The Adventures of Robin Hood
Errol Flynn stars as swashbuckling hero Robin Hood in this Oscar-nominated classic. When the greedy Prince John (Claude Rains) seizes the throne and raises taxes on the peasants, Robin assembles his band of Merry Men to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Along the way, he woos the lovely Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland) and faces off against the dastardly Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone). Patric Knowles and Alan Hale co-star.
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- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
- Top 100 Thrills
- 1939 Academy Award®
- Best Film Editing
- Best Music Score
- Best Art Direction
- Best Picture nominee
PGFor adventure violence
Full Screen 1.37:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; making-of featurettes; outtakes; 2 classic cartoons; historical art, costume design and concept drawings; 2 vintage short subjects; Errol Flynn trailer gallery; additional featurettes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Adventures of Robin Hood is a 1938 movie starring Errol Flynn as the legendary medieval hero who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Though there's little sexuality and no foul language, there's a lot of old-fashioned violence. Although there's no blood, lots of characters are hanged, skewered with swords and arrows, and generally attacked. Overall, this is a classic and as fine a representation as any "swashbuckling" Errol Flynn movie.
- Sexual Content
- Robin kisses Marion's hand, and the couple kisses three times.
- A lot of sword fighting, ambushes, and people who die from hanging, arrows to the heart, and stabs, but it's all bloodless and not realistic-looking. Robin talks about countrymen being tortured, with ears being cut off, eyes burned with hot irons, the "mistreatment of women," and other gruesome attacks. Robin is captured and beaten, falls down a staircase, is threatened with hanging. There's talk of assassination. One main character is stabbed and killed.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Lead characters fight against tyranny, corruption, and the oppression of the poor.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Prince John and his friends drink wine. Wine drinking at feasts and festivals; no one acts drunk.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it