Do you know what happened Saturday? Olivia de Havilland turned 101! To celebrate this amazing actress, Phyl at Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and Crystal at In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood are hosting: The Olivia de Havilland + Errol Flynn blogathon!!
I will be reviewing my favorite movie of theirs, and the first movie I saw with them: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). This was the movie that got me obsessed with Olivia, Errol, and Robin Hood.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938):
Based on the legends of Robin Hood:
The noble Sir Robin of Locksley turns outlaw after a fight with the Sheriff of Nottingham and Guy of Gisbourne over the how people are being treated. In the forest Robin of Locksley, now Robin Hood, and a band of "Merry Men" work to convince the nobles that people ARE being treated badly and to defeat the Sheriff and Guy of Gisbourne. Meanwhile, Robin can't take his eyes off Maid Marian, a noble who hates him.
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Action.
Costumes: 10, the costumes here are so magnificent! From the Lincoln green to Maid Marian's costumes they are so lovely! I can't pick a favorite.
Script: 9, there is not anything bad that I can think of.
"Why, you speak treason!"
William KeighleyProduced by:
Hal B. Wallis
Henry BlankeScreenplay by:
Norman Reilly Raine
Seton I. Miller
Errol Flynn as Robin Hood, "You're a strange man."
Olivia de Havilland as Maid Marian
Basil Rathbone as Guy of Gisbourne
Claude Rains as Prince John
Melville Cooper as the Sheriff of Nottingham
Patric Knowles as Will Scarlett
Alan Hale, Sr. as Little John
Eugene Pallette as Friar Tuck
Herbert Mundin as Much
Una O'Connor as Bess
Montagu Love as the Bishop of the Black Canons
Ian Hunter as King Richard the Lionheart
Music: 10! Lovely!
Music by: Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Quotes: 10, "Strange? Because I feel for beaten helpless people?"
Notes: This film is my favorite Robin Hood movie ever. If you watch it make sure to watch it in color, because it will be amazing!
Storyline: 8, There is so death, and talk of abuse, but Robin Hood is here to stop that. It is a romance, so there is some kissing, but it is the movie that changed me, the most un-romantic doesn't like romances person, into someone who one of their favorite romances EVER is this movie.
Good For: Whoever watches this movie will be changed.
Overall Score: 9.5!
Thank you so much for hosting this blogathon Phyl and Crystal! Be sure to check it out HERE!