The Adventures of Robin Hood" starring Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHavilland, and Claude Rains is possibly the best swashbuckler ever made–if not the best–and it was made at a time when almost everything its star, leading lady, director, and studio made was blessed with a golden touch.
Everything about this film was top-notch. Curtiz was the best action man at Warners. Flynn was at his dashing best. The music was made by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and every bit player at the Warner lot did their best work–especially Alan Hale and Eugene Palette.
The color and the costumes come togehter in such a way that the film resembles many of the full color pictures one might find in an old picture book–this is especially true of the fight between Robin and Little John when they meet on the log. Note how the camera pulls back and you see the sweep of the action–and this in the days before Cinemascope! . "The Adventures of Robin Hood" remains a classic of its type and well worth the price of a special edition and, trust me, worthy of your time and trouble waiting for it! Thank you Warners.