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Robin Hood: Through The Ages

A look at Robin Hood through the ages in film and TV begining with Robin Hood and His Merry Men (1908), a silent film directed by Percy Stow, and the first appearance of Robin Hood on the screen.
1908: Robin Hood and His Merry Men, a silent film directed by Percy Stow, and the first appearance of Robin Hood on the screen.
1912: Robin Hood, a film starring Robert Frazer as Robin Hood.
1922: Robin Hood, a film starring Douglas Fairbanks.
1938: The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn in his most acclaimed role, considered by many to be the best Robin Hood movie.

1946: Bandit of Sherwood Forest a film starring Cornel Wilde as Robert of Nothingham, Robin Hood's son, Robin Hood was Russell Hicks. The Bandit of Sherwood Forest will be released on DVD for the first time on May 11, 2010, by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
1948: The Prince of Thieves The Prince of Thieves will be released on DVD for the first time on May 11, 2010, by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

1950: Rogues of Sherwood Forest, a film starring John Derek as Robin Hood. Rogues of Sherwood Forest will be released on DVD for the first time on May 11, 2010, by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

1951: Tales of Robin Hood
1952: The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men, a feature from the Disney Studios, starring Richard Todd, Joan Rice and Peter Finch. Also that year, Miss Robin Hood
1952: Ivanhoe, a film featuring Harold Warrender as Locksley (Robin Hood).
1953: Robin Hood a television series on BBC One, featured Patrick Troughton, in the first representation of Robin Hood on television.
1954: The Men of Sherwood Forest, first colour production by Hammer Films starring Don Taylor as Robin.
1955–1960: The Adventures of Robin Hood, a long-running British series starring Richard Greene that is also remembered for its catchy theme tune.
1956: Robin Hood's Greatest Adventures (also starring Donald Pleasence as Prince John)
1958: Robin Hood, the Movie
1958: Robin Hood: The Quest for the Crown

1960 Sword of Sherwood Forest, a film with Richard Greene reprising his television role. Sword of Sherwood Forest will be released on DVD for the first time on May 11, 2010, by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
1964: Robin and the 7 Hoods, a musical film set in 1930s gangster Chicago, with Frank Sinatra as "Robbo"
1967: A Challenge for Robin Hood, a Hammer version, with Barrie Ingham as Robin
1967: Rocket Robin Hood, a space-age version of the Robin Hood legend, where he and his band of Merry Spacemen live in the year 3000 on Sherwood Asteroid and fight the evil Sheriff who rules the space territory of N.O.T.T. (Trillium / Steve Krantz Production)

1970 : L'Arciere di Sherwood (known under the English-language titles Long live Robin Hood and The Scalawag Bunch), an Italian film starring Giuliano Gemma as Robin Hood.
1972: An Episode of Monty Pythons Flying Circus has a parody of Robin Hood Called Dennis Moore who steals lupins from the rich and gives them to the poor
1973: Walt Disney's Robin Hood, perhaps the most famous animated version of the legend, which had the various characters depicted as anthropomorphic animal characters, including Robin Hood and Maid Marian as foxes.
1975: The Legend of Robin Hood, a six-episode BBC miniseries starring Martin Potter in the title role, Paul Darrow as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Diane Keen as Lady Marion. The adaptation was aired on public television in the USA later in the 1970s.
1975: When Things Were Rotten, a comedy TV series produced by Mel Brooks and starring Richard Gautier (as an imbecilic Robin Hood), Bernie Kopell and Misty Rowe.
1975: The Arrows of Robin Hood (Strely Robin Guda, Стрелы Робин Гуда), a Russian adaptation by Sergey Tarasov, starring Boris Khmelnitsky as Robin Hood, with songs of Vladimir Vysotsky.
1975: Robin Hood Junior, starring Keith Chegwin as a young Robin.
1976: Robin and Marian, a film with a revisionist version of the story starring Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn as the couple at the end of their lives.

1981: Time Bandits, Terry Gilliam's time-travel comedy, contains a Robin Hood episode, with John Cleese appearing as Robin Hood.

1982: Ivanhoe with Robin Hood played by David Robb
1983: The Ballad of the Valiant Knight Ivanhoe (Ballada O Doblestnom Rytsare Ayvengo, Баллада о доблестном рыцаре Айвенго), a Russian adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe by Sergey Tarasov, with songs of Vladimir Vysotsky, starring Boris Khmelnitsky as Robin Hood, who helps Ivanhoe to restore Richard's kingdom.
1984: The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood, a made-for-TV spoof starring George Segal (Robin), Morgan Fairchild (Marian) and Roddy McDowall (Prince John).
1984–1986: Robin of Sherwood, a fantasy-style British television series starring Michael Praed and later Jason Connery (son of Sean Connery), as Robin. In this version the two Robins actually get to wear hoods. The series set the template for many of the adaptations that followed, most notably the introduction of a Saracen (Muslim) outlaw.
1989–1994: Maid Marian and her Merry Men, a British children's TV show, rewrote the legend somewhat, with Marian as the dynamic leader of the resistance against Prince John, Robin as her thick-headed, cowardly, buffoonish figurehead, and Nottingham as John's put-upon, sarcastic enforcer.
1988: ALF Tales, has an episode called "Robin Hood", where the cast fights for the right to promote their swing band, Ye Merry Men.

1990: Young Robin Hood, an animated series developed by Cinar and Hanna-Barbera, tells a version of the story in which Robin and his men, as well as Maid Marian, are teenagers. This version also incorporates several fantasy elements. For example, Robin is sometimes assisted by a forest-dwelling old woman who knows magic.
1990: Robin Hood no Daibōken, a Japanese animated series developed by Tatsunoko Productions, tells a version of the story in which Robin and his men (and women), as well as Maid Marian, are — in majority — children. This version also incorporates several fantasy elements, mainly expressed in mystic powers of the nature and a powerful treasure protected by the forest Sherwood itself. The whole series contains strong environmental messages.
1991: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner and Alan Rickman, with Sean Connery appearing as King Richard in the finale.

1991: Robin Hood, starring Patrick Bergin and Uma Thurman, is a reinvention of the story pitting Robin Hood against different antagonists.
1993: Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights spoofes both the 1938 and the 1991 films and recycles bits from his short-lived late-1975 Robin Hood TV sitcom When Things Were Rotten. Cary Elwes plays Robin in the movie, and Patrick Stewart appears in the ending, spoofing Sean Connery's take on King Richard.
1996: Robin of Locksley was a made for TV movie starring Devon Sawa as a modern teenage Robin attending a prep school with the snobbish John Prince.
1997-1998: The New Adventures of Robin Hood, a France–U.S. TV series, starred Matthew Porretta as a black-leather-clad Robin in the first two seasons and John Bradley taking over the lead role in the final two seasons. The tone of the series resembled its contemporaries Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. Porretta had appeared as Will Scarlet O'Hara in Men in Tights.
1997: Ivanhoe, a TV mini-series featuring Aden Gillett as Robin of Locksley.
1999: The children's series Back to Sherwood featured a teenage descendant of Robin ("Robyn Hood") who discovers she has the power to travel back in time, and joins with the children of her ancestor's band (Joan Little, Phil Scarlet, etc.)
1999: The adult pantomime Boobs in the Wood.

2001: Princess of Thieves, a Disney-produced American made-for-TV movie, starred Keira Knightley as Robin Hood's (Stuart Wilson) heroic adolescent daughter, Gwyn, who takes over her father's role and comes to his rescue.
2008: Robin Hood: Prince of Sherwood starring Jason Braly as Robin Hood.
2009: Beyond Sherwood Forest, a TV movie starring Robin Dunne as Robin Hood and Erica Durance as Maid Marian.
2006-2009: Robin Hood, a BBC One television series, produced by Tiger Aspect. It was first broadcast as thirteen-episode series in the UK from October to December 2006, with a second series following in 2007, and third in 2009. Jonas Armstrong stars in the title role.

2010: Robin Hood, a film directed by Ridley Scott, will depict Robin Hood (Russell Crowe).

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