous sets.

In this scene we see Robin Fitzooth (Robin Hood) played by Richard Todd collect the Silver Arrow from Queen Eleanor. It was Martitia Hunt who was given the role of elegant Eleanor of Aquitaine, the mother of Richard the Lionheart and John, his evil brother. This was the first time the fascinating historical queen had been portrayed in a  movie about the outlaw of Sherwood Forest. The character would later appear nearly sixty years later in the Ridley Scott production of Robin Hood (2010).

2 comments:

Clement of the Glen said...

Robin Hood receives the Silver Arrow

Richard Todd
Martitia Hunt

Disney's Story of Robin Hood (1952)

Clement of the Glen said...

Would still be interested to know who played the page-boy, standing to the right of Martitia Hunt???

He still remains a mystery!