This 1938 film, more than any other, epitomized Warner Brothers’ supremacy in the production of rousing, elaborately staged, immaculately costumed adventures. Photographed in glowing Technicolor by Warners’ most proficient cameramen (Sol Polito and Tony Gaudio), lavishly designed by Jules Weyl, and directed by two of the studio’s most popular hacks (Michael Curtiz and William Keighley), the film starred Errol Flynn at his peak, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Eugene Pallette, and Alan Hale. Movies like this are beyond criticism.
The Adventures of Robin Hood
1 hour 42 min • 1938