George Bruce (screen play), Ralph Gilbert Bettison (story)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Heinz Eric Roemheld
Alan Hale(Little John),
Related Gordon Douglas movies
Rogues of Sherwood Forest is a 1950 Technicolor Columbia Pictures film directed by Gordon Douglas and featuring John Derek as Robin the Earl of Huntingdon, the son of Robin Hood, Diana Lynn as Lady Marianne, and Alan Hale, Sr. in his third movie as Little John over a 28-year span; he'd played the part opposite Douglas Fairbanks in 1922 and Errol Flynn in 1938, one of the longest periods over which any film actor played the same major role. (Sylvester Stallone played Rocky Balboa over an even longer span, between 1976 and 2015.) It was also Hale's final film. The film was written by Ralph Gilbert Bettison and George Bruce.
Rogues of sherwood forest final fight
In its view on history, evil King John resumes his old ways after the death of Richard the Lionheart with the plan to keep his power by importing Continental mercenaries and paying them through oppressive taxation. King John first attempts to kill the son of his old nemesis Robin. His henchmen fix a faulty protective cap to the lance of a Flemish Knight who challenges Robin in a joust. When Robin survives the lance attack he challenges his opponent to a joust without protective devices, impaling the Flemish Knight.
Having returned from the Crusades, Robin and Little John re-recruit the aging Merrie Men who wage a guerilla type war throughout the realm with intelligence provided by Lady Marianne's carrier pigeons.
The film was known as Swords of Sherwood Forrest.
ReferencesRogues of Sherwood Forest Wikipedia
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