Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)





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With Peter Cushing as a really nasty Sheriff of Nottingham and Richard Greene as Robin Hood, the plot revolves around an assassination attempt on the Archbishop of Canterbury's life in yet another rendition of the Robin Hood coterie.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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Hammer Films


Richard Greene
as Robin Hood
Peter Cushing
as Sheriff of Nottingham
Niall MacGinnis
as Friar Tuck
Nigel Green
as Little John
Sarah Branch
as Maid Marian Fitzwalter
Richard Pasco
as Earl of Newark
Jack Gwillim
as Hubert Walter
Vanda Godsell
as Prioress
Dennis Lotis
as Alan A'Dale
Desmond Llewelyn
as Wounded Traveler
Edwin Richfield
as Sheriff's Lieutenant
Brian Rawlinson
as 1st Falconer
Patrick Crean
as Ollerton
Oliver Reed
as Melton
Reginald Hearne
as 1st Man of Arms
Jack Cooper
as Master of Archery
Adam Keane
as Retford
Charles Lamb
as Old Bowyer
Aiden Grennell
as 1st Veteran Outlaw
John Hoey
as Old Jack
John Franklin
as Archbishop's Secretary
Maureen Halligan
as Portress
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Critic Reviews for Sword of Sherwood Forest

All Critics (1)

Terence Fisher... seems at a loss to make sense of the confused story and weak script, and all thumbs when it comes to widescreen Technology and simple action direction...

Full Review… | May 15, 2010

Audience Reviews for Sword of Sherwood Forest

You're acting within the law and hiding behind it. King Richard has gone missing and the Sheriff of Nottingham is blocking off some roads in England and preparing to make a strategic move to take over the countryside. Robin Hood tries to paralyze his efforts long enough for reinforcements that back his king to arrive and shutdown the sheriff. "I see you can shoot straight. Now shoot crooked." Terence Fisher, director of Horror of Dracula, Curse of Frankenstein, The Mummy, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Island of Terror, and The Gorgon, delivers Sword of Sherwood Forest. The storyline is a slightly different take on Robin Hood. The feel was great and the acting was above average. The cast includes Peter Cushing, Richard Greene, Nigel Green, Jack Gwillim, and Niall McGinnis. "We're all criminals according to you." This was recommended to me by Verizon Fios so I DVR'd it off cable. This was pretty good and entertaining. This wasn't my favorite Robin Hood movie but it was fun to see Peter Cushing in this genre. This is worth viewing once. "Outlaws have their uses." Grade: C+/B-

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

It was the 60's. They had trouble with movies like this. You get to the end and you think to yourself "Did I zone out? Or was there really no plot?"

Sara Janz
Sara Janz

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