Connect with us

Movies

Challenge for Robin Hood, A (Hammer 1967, Barrie Ingham, Gay Hamilton)

Published

on


This version of the classic Robin Hood adventure features a number of twists – which is not surprising considering it was made by the well-known horror flick producers Hammer Studios. Robin (Barrie Ingham) is depicted as a Norman and so too are his merry men, Little John (Leon Greene) and Will Scarlet (Douglas Mitchell). Maid Marian (Gay Hamilton) has a much smaller part than usual, but most of the other characters, such as Will Scarlett, Friar Tuck and the Sheriff of Nottingham, make appearances.

Robin de Courtenay is a Norman nobleman wrongly accused by his cousin Roger (Peter Blythe) of killing his cousin Henry (Eric Woolfe). Our hero is forced to leave the castle and goes off to join a band of Saxon outcasts, who rename him Robin Hood, and the robbing of the rich to give to the poor commences.

A Challenge for Robin Hood is a very well made film with a strong cast, especially James Hayter as Friar Tuck. This classic version of the tale of the man from Sherwood Forest is a treat for his fans.

production details
UK / Hammer / 92 minutes / 1967

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards
Writers: Peter Bryan,

cast
Barrie Ingham as Robin de Courtenay, alias Robin Hood
Gay Hamilton as Lady Marian Fitzwarren
John Arnatt as Sheriff of Nottingham
John Gugolka as Stephen Fitzwarren, the boy
Eric Flynn as Alan-a-Dale
Leon Greene as Little John
Douglas Mitchell as Will Scarlett
Arthur Hewlett as Edwin, the castle steward
Jenny Till as The Imposter Lady Marian
Peter Blythe as Sir Roger de Courtenay
Reg Lye as Much
John Harvey as Wallace
James Hayter as Friar Tuck

and this just in

News1 hour ago

Grantchester Season Six Premieres this Oct on ABC TV

Popular UK period crime drama Grantchester, starring Robson Green & Tom Brittney will see it’s sixth season get an early...

News1 hour ago

Coronation Street, Out Goes Costa in Comes EE

ITV and EE have revealed the latest Coronation Street product placement partnership, with plans unveiled for EE’s latest store opening...

Elizabeth Estensen as Diane Sugden in Emmerdale Elizabeth Estensen as Diane Sugden in Emmerdale
News1 hour ago

Elizabeth Estensen to retire from Emmerdale

Elizabeth Estensen aka Diane Sugden actress has decided to retire from Emmerdale after twenty-two years playing the matriarch. Although Liz has...

News1 hour ago

Peacock and BuzzFeed Invite You to a Delectable Spectacle with “Snoop and Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween”

SNOOP & MARTHAS TASTY HALLOWEEN — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) — (Photo by: Nicole Weingart/Peacock) The one-hour baking...

News2 hours ago

“Eli Roth’s History of Horror” Season 3 Official Teaser – Returns October 1 on AMC

The third season of Eli Roth’s History of Horror will return to AMC on Friday, October 1 @ 10PM ET/9c....

The Square Leopard (ITV, John Leyton, Janet Key) The Square Leopard (ITV, John Leyton, Janet Key)
TV2 hours ago

The Square Leopard (ITV, John Leyton, Janet Key)

The Square Leopard was a family sitcom about struggling solicitor Gerald Parish (John Leyton) who rents the ground floor of...

News2 hours ago

Food Network’s Molly Yeh Brings Her Midwest Charm to Waco, Texas Where She Explores Home Renovation Inspiration and the Best Local Bites in “Molly Yeh’s Magnolia Adventure,” Featuring an Appearance by Joanna Gaines

Food Network meets Magnolia in the one-hour special Molly Yeh’s Magnolia Adventure where the Girl Meets Farm host travels to...

News2 hours ago

Netflix Reveals Premiere Date and First Look Photos for “True Story,” The Dramatic Limited Series Starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes

This slideshow requires JavaScript. The 7-Episode Dramatic Limited Series Will Premiere Globally on Netflix on November 24, 2021 The Series...

EPISODES

Bill Bailey - Larks In Transit Bill Bailey - Larks In Transit
Episodes22 hours ago

Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit airs Fri 17 Sep on BBC One

Strictly champion Bill Bailey becomes the first British comedian to tread the hallowed boards of The Royal Opera House in...

The Cleaner Episode 2 The Writer David Mitchell The Cleaner Episode 2 The Writer David Mitchell
Episodes22 hours ago

The Cleaner: The Writer (S1EP2 BBC One Fri 17 Sep 2021)

The Writer: Extremely pompous and important author Terence Redford (David Mitchell) is trying to write his latest masterpiece, but is...

Episodes22 hours ago

Lost Cities with Albert Lin: Megacity of the Maya Warrior King (S2EP4 Nat Geo Fri 17 Sep 2021)

Megacity of the Maya Warrior King: Albert Lin embarks on a mission to solve an ancient mystery and find a...

Drain The Oceans National Geographic Drain The Oceans National Geographic
Episodes22 hours ago

Drain the Oceans: Pirate Coasts (S3EP12 Nat Geo Fri 17 Sep 2021)

Pirate Coasts: The true story of world-famous pirates, people who attack and steal from ships that pass through their sea...

HGTV HGTV
Episodes22 hours ago

Cash in the Attic: A Toy Store at Home (HGTV Fri 17 Sep 2021)

A Toy Store at Home: A New York couples immense toy collection is taking up an overwhelming amount of space...

Episodes22 hours ago

American Justice: Death By Text (A&E Fri 17 Sep 2021)

Death By Text: A teenage girl is accused of murder after 18-year-old Conrad Roy is found asphyxiated in his truck,...

O.J. & Nicole - An American Tragedy O.J. & Nicole - An American Tragedy
Episodes22 hours ago

O.J. & Nicole: An American Tragedy Parts 1 and 2 (Investigation Discovery Fri 17 Sep 2021)

Hundreds of hours of documentaries, films and TV shows have covered what came to be known as “The Trial of...

Episodes23 hours ago

Cold Case Files: The Heartland Killer (S2EP5 A&E Fri 17 Sep 2021)

The Heartland Killer: A cold case detective examines the murder of Deborah Sheppard, whose death had remained a mystery since...