The Story Of Robin Hood And His Merrie Men

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

The Story Of Robin Hood And His Merrie Men (1951 Movie)

“Disney’s The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men” is a live-action adventure film released by Walt Disney Productions in 1952. The movie is a retelling of the legendary English folk tale of Robin Hood, the heroic outlaw who robs from the rich to give to the poor.

The film stars Richard Todd as Robin Hood and Joan Rice as Maid Marian. It follows Robin’s journey from a young squire to becoming an outlaw leader, fighting against the tyranny of Prince John while King Richard the Lionheart is away on a crusade. Along with his loyal band of followers, known as the Merrie Men, Robin Hood embarks on daring escapades to outwit and outmaneuver the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham.

Disney’s adaptation adds a touch of fantasy and adventure while staying true to the spirit of the original tale. The film showcases exciting action sequences, swordplay, and archery, giving it a classic swashbuckling feel. The picturesque English countryside and Nottingham Castle are wonderfully captured, adding to the film’s charm.

Though not as well-remembered as some of Disney’s animated classics, “The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men” remains a delightful and entertaining family film, blending adventure, romance, and humor. It stands as a timeless example of Disney’s ability to bring beloved stories to life, enchanting audiences of all ages with its enduring tale of heroism and justice.

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  • Year Released: 1951
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $2.1 million
  • IMDB Link


  • Richard Todd: Robin Hood
  • Joan Rice: Maid Marian
  • Peter Finch: the Sheriff of Nottingham
  • James Hayter: Friar Tuck.
  • James Robertson Justice: Little John
  • Martita Hunt: Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Hubert Gregg: Prince John
  • Elton Hayes: Alan-a-Dale
  • Anthony Eustrel: the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Patrick Barr: King Richard.
  • Anthony Forwood: Will Scarlet
  • Bill Owen: Will Stutely
  • Louise Hampton: Tyb
  • Richard Graydon: Merrie Man
  • Michael Hordern: Scathelock
  • Bill Travers: Possie Man
  • Clement McCallin: The Earl of Huntingdon


  • Director: Ken Annakin
  • Producer: Perce Pearce and Walt Disney
  • Writer: Lawrence Watkin
  • Music: Clifton Parker

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