History Trivia / TheAdventuresOfRobinHood

11th Sep '16 9:02:53 PM Pren
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**** The original script was loaded with ridiculous PurpleProse, which Curtiz thankfully insisted be removed entirely.
1st Aug '16 2:48:07 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheOtherMarty: Creator/ErrolFlynn replaced Creator/JamesCagney as Robin Hood

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* TheOtherMarty: Creator/ErrolFlynn replaced Creator/JamesCagney as Robin Hood Hood.
** Eugene Pallette replaced Guy Kibbee as Friar Tuck.
25th Jul '16 11:03:37 PM jormis29
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** Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr turned down the role of Robin Hood, as he didn't want people to think he was trying to fill his dad's shoes. (Creator/DouglasFairbanks starred in ''Film/RobinHood'').

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** Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr turned down the role of Robin Hood, as he didn't want people to think he was trying to fill his dad's shoes. (Creator/DouglasFairbanks starred in ''Film/RobinHood'').''Film/RobinHood1922'').
23rd Jul '16 3:03:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Flynn enjoyed working with the sophisticated and easy-going William Keighley but despised the temperamental and demanding Curtiz. Problems between the two were reportedly exacerbated by Flynn's casual approach to production schedules and scene preparation, as well as his reputed bad memory for dialogue.

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** ** Flynn enjoyed working with the sophisticated and easy-going William Keighley but despised the temperamental and demanding Curtiz. Problems between the two were reportedly exacerbated by Flynn's casual approach to production schedules and scene preparation, as well as his reputed bad memory for dialogue.



** Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr. turned down the role of Robin Hood, as he didn't want people to think he was trying to fill his dad's shoes. (Creator/DouglasFairbanks starred in ''Film/RobinHood'').

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** Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr. Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr turned down the role of Robin Hood, as he didn't want people to think he was trying to fill his dad's shoes. (Creator/DouglasFairbanks starred in ''Film/RobinHood'').
23rd Jul '16 3:03:01 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AFIS100Years100HeroesAndVillains:
** #18 Hero, Robin Hood
* AFIS100YearsOfFilmScores: #11

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* ** AFIS100Years100HeroesAndVillains:
** *** #18 Hero, Robin Hood
* ** AFIS100YearsOfFilmScores: #11



* FakeBrit: Creator/ErrolFlynn was Australian.

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** A scene was filmed that was to have taken place before the scene where Will Scarlet comes riding into the forest clearing with Much the Miller's Son on his saddle. This was the scene where King Richard challenges Friar Tuck to a fistfight and wins, after which Robin himself agrees to fight King Richard. The scene was deleted from the final version of the film, making it appear that King Richard and Robin are about to fight for no reason.
* FakeBrit: Creator/ErrolFlynn was Australian.Australian and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland is American.



* MissingTrailerScene: The theatrical trailer contains footage of Robin and Marian kissing on horseback. This footage is from the deleted final scene of the film, immediately following the closing of the great doors, where the film now ends.
* TheOtherMarty: Creator/ErrolFlynn replaced Creator/JamesCagney as Robin Hood



* StillbornFranchise: A sequel, Sir Robin of Locksley was announced but never developed.
* ThoseTwoActors: This was the third of eight films ErrolFlynn and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland made together.

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* StillbornFranchise: A sequel, Sir Robin of Locksley was announced but never developed.
developed. The US government wanted to restrict the amount of money invested in filmmaking at that point in anticipation of joining World War II, so it was delayed. By 1945, when the war was over, the project was scrapped because Creator/OliviaDeHavilland and Creator/ClaudeRains were no longer employed at Warner Bros.
* ThoseTwoActors: This was the third of eight films ErrolFlynn Creator/ErrolFlynn and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland made together.together.
* WagTheDirector: Creator/ErrolFlynn and Creator/MichaelCurtiz made 12 films together despite the fact that they couldn't stand each other.
** Flynn had some of his own design ideas, notably complaints about the fringed wig designed for his character. After a convincing note from Flynn to Hal B. Wallis back at the studio, the wig was redesigned according to the actor's needs and suggestions. Reshooting was unnecessary since up to that point, the offending hairpiece had only been photographed under a hat.
** During one fight sequence, Flynn was jabbed by an actor who was using an unprotected sword--he asked him why he didn't have a guard on the point. The other player apologized and explained that Curtiz had instructed him to remove the safety feature in order to make the action "more exciting". Flynn reportedly climbed up a gantry where Curtiz was standing next to the camera, took him by the throat and asked him if he found that "exciting enough".
** Flynn enjoyed working with the sophisticated and easy-going William Keighley but despised the temperamental and demanding Curtiz. Problems between the two were reportedly exacerbated by Flynn's casual approach to production schedules and scene preparation, as well as his reputed bad memory for dialogue.



** One of the original story concepts had Robin Hood die at the end of the film.

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** One of the original story concepts had Robin Hood die at the end of the film.film.
** Two scenes--a jousting tournament and a christening--were cut from the script to save money and were never filmed.
** The ending that exists now in the film is not the one that was originally written. In the original ending, King Richard and his forces help battle Prince John's and Guy of Gisburne's forces outside the castle - this ending was scrapped because it was too expensive to film. In the back-up ending, Prince John and Guy of Gisbourne's forces chased Robin Hood's and King Richard's forces into Sherwood forest and the climax took place there. This second ending was really never satisfactory, and was scrapped too. Finally, a third ending was written, in which the climactic battle takes place inside the Castle of Nottingham. Now King Richard's forces could be pared down to a handful of faithful retainers, and the new ending proved to be less expensive to shoot. To prepare the audience for the new ending, the abbot's scenes were given to the Bishop of the Black Canons.
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5th Jul '16 3:30:23 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* StillbornFranchise: A sequel, Sir Robin of Locksley was announced but never developed.
5th Jul '16 3:27:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/David Niven turned down the role of Will Scarlett, as he was on holiday at the time.
** This film was originally intended as a much closer remake of the silent film.

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** Creator/David Niven Creator/DavidNiven turned down the role of Will Scarlett, as he was on holiday at the time.
** This film was originally intended as a much closer remake of the silent film.
** One of the original story concepts had Robin Hood die at the end of the
film.
5th Jul '16 3:23:04 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DawsonCasting: Creator/ClaudeRains was considerably older than Prince John was the time.



* ProductionPosse: Shares many key cast (Creator/ErrolFlynn, Creator/OliviadeHavilland, Creator/BasilRathbone) and crew (director Creator/MichaelCurtiz, composer Creator/ErichKorngold, fight arranger Fred Cavens) with ''Film/CaptainBlood''.

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* ProductionPosse: Shares many key cast (Creator/ErrolFlynn, Creator/OliviadeHavilland, Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, Creator/BasilRathbone) and crew (director Creator/MichaelCurtiz, composer Creator/ErichKorngold, fight arranger Fred Cavens) with ''Film/CaptainBlood''.



** Creator/David Niven turned down the role of Will Scarlett, as he was on holiday at the time.

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** Just like with ''Film/CaptainBlood'', Creator/RobertDonat was offered the role of Robin Hood, but turned it down due to illness.
** Creator/OrsonWelles was offered the role of Friar Tuck or King Richard, but he turned them both down.
** Creator/David Niven turned down the role of Will Scarlett, as he was on holiday at the time.time.
** This film was originally intended as a much closer remake of the silent film.
3rd Jul '16 3:19:43 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr. turned down the role of Robin Hood, as he didn't want people to think he was trying to fill his dad's shoes. (Creator/DouglasFairbanks starred in ''Film/RobinHood''.

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** Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr. turned down the role of Robin Hood, as he didn't want people to think he was trying to fill his dad's shoes. (Creator/DouglasFairbanks starred in ''Film/RobinHood''.''Film/RobinHood'').
3rd Jul '16 3:19:17 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorBacklash: Despite it being his best known role, Creator/ErrolFlynn thought the role of Robin Hood was a boring one.



* Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr. turned down the role of Robin Hood, as he didn't want people to think he was trying to fill his dad's shoes. (Creator/DouglasFairbanks starred in ''Film/RobinHood''.
* Creator/David Niven turned down the role of Will Scarlett, as he was on holiday at the time.

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* ** Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr. turned down the role of Robin Hood, as he didn't want people to think he was trying to fill his dad's shoes. (Creator/DouglasFairbanks starred in ''Film/RobinHood''.
* ** Creator/David Niven turned down the role of Will Scarlett, as he was on holiday at the time.
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