The Story of Robin Hood And His Merrie Men

The Story of Robin Hood And His Merrie Men
The Story of Robin Hood And His Merrie Men
  • PG
  • 1h 24m
  • 1952
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This rousing tale of England's renowned rebel to the rich and patriot to the poor is brimming with Disney's storytelling magic. When King Richard the Lionheart leaves England to lead a crusade to the Holy Land, Prince John, his treacherous brother, conspires to bring himself to power. The whole family will love going bow-to-bow alongside Robin, Friar Tuck, Little John, and Maid Marian in this classic adventure full of gallantry, romance and adventure!
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Common Sense Says
Live-action 1950s Disney adventure looks old; mild violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men is a 1950s Disney live-action retelling of the popular British legend that contains some moments of brief peril, music, and songs. Robin Hood (Richard Todd) is forced to become an outlaw after his father is murdered for speaking out against the bullying and excessive taxation of the corrupt ruling class. Robin is a thief, but a "moral" one as he only robs from the rich and gives to the poor. He is very much portrayed as the good versus the evil Prince John (Hubert Gregg) and Sheriff of Nottingham (Peter Finch) who behaves aggressively and punishes the locals. There are some non-bloody fight scenes with punching and choking. There is also some weapon use -- bows and arrows, swords, and spears -- but again there is no blood shed, although one man is shot dead instantly with an arrow. In another scene, a poacher is beaten with sticks as he's hoisted by a rope. There is some mild flirting between Maid Marian (Joan Rice) and characters drink alcohol but only in moderation.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:June 26, 1952
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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