1967 A Challenge for Robin Hood

A Challenge for Robin Hood - 1967

A Hammer Film production presented by Associated British Pathe Limited and released through Warner-Pathe Distributors Limited 

Copyright MCMLXVII Hammer Film Productions Ltd, - All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate No. 21562

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 System 

Produced at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, England

Technicolor 96 mins


Deprived of his inheritance by the evil Roger de Courtenay, Robin flees into Sherwood Forest, where he becomes known as Robin Hood by the band of merrie men he forms with fellow outlaws. A life of robbing the rich to give to the poor follows, but Robin still has a score to settle - he is accused of murder by de Courtenay and his friend the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Robin has to fight to clear his good name.

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Art Director Maurice Carter
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Bryan Coates
Editor Chris Barnes
Assistant Director Ray Corlett
Sound Recordist Laurie Barnett
Sound Mixer George Stephenson
Sound Editor Jack T. Knight
Continuity Elizabeth Wilcox
Make-up Michael Morris
Hair Stylist Bill Griffiths
Wardrobe Mistress Dulcie Midwinter
Casting Irene Lamb
Fight Arranger Peter Diamond
Special Effects Bowie Films Ltd
Camera Operator Moray Grant
Director of Photography Arthur Grant, BSc
Music Composed by Gary Hughes
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Original Screenplay by Peter Bryan
Produced by Clifford Parkes
Directed by Pennington Richards


Robin Hood Barrie Ingham
Friar Tuck James Hayter
Little John Leon Greene
Roger de Courtenay Peter Blythe
Maid Marian Gay Hamilton
Pie Merchant (guest star) Alfie Bass
Lady Marian Jenny Till
Sheriff of Nottingham John Arnatt
Alan-a-Dale Eric Flynn
Stephen John Gugolka
Much Reg Lye
Sir John William Squire
Sir Jamyl de Pentrone Donald Pickering
Henry de Courtenay Eric Woofe
Wallace John Harvey
Will Scarlett Douglas Mitchell
Justin John Graham
Edwin Arthur Hewlett
Dray Driver Norman Mitchell


The director, who was also known as C.M. Pennington-Richards, had previously made comedies such as "Double Bunk" (1960) and "Ladies Who Do" (1963).
 Barrie Ingham faced the constant threat of extermination by murderous pepperpots as a Thal called Alydon in the Aaru (Amicus in all but name) production "Dr Who and the Daleks" (1965, starring Peter Cushing).
 Peter Blythe also played a villain, Anton, in Hammer's "Frankenstein Created Woman" (1966). 
Leon Greene had a much more substantial role as Christopher Lee's protégé in Hammer's "The Devil Rides Out" (1967).
 The voice of actor James Hayter became known countrywide from the TV adverts for the products of a certain company which "makes exceedingly good cakes"!

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