The Men of Sherwood Forest – 1954
A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Astor (USA)
Copyright MCMLIV by Exclusive Films Ltd.
RCA Sound Recording
Produced at Bray Studios, England
Eastman Colour by Denham Laboratories 77 mins
Opening titles:- “1194 A.D. – England is a troubled land. King Richard the Lion Heart is a prisoner in Germany, with but half his ransom is paid. At home, his brother, Prince John, is intriguing to obtain the Crown himself. In the County of Nottingham Robin Hood and his outlaw band take toll from rich travellers – and it is a brave voyager indeed who ventures through Sherwood Forest.
Editor James Needs
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
J. Elder Wills
Sid Wiles and Ken Cameron
Walter Harvey, BSc
Sir Guy Belton
Sir Nigel Saltire
King Richard the Lion Heart
David King Wood
John Van Eyssen
Hammer’s first colour production visits territory they would return to on two more occasions – in “Sword of Sherwood Forest” (1960) and “A Challenge for Robin Hood” (1967). ”Carry On” regular Bernard Bresslaw appears here in a small role. He later starred in Hammer’s 1959 Jekyll and Hyde comedy, “The Ugly Duckling” and in “Moon Zero Two” (1968). John Hollingsworth remained as chief Musical Director at Hammer for the next nine years.
Details were complied viewing the actual film.
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection