Movies Bandit of Sherwood Forest, The (Columbia 1946, Cornel Wilde, Anita Louise) Published 8 months ago on September 18, 2018 Cornel Wilde dons a pair of tights and cries ‘History be damned!’ in terrific Hollywood romp The Bandit of Sherwood Forest. He plays Robert, the dashing son of Robin Hood, firing a well-aimed arrow into William of Pembroke’s plot to abolish the Magna Carta and snatch the throne from boy king Henry III. With Henry (Maurice Tauzin) imprisoned by Regent Pembroke (Henry Daniell), Pa Robin (Russell Hicks) returns to Sherwood Forest and musters the old gang, including Friar Tuck (Edgar Buchanan), Will Scarlett (John Abbott), Alan-a-Dale (Leslie Denison) and Little John (Ray Teale). They’re joined by the renegade Queen Mother (Jill Esmond) and her lady-in-waiting, Lady Catherine (Anita Louise), rescued from Pembroke’s soldiers by Hood Jr. Father and son devise a bold plan to spring young Harry from the tower, but Robert and Lady Catherine are captured. Still, Pembroke’s sneering treachery is no match for Robert’s cheerful bravura and dazzling swordsmanship, and with the help of pater and his merry men, the evil scheme is quashed, Henry is restored to the throne and to top it all off, Robert and Catherine get hitched. Historians may weep (over Louise’s 1940s coiffure if nothing else), but according to The Guardian , ‘The (Robin Hood) legend is so tough and its origins are so vague that inaccuracies do not irritate; they are accepted as in a pantomime.’ Anyway, as the Evening Standard rightly mentioned, ‘Hollywood’s medieval England would have made Chaucer chuckle.’ Writer: Wilfred H Pettit, Melvin Levy, from Paul A Castleton’s novel Son of Sherwood Forest Music: Hugo Friedhofer Producers: Leonard S Picker, Clifford Sanforth Directors: George Sherman, Henry Levin production details USA | Columbia | 86 minutes | 1946 Director: George Sherman Henry Levin cast Edgar Buchanan as Friar Tuck John Abbott as Will Scarlet Anita Louise as Lady Catherine Maitland Jill Esmond as The Queen Mother Cornel Wilde as Robert of Nottingham ActionAdventureAnita LouiseCornel WildeEdgar BuchananFantasyGeorge ShermanHenry LevinJill EsmondJohn Abbott Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes18 mins ago Big Texas Fix: Dream House (S1EP7 DIY Sat 25 May 2019) Dream House: Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian home after doing some curbside dumpster diving, so they hit... Episodes18 mins ago Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation – A Forever Home in Isle of Palms (S4EP8 HGTV Sat 25 May 2019) A Forever Home in Isle of Palms: A couple has made the decision to purchase a property in Cape San... Episodes18 mins ago Murder Decoded: Prowling Wolf (S1EP8 ID Sat 25 May 2019) Reports of shots fired at an apartment complex lead police to discover the bodies of a single mother and two... Episodes18 mins ago The Son: Hot Oil (S2EP5 AMC Sat 25 May 2019) Hot Oil: In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria’s return brings devastating consequences for... Episodes18 mins ago Ransom: Story for Another Day (Season 3 Finale CBS Sat 25 May 2019) Story for Another Day: When Cynthia (Karen LeBlanc) and her younger brother, Tyler (Emmanuel Kabongo), are abducted by a criminal... search EPISODES Episodes18 mins ago From Friend to Fiancé (Hallmark Sat 25 May 2019, Jocelyn Hudon, Ryan Paevey) Jess Parks (Hudon) has a good job, great friends and a cool apartment in the city. She has it all,... Episodes18 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Annabella Cinderella (S12EP11 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Annabella Cinderella: Crabtree and John are transporting a convicted axe murderer to prison when she escapes to exact revenge on... Episodes18 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Six of the Best (S12EP12 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Six of the Best: Murdoch’s distressing childhood memories are evoked while investigating the death of an orphan under the care... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Bird Box | 2018 | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make... Movies2 months ago LelleBelle | 2010 | Anna Raadsveld, Benja Bruijning 19-year old Belle practices playing the violin diligently, but is unable to impart her music with a sensitive undertone. Her... Movies2 months ago Roma | Netflix 2018 | Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.