Cast & Crew
Wandering in the woods, Robin Hood and Marian notice a sign on a tree that forbids Saxons to slay deer in Sherwood Forest. Robin ignores the edict, and that evening, as he and his men are feasting on venison, the Sheriff of Nottingham arrives to arrest the rebel. After the sheriff kills Marian's father, Robin and his followers escape into the forest, and there Friar Tuck marries Robin and Marian, who promise henceforth to aid the poor and oppressed of the kingdom. Robin's band experiences many adventures in the forest until King Richard, disguised as a beggar, visits them. So impressed is the king with Robin's kindness that he returns to the castle and pardons them all.
Modern sources credit Theodore Marston as the director and scenarist, and include James Cruze, William Garwood, and Alphonse Ethier in the cast. The film is based on the old English legend of Robin Hood. Many versions of Robin Hood have been made, including the 1922 Douglas Fairbanks film, directed by Allan Dwan (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.4663), the 1938 Warner Bros. picture, The Adventures of Robin Hood, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, and Sword of Sherwood Forest, a 1961 British production directed by Terence Fisher, starring Richard Greene (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1961-70; F6.4839). Greene also starred in a popular television series about Robin Hood made in England during the 1950's.