Movies Bandit of Sherwood Forest, The (Columbia 1946, Cornel Wilde, Anita Louise) Published 5 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 Episodes21 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes21 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes21 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes21 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes21 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago Lethal Weapon: The Spy Who Loved Me (S3EP15 FOX Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Spy Who Loved Me: When Cole is investigated by the FBI, Murtaugh is forced to question his loyalty to... Episodes21 hours ago NCIS: Crossing the Line (S16EP15 CBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) Crossing the Line: The NCIS team investigates a man overboard fatality from a Navy destroyer at sea. Also, Torres is... Episodes21 hours ago The Voice: The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 2 (NBC Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 2: The “Blind Auditions” continue as superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.