The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men is released

Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace.

On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father's death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.

The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men is a live action Disney version of the Robin Hood story in Technicolor which was filmed in Buckinghamshire, England. It was released in 1952.

It was written by Lawrence Edward Watkin and directed by Ken Annakin.

It stars:

* Richard Todd as Robin Hood,
* Joan Rice as Maid Marian,
* Peter Finch as the Sheriff of Nottingham,
* James Hayter as Friar Tuck,
* James Robertson Justice as Little John,
* Martita Hunt as Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine,
* Hubert Gregg as Prince John,
* Elton Hayes as Alan-a-Dale,
* Anthony Eustrel as the Archbishop of Canterbury,
* Patrick Barr as King Richard I
* Anthony Forwood as Will Scarlet and
* Bill Owen as Will Stutely