All the Robins in a Row

Not all of them, but here’s a sampling of the actors who have played Robin Hood down thru movie and television history:

 

Robin Hood: 2010: Robin Hood Russell Crowe Let us begin with one of the more recent, with Russell Crowe in the 2010 release Robin Hood directed by Ridley Scott.

Robin Hood: 1922: Robin Hood                                                              The dashing Douglas Fairbanks in the 1922 silent version.

(Side Note: This is also the first appearance of Alan Hale, Senior as Little John. He was to replay that role twice more, opposite good friend Errol Flynn and again in Rogues of Sherwood Forest. All you trivia buffs should know Hale’s son – Alan Hale Jr. – as the Skipper from Gilligan’s Island). 

 

Robin Hood: 1946: The Bandit Of Sherwood Forest Cornel Wilde, who is kind of/sort of Robin Hood, because he’s actually Robert the son of Robin Hood, who goes to help his elderly father and the aged Merry Men in 1946’s The Bandit of Sherwood Forest.

 

Image result for Rogues of Sherwood ForestJohn Derek played the son of Robin in Rogues of Sherwood Forest from 1950. And there’s Alan Hale yet again, in his final screen role, and playing Little John for the third and last time! 

 

Robin Hood: 1952: Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men Richard Todd in a 1952 Disney-produced Robin Hood movie.

 

Robin Hood: 1960: Sword Of Sherwood ForestSword of Sherwood with Richard Greene (1960) with Peter Cushing as the Sheriff of Nottingham (I just want to hear Cushing say ‘Evacuate? In our moment of triumph?!’ Okay, okay, I know that’s from another movie, but I can’t resist) 

 

Image result for Robin and Marian Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn play an older Robin and Marian in the 1976 film.

 

Image result for Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Kevin Costner in the notorious 1991 release Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

 

Image result for Robin Hood Once Upon a Time                                                                      Sean Maguire’s Once Upon a Time version of Robin Hood

 

Robin Hood: 1993, Robin Hood - Men In Tights 1993: Cary Elwes in Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tights in which Elwes’ Robin spouts the classic line, ‘Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent.’  (Oooo…take THAT Kevin Costner!)

 

Robin Hood: 1938: The Adventures Of Robin Hood And arguably, the greatest Robin Hood of them all, Errol Flynn in 1938’s The Adventures of Robin Hood. (The Keeper inserts a hearty HUZZAH right here). 

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