Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Adventures of Robin Hood, The
at the top of the stairs. The Art Director was Carl Jules Weyl. He was born 6/12/1890 in Stuttgart, Germany. Some of his film credits include "All This and Heaven Too" (1940), "The Great Lie" (1941), "Casablanca" (1942) and "Saratoga Trunk" (1945).
Much, the miller's son. Ian Hunter played King Richard. He was born 6/13/1900 in Capetown, South Africa. Some of his films include "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1935), "The Little Princess" (1939), "Tower of London" (1939) and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1941).
in a box. The film begins in 1191 during the 3rd Crusade. Historically there were 8 Crusades. The Crusades were mounted to put down threats from the Byzantine Empire and the Mohammedan tribes. The conflict was religious in nature and the crusaders vowed to take back the "Holy Land". This particular Crusade was spearheaded by Philip Augustus (Philip II of France) and Richard Coeur-de-Lion (Richard the Lion Heart) from 1188 to 1192.
Dickon Malbete. Dickon was played by Harry Cording. He was born 4/26/1891 in England. He played Thamal, Dr. Werdegast's servant in "The Black Cat" (1934). Known as a burly bit part actor often seen in the "Sherlock Holmes" film series. He was in over 240 films. Some of his films include "Son of Frankenstein" (1939), "Destry Rides Again" (1939) and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" (1944).
a Locksley. A Saracen is a nomad of the deserts, a Moslem hostile to the Crusaders.
tinker. Prince John: "Would you say you've seen that tall fellow before?" Marian replies "And if I had what interest would a tinker have for me?" A tinker is a mender of kettles and pans. A tailor makes men's and women's outer garments. A cooper makes barrels and casks. A smith works with metals.
her presence saved Sir Guy's life. Basil Rathbone played Sir Guy of Gisbourne. He was born 6/13/1892 in Johannesburg, South Africa but was raised in England. He is best known for playing "Sherlock Holmes" in the popular 14 film series. He has over 150 film and TV credits. Some of his films include "The Tower of London" (1939), "Son of Frankenstein" (1939), "The Court Jester" (1956) and "Tales of Terror" (1962).
Patric Knowles. Leonard Willey played Sir Essex, a knight of King Richard's, Robert Noble played Sir Ralf and Kenneth Hunter played Sir Mortimer. Patric Knowles was born 11/11/1911 in Horsforth, Yorkshire, England. He performed in over 95 films and TV shows. Some of his films include "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936), "Another Thin Man", (1939), "How Green Was My Valley", (1941) and "Hit the Ice" (1943), an Abbott and Costello movie.
all of these (sleeping, fishing, picnicking). We first see Tuck asleep with the fishing rod between his legs and the mutton joint next to him. Eugene Pallette plays Friar Tuck. He was born 7/8/1889 in Winfield, Kansas. He made over 200 films during his career. Some of the films include "My Man Godfrey" (1936), "The Mark of Zorro" (1940), "The Lady Eve", (1941) and "The Big Street" (1942). You can't mistake that frog like voice.
the Gallows oak. "Meet Robin in Sherwood at the Gallows oak." The White Horse Tavern is in New York City, made famous by Dylan Thomas. The other 2 taverns are mentioned in the film. Flynn and de Havilland made 12 films together.
150,000 gold marks. A gold mark equalled 6 English pounds back in the 12th Century. The ransom total was 900,000 English pounds. Leopold V of Austria, a personal enemy, captured Richard. The film was made in what was then the new 3 strip technicolor process. It cost 2 million dollars. A very expensive film for its time.
Lady Marian Fitzwalter. Marian is introduced to Robin by Prince John at the banquet where he uses her full name. The costumes were designed by Milo Anderson. He was born 5/9/1910 in Chicago, Illinois. He produced designs for over 160 films including the "Nancy Drew" series of films with Bonita Granville, "They Drive by Night" (1940), "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) and "Mildred Pierce" (1945).
all of these (a deer, his bow and arrows, his knife). Robin has the deer slung over his shoulders, the bow and arrows on his back and the knife in his belt. "The Adventures of Robin Hood" was directed by both William Keighley and Michael Curtiz. Jack Warner didn't like the way the dailies looked under Keighley's direction so he reassigned him and put Curtiz on the film, but gave both credit.
death. James Cagney was the first choice for the part of Robin. I can't see him in the role, can you?
in a tree. Much was played by Herbert Munchin, born 8/21/1898, St. Helen's, Lancashire, England. He had over 50 films to his credit including "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935), "Under Two Flags" (1936), "Charlie Chan's Secret" (1936) and "David Copperfield (1935). He died in a automobile accident in 1939.