Saturday, November 13, 2010

Movie review - “Sword of Sherwood Forrest” (1960) **1/2

Hammer were famous for their horror films but they actually had a longer history of adapting stories from TV and radio into films – Dick Barton, Quatermass, Man About the House, etc. Here we have Richard Greene reprising his role as Robin Hood, which he played to great success during the 50s. Its bright and colourful, with a bland Maid Marian and undercooked plot, but plenty of action, impressive production design and a support cat that includes Peter Cushing (as the Sheriff of Nottingham – killed off too early) and Oliver Reed.

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