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The Adventures Of Robin Hood 1 Season 1956

Season 1
4.5 out of 5 stars (34) IMDb 7.9/10

The legend of Robin Hood is given a grand retelling in this popular and long running series made for television.

Starring:
Richard Greene, Alan Wheatley
Original air date:
January 1, 1956

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1. The Coming Of Robin Hood

Robin comes back to England after fighting in the Holy Wars only to find that the evil Sir Roger DeLisle has stolen his family's castle and land.

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2. The Rivals

The Sheriff of Nottingham tries to extort money from local merchants by having his own gang of outlaws stage robberies that look like the work of Robin Hood and his men.

September 26, 1955 25 minutes
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2. The Borrowed Baby

Robin and his men are accused of stealing a gold shipment.

January 1, 1957 25 minutes
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3. The Final Tax

Friar Tuck has a plan to do away with a burdensome property tax that the nobles have placed on the poor serfs

January 1, 1957 25 minutes
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3. The Miser

Sir William threatens his tenant farmers with additional taxes and threatens to throw them off his land if they don't pay up.

January 1, 1956 25 minutes
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4. The Ambush

A young prince, who is the rightful heir to the throne of England, has fallen into the clutches of his uncle, the evil Prince John.

January 1, 1957 25 minutes
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5. The Little People

Robin, Marian and Friar Tuck are taking a trip through Ireland, and one night they stay at the house of a family of superstitious farmers.

January 1, 1957 25 minutes
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6. The Goldmakers Return

Lepidus, the somewhat hapless alchemist, announces that he has found a way to turn lead into gold.

January 1, 1957 25 minutes
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7. Flight From France

While on a secret mission in France, Robin and Friar Tuck begin to suspect that a local wine merchant is actually an agent of Robin's enemy.

January 1, 1957 25 minutes
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8. An Apple For An Archer

A young man stands to lose his true love's heart to a French suitor unless he can beat the foreigner in an archery contest.

January 1, 1957 25 minutes
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12. Secret Pool

After observing Cedric's men arresting a poor serf for poaching, Marian visits the eccentric lord to beg for the man's release while Robin tries a different approach.

January 1, 1957 25 minutes
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13. The Adventures of Robin Hood - Volume 4 - Fair Play

Disguised as a troupe of Bavarian acrobats three members of Robin's loyal band head for the annual fair at Nottingham.

January 1, 1957 25 minutes
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15. The Black Five

Robin and his arch-enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, set aside their differences temporarily to work together.

September 26, 1955 25 minutes
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16. One Man's Meat

Friar Tuck and Robin can't wait for their usually sumptuous dinner at the farmhouse of Master Edmund Woodstock.

January 1, 1958 25 minutes
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17. Will Scarlet

While Robin and Little John are dining at the Blue Boar Inn, they meet a somewhat foppish young man, Will Scarlet.

January 1, 1956 25 minutes
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20. Tables Turned

When Derwent overhears some messengers talk about the "jewels" they're guarding, he devises a plan to steal the shipment.

May 14, 1956 25 minutes
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22. My Brother's Keeper

In a fit of jealousy, an evil brother murders his virtuous sibling.

January 1, 1957 25 minutes
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25. The Adventures of Robin Hood - Volume 6 - Hubert

A clumsy, hapless knight enters Sherwood Forest and demands the aid of Robin Hood.

January 1, 1957 25 minutes
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25. Errand of Mercy

Plague has struck Nottingham, and rare herbs from Sherwood forest are the only way to bring relief to the poor.

January 1, 1956 25 minutes
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26. Secret Mission

A visiting pilgrim informs Robin Hood that the Sheriff is collecting a list of allies against King Richard.

January 1, 1956 25 minutes
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27. Ransom

A baron's son is being held for ransom after committing a crime in a neighboring kingdom.

January 1, 1956 25 minutes
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29. The Path of True Love

While visiting the countryside around his family's old manor, Robin discovers that Sir Charles plans to break the agreement made with Robin's father and deny the tenant farmers their security.

January 1, 1957 25 minutes
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32. The Adventures of Robin Hood - Volume 8 - The May Queen

When the brilliant swordsman, Count de Clifford, makes false accusations about Walter Dunnington's deceased father, honor demands a duel.

January 1, 1956 25 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Adventure, Action, Kids & Family
Director Ralph Smart, Bernard Knowles
Starring Richard Greene, Alan Wheatley
Supporting actors Leo McKern, Gerard Heinz, Alfie Bass, Norman Macowan, Susan Richards, Willoughby Gray, Gabriel Toyne, Diana Beaumont, John Drake, Bruce Seton, Victor Woolf
Season year 1956
Network Alpha Home Entertainment
Producers Sidney Cole, Hannah Weinstein
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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For those not fortunate enough to have grown up with these shows, Richard Greene is probably the second-best Robin Hood ever (Errol Flynn being number one). The rest of the cast all seem right for their roles, too. Stretching the Robin Hood legend out over more than 120 episodes may seem to be a daunting proposition, but each one of these episodes is at the very least a pleasant way to spend half an hour, and the stories are always true to the spirit of the legend.

So what do you get in this set? All 39 episodes of the first season on 3 single-sided discs (not 4 as Amazon currently states), so the eagle-eyed among us will see some artifacts resulting from that much compression. Mill Creek has pulled from a variety of sources: some very worn films, and apparently some previous video releases (even, I suspect, some European releases). You get to see a couple of original sponsor messages (Wild Rood Cream Oil and BandAids) and you are occasionally informed that "this film was flown from Europe to the US via Pan Am", with a CBS logo or two. There are also a couple of syndication prints in which the title of the show was changed to "Richard Greene plays Robin Hood in Adventures in Sherwood Forest".

Because of the way this set was put together, the physical quality of the shows varies greatly. Some are very dark, others are too contrasty or blown out, and several have a heavy green tint to them. The ones that appear to be sourced from European videos have the best picture quality, but often have a distracting twinkling line on the left edge of the picture (which you may not see, depending on your DVD player and TV set). This set cannot hold a candle to the quality of the DVDs released in the UK, but you'd pay much more for the UK sets.

All in all, for the price, most people will be happy with this set, and Richard Greene's portrayal of Robin Hood is worth seeing. Videophiles or devotees of this series will have to have the outstanding UK DVDs, though.
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THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD was a half-hour British TV show designed for American export. Its target audience was children, so "Robin" aired on the CBS-TV network, Monday nights at 7:30. The series lasted four seasons, from 9/26/55 to 11/12/60. Cast members of "Robin Hood" often appeared in multiple roles and regular characters were at times portrayed by different actors.
The cast for season #1 (the scope of this DVD set) included:

Richard Greene (Robin Hood)
Donald Pleasence (Prince John)
Rufus Cruikshank (Little John)
Alan Wheatley (Sheriff of Nottingham)
Alexander Gauge (Friar Tuck)
Ian Hunter (Sir Richard)
Bernadette O'Farrell (Maid Marian Fitzwater)
Gillian Sterret (Lady Genevieve)
Paul Eddington (Will Scarlet O'Winchester)

NOTEWORTHY:
Best known to modern audiences is Donald Pleasence (Prince John), who had an extensive film career, particularly in the horror and action genres.
Jane Asher (Paul McCartney's girlfriend during his "Beatlemania" days) and her brother Peter (half of the 60's folk-rock duo "Peter & Gordon") both appear in episode #28 ("Children of the Greenwood"). Peter also guests in episode #13 ("The Youingest Outlaw").

SYNOPSIS for THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD:
While he is off fighting the Crusades, King Richard charges Robin and his men with the protection of his kingdom. Robin's chief protagonist is the wily Prince John.

The following 39 season #1 episodes are sequential by original airdate.
Also included are chapter titles and primary guest stars.
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It's been years since I've seen any of this show but it was one of my favorites when we got our first TV in 1955. I enjoyed the show thru its original run and liked it in reruns. I'm generally happy with what I've watched on the DVD set of Season 1 so far, and even remember one or two of the episodes. I got a kick seeing Leo McKern in the 1st two episodes, as two different characters, and was amazed to find this was his very first work on the small screen. At any rate, while the opening credits are often dark or grainy, the picture and sound transfer of most episodes seems pretty good and easy to watch. The only negative is the fact that the closing credits don't always match the episode they follow. I've seen this on two episodes so far--in both cases the names of the characters don't match the characters in the episode and on one of them the copyright date was wrong. As long as the episodes themselves are watchable I guess I won't let that bother me too much. I don't know if you would enjoy this if you never saw the series before, but as nostalgia, if you remember the show, it is a good watch, especially for the more than reasonable price.
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"The Adventures of Robin Hood" has quality digital reproduction of a now very old television series. I don't believe it has been digitally remastered so you are seeing the original version. The package has little in the way of extras, commentaries or the other add ons that have made rediscovering the classics such a treat in recent years.

The series is finely acted, has a superb theatre trained cast and well written. Unlike some recent Hollywood and indeed British "re-imaginings", it honours and respects the centuries long literary tradition of Robin Hood. Unfortunately, this will mainly be of interest to those who remember the original broadcasts and who are after a nostalgia fix. Still they may be a little disappointed too, the early episodes, especially before Little John, Tuck and Maid Marion are introduced, seem to drag. I didn't realise how many episodes it took to get the 'gang' all together. It was that whole ensemble cast, along with the delightfully crafty Sheriff of Nottingham, who together made the story we remember.

Modern audiences and young people raised on colour, special effects and fast paced action adventures will almost certainly find the series slow and tedious. That's a shame. Special effects and explosive action are great fun but they aren't everything. Maybe they should take the time to read the Adventures of Robin Hood first and then they may appreciate this series better.
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