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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Errol Flynn

One of the most beloved adventure films in Hollywood history, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” was a blockbuster of the glorious year 1938. It reunited the wonderful couple Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland (who appeared together in eight feature films), along with a superb supporting cast, such as Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains. This extremely successful production of the Warner Bros. Studios was directed by the talented director Michael Curtiz. The film presents the story of the legendary Robin Hood (played to perfection by Errol Flynn), who steals from the rich to give to the poor. You will find it entertaining, superbly shot in Technicolor, with some wonderful costumes and sets, and also a fine dialogue. The candid and angelic beauty of Olivia de Havilland as Marian will make your heart melt, but also her romantic scenes with Errol Flynn, whom she loved deeply in real life, too. “The Adventures of Robin Hood” was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, and it won three awards, for Best Direction, Best Film Editing, and Best Music. It was recently restored and some of the deleted scenes were put back on a special DVD edition, together with outtakes and bloopers. I highly recommend you to see this film, as it inspired several remakes over the time and it’s still very popular among the audiences, because it is fresh, modern, joyful, colourful and it contains lots of humorous and action scenes. “The Adventures of Robin Hood” is a film for all the generations and you will certainly spend a wonderful time watching it.

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Olivia de Havilland

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