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A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967)

G | | Adventure | August 1968 (USA)
Robin, a young Norman nobleman, is falsely accused by his cousin of murdering another cousin. His accuser is actually in league with the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham to seize control of ... See full summary »


C.M. Pennington-Richards (as Pennington Richards)


Peter Bryan (original screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barrie Ingham ... Robin de Courtenay / Robin Hood
James Hayter ... Friar Tuck
Leon Greene ... Little John
Peter Blythe ... Roger de Courtenay
Gay Hamilton Gay Hamilton ... Maid Marian
Alfie Bass ... Pie Merchant
Jenny Till Jenny Till ... 'Lady Marian'
John Arnatt ... Sheriff of Nottingham
Eric Flynn Eric Flynn ... Alan-a-Dale
John Gugolka John Gugolka ... Stephen
Reg Lye ... Much
William Squire ... Sir John
Donald Pickering ... Sir Jamyl de Penitone
Eric Woofe Eric Woofe ... Henry de Courtenay
John Harvey John Harvey ... Wallace


Robin, a young Norman nobleman, is falsely accused by his cousin of murdering another cousin. His accuser is actually in league with the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham to seize control of the family lands, which Robin would inherit. Forced to flee into nearby Sherwood Forest, Robin begins to gather a band of rebels to fight against his scheming cousin and the evil sheriff. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

August 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un desafío para Robin Hood See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Arnatt plays the Sheriff of Nottingham in the film. He previously played the Deputy Sheriff in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955). See more »


When Friar Tuck and Robin de Courtney are beset by Nottiingham's men in the forest, Tuck is wearing what is unmistakably a watch on his left wrist - one of the most stunning goofs I've ever seen in a movie. As the rest of the scene unfolds, he keeps his left wrist covered, obviously having realized that he had been wearing the watch. In the subsequent scene round the campfire, there is nothing on his left or right wrist. What were the editors thinking. Indeed, what professional actor worth his salt would have erred so stupidly. Lost all interest in the movie from that point on. See more »


[first lines]
Wallace: Well aimed, Sir Roger. A perfect shot my lord.
Roger de Courtenay: Boy, bring me my arrow.
Wallace: Come on. Now you heard what my master said. The arrow.
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Medieval acting 101
19 February 2004 | by ubercommandoSee all my reviews

A ropey version of the Robin Hood legend replete with stock medieval cliches. It's period acting 101 with fake hearty laughing, thigh slapping, people taking one bite out of a chicken leg before throwing it away, roughly handling serving boys, dodgy wrestling, cringeworthy ballads being sung by the Merry Men and improbable feats of archery (in one scene Robin, with a hood over his head...get it?...manages to fire an arrow into a red ribbon attatched to a pidgeon), and it has to be the only Robin Hood movie with a custard pie fight. But there's great bad dialogue to savour as well: "I'll savour those morsels intended for Sir Roger's table!", "Then we'll build a wall around this forest with thicket and thorn" and "You'll hear a lot more before you swing from a gibbet". This is one to watch with your friends, half drunk, and trying to spot the cliches.

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