The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
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The Adventures of Robin Hood is a 102-minute running American explorer Technicolor movie, which was released during 1938. The movie was jointly produced by Henry Blanke, who was a German-born movie maker, and Hal B. Wallis, who was a movie producer from America. The movie was jointly directed by a Hollywood movie director and an American stage actor, William Keighley and by a Hungarian American movie director, Michael Curtiz. The movie includes renowned celebrities, such as Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, Olivia de Havilland, and Claude Rains, who were played different vital roles. The screenplay of the movie was written by two screenwriters, Seton I. Miller, a Hollywood movie producer and a screenwriter, and a creative, Oscar-winner screenwriter, Norman Reilly Raine.
The story of the movie revolves round a Saxon knight who, in the absence of King Richard of the Holy Land on Crusade, defends as the outlaw chief of the revolutionary guerrilla armed forces against the Norman lords and Prince John, oppressing the Saxon masses.
Production of the movie
The movie, the Adventures of Robin Hood was pictured on locations in a range of regions of California and in Washington. Don Beckman, who was the set director, constructed a model of the set in Washington. Nowadays, two out of five original constructed cottages for the movie are still in use.
Bidwell Park, a municipal park situated in Chico in California, stood in for Sherwood Woods, even though one main scene was shot at the California places, such as Sherwood Forest and Lake Sherwood, so named, as they were the setting sites for the movie, Robin Hood, produced by an American producer and director, Douglas Fairbanks during 1922. Numerous scenes were shot at the Burbank Studios of Warner Bros and the Warner Ranch in a wealthy city, Calabasas. The archery contest was filmed at the Pasadena Lower Arroyo Park.
At first, James Cagney, an American dancer and actor, was to cast as Robin Hood, but he left his Warner Bros contract, showing the way for Errol Flynn, an Australian-American performer, even though filming was delayed for three years.
The Adventures of Robin Hood movie produced on a budget of $2 million, and it was the first Technicolor movie of Warner Bros, using a three-band Technicolor process. It was an oddly overgenerous production for the studio that had created a name for itself in making socially mindful low-budget crime movies, but their adventure films starring Flynn had created hefty income and Robin Hood was produced to take advantage of on this.
Response of the movie
The Adventures of Robin Hood movie was well-evaluated and became the second uppermost-grossing movie of the year, with more than $4 million in proceeds, at a time while the average cost of the ticket was below 25 cents. Warner Bros. was so happy with the outcomes that they offer the chance to Flynn in two more of their color epics earlier than the completion of the decade. Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregate website evaluated that 100% of reviewers offered the movie an optimistic review, derived from 44 reviews, with an average rating of 8.9 out of 10. Currently, the movie is in the 12th position on the list of top rated movies of Rotten Tomatoes.
Nominations and awards
The Adventures of Robin Hood movie won three 1938 Academy Awards for the Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing and the Best Original Score categories.
The movie won the 2004 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, USA award for the Best DVD Classic Film Release category.
It was nominated for the Oscar for the Best Picture in 1938 and for the 2003 DVD Exclusive Awards for the Best Deleted Scenes category.