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Director  John Guillermin
Producer  John Grierson
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Country  United Kingdom
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Cinematography  Arthur Grant
Language  English
Miss Robin Hood movie poster
Writer  Patrick Campbell, Val Valentine
Release date  November 1952 (1952-11)
Cast  Margaret Rutherford (Miss Honey), Richard Hearne (Henry Wrigley), Dora Bryan (Pearl), Peter Jones (Cyril Lidstone), Sid James (Sidney (as Sidney James)), Reg Varney (Dennis)
Similar movies  Margaret Rutherford appears in Miss Robin Hood and Curtain Up

Miss Robin Hood is a 1952 British comedy film directed by John Guillermin. It falls within the genre of post-war British fantasy.

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The writer, Wrigley (played by Richard Hearne) creates a comic strip character called Miss Robin Hood for a large newspaper. As the name suggests, the character is female, and is a latterday working of the Robin Hood story in which the heroine robs banks with the assistance of a gang of teenage girls and then redistributes the wealth.

Unfortunately, the cartoon series is dropped, and Wrigley departs. However, Miss Honey (played by Margaret Rutherford), who is director of a home for the orphans of London in Hampstead, recruits Wrigley to engage in a little light safebreaking, on the tenuous basis of having written Miss Robin Hood. Difficulties ensue as Scotland Yard become involved.

Other actors involved include Dora Bryan, James Robertson Justice, Peter Jones, Sid James, Reg Varney, Kenneth Connor and Michael Medwin.

Cast

  • Margaret Rutherford as Miss Honey
  • Richard Hearne as Henry Wrigley
  • Edward Lexy as Wilson
  • Frances Rowe as Marion
  • Michael Medwin as Ernest
  • Eunice Gayson as Pam
  • Sidney James as Sidney
  • Dora Bryan as Pearl
  • Eric Berry as Lord Otterbourne
  • Peter Jones as Lidstone
  • James Robertson Justice as Macalister
  • Reg Varney as Henry Wrigley's assistant
  • Ian Carmichael newspaper staff
  • Critical reception

    In The New York Times Bosley Crowther wrote, "even with stalwart Margaret Rutherford playing the principal role—that of a good-natured looney—in this utterly slap-happy film, and even with several cheering flashes of tomfoolery to light the way, the whole thing is just a bit too labored—too fatuous—to be continuous fun."; while Graeme Clark wrote in 'The Spinning Image', "it's all very fluffy and inconsequential, but with Patrick Campbell contributing to the script and this array of talent in front of the camera, vintage Brit comedy fans are well catered for."

    References

    Miss Robin Hood Wikipedia
    Miss Robin Hood IMDb Miss Robin Hood themoviedb.org


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