1960 Sword of Sherwood Forest

Sword of Sherwood Forest - 1960

A Hammer film production in association with Yeoman Films Ltd. released by Columbia Pictures

Copyright MCMLX by Hammer Film Productions Ltd, - All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound Recording 

Produced at Ardmore Studios, Ireland 

Eastmancolour processed at Humphries Laboratories 80mins

Print by Technicolor, TItles by Chambers & Partners Megascope


An injured traveller, shot by the Sheriff of Nottingham's men, is taken care of by Robin Hood and his outlaw band in Sherwood Forest, but despite their help he dies, the words "danger at Bawtry" on his lips. It is the prelude to another exciting adventure for Robin and his Merrie Men, as they uncover a plot by the scheming Sheriff and the traitorous Earl of Newark to seize Bawtry Castle from King Richard's Chancellor, who is also the Archbishop of Canterbury. Watch the trailer on YouTube


Art Director John Stoll
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Managers Ronald Liles and Don Weeks
Editor Lee Doig
Assistant Director Bob Porter
Sound Editor Alban Streeter
Sound Mixers John Mitchell and Harry Tate
Casting Stuart Lyons
Gerald Fletcher
Hairdresser Hilda Fox
Continuity Pauline Wise and Dot Foreman
Costume Supervisor John McCorry
Wardrobe Mistress Rachel Austin
Master of Horse Ivor Collin
Master at Arms Patrick Crean
Master of Archery Jack Cooper
Camera Operator Richard Bayley
Director of Photography Ken Hodges
Music Composed by Alun Hoddinott
Songs Composed by Stanley Black
Musical Supervisor John Hollingsworth
Screenplay by Alan Hackney
Executive Producer Michael Carreras
Produced by Sidney Cole and Richard Greene
Directed by Terence Fisher



Robin Hood Richard Greene
Sheriff of Nottingham Peter Cushing
Earl of Newark Richard Pasco
Friar Tuck Niall McGinnis
Chancellor/Archbishop of Canterbury Jack Gwillim
Maid Marion Sarah Branch
Little John Nigel Green
Melton Oliver Reed
Alan A'Dale (Guest Star) Dennis Lott
Prioress Vanda Godsell
Sheriff's Aide Edwin Richfield
Martin of Eastwood Derren Nesbitt
Injured Traveller Desmond Llewelyn
and with Charles Lamb


Hammer played an important part in the early career of Oliver Reed. His other appearances for them were in "The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll" (1960), "The Curse of the Werewolf" (1961), "The Damned" (1961), "The Pirates of Blood River" (1962), "Captain Clegg" (1962), "The Scarlet Blade" (1962), "Paranoiac" (1963) and "The Brigand of Kandahar" (1965).
 Nigel Green played Christopher Lee's arch-enemy Nayland Smith in the first of his five yellow peril films, "The Face of Fu Manchu" (1965), whereas Richard Greene played the same part in the last two, "The Blood of Fu Manchu" and "The Castle of Fu Manchu" (both 1968).
 Irish actor Niall MacGinnis was acclaimed for his performance as the sinister Dr Karswell in Jacques Tourneur's terrifying "Night of the Demon" (1957). For Hammer, he also appeared in "Never Take Sweets from a Stranger" (1960) and "The Viking Queen" (1967).
Richard Pasco later returned to Hammer in 1964 for "The Gorgon" and in 1966 for "Rasputin - the Mad Monk".
 Desmond Llewelyn, who became world famous as "Q" in the James Bond films, has a smart part here as the traveller who starts all the trouble. He can also be seen playing a footman in Hammer's "The Curse of the Werewolf" (1961).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection