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


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Master of Archery
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Directed by

John Stoll
James Needs
Ronald Liles and Don Weeks
Lee Doig
Bob Porter
Alban Streeter
John Mitchell and Harry Tate
Stuart Lyons
Gerald Fletcher
Hilda Fox
Pauline Wise and Dot Foreman
John McCorry
Rachel Austin
Ivor Collin
Patrick Crean
Jack Cooper
Richard Bayley
Ken Hodges
Alun Hoddinott
Stanley Black
John Hollingsworth
Alan Hackney
Michael Carreras
Sidney Cole and Richard Greene
Terence Fisher


Robin Hood
Sheriff of Nottingham
Earl of Newark
Friar Tuck
Chancellor/Archbishop of Canterbury
Maid Marion
Little John
Alan A’Dale (Guest Star)
Sheriff’s Aide
Martin of Eastwood
Injured Traveller
and with

Richard Greene
Peter Cushing
Richard Pasco
Niall McGinnis
Jack Gwillim
Sarah Branch
Nigel Green
Oliver Reed
Dennis Lott
Vanda Godsell
Edwin Richfield
Derren Nesbitt
Desmond Llewelyn
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