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
Supervising Editor
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Mixer
Sound Editor
Hair Stylist
Wardrobe Mistress
Fight Arranger
Special Effects
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Musical Supervisor
Original Screenplay by
Produced by
Directed by

Maurice Carter
James Needs
Bryan Coates
Chris Barnes
Ray Corlett
Laurie Barnett
George Stephenson
Jack T. Knight
Elizabeth Wilcox
Michael Morris
Bill Griffiths
Dulcie Midwinter
Irene Lamb
Peter Diamond
Bowie Films Ltd
Moray Grant
Arthur Grant, BSc
Gary Hughes
Philip Martell
Peter Bryan
Clifford Parkes
Pennington Richards


Robin Hood
Friar Tuck
Little John
Roger de Courtenay
Maid Marian
Pie Merchant (guest star)
Lady Marian
Sheriff of Nottingham
Sir John
Sir Jamyl de Pentrone
Henry de Courtenay
Will Scarlett
Dray Driver

Barrie Ingham
James Hayter
Leon Greene
Peter Blythe
Gay Hamilton
Alfie Bass
Jenny Till
John Arnatt
Eric Flynn
John Gugolka
Reg Lye
William Squire
Donald Pickering
Eric Woofe
John Harvey
Douglas Mitchell
John Graham
Arthur Hewlett
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