The Adventures of Robin Hood

Trivia: Listen carefully to the sounds the swords make during the final battle at Nottingham castle. When Robin and Sir Guy are fighting, they sound different (clanging as opposed to clicking) than all the other combatants. The reason for the discrepancy is simple. Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone, both experienced performers, are using real steel swords for their one-on-one fight scenes, while everyone else is using plastic props.

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Trivia: The horse Olivia DeHaviland rides was later acquired by the late Roy Rogers and became known as Trigger.

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Trivia: The archery coach for the film was the famous master bowman Howard Hill (he successfully hunted an elephant with a longbow). He also performed the "trick" shots, and appears in the movie as the black-bearded archer Robin defeats in the "finals" of the archery contest.

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Trivia: Stuntmen were paid $150 to get shot with real arrows shot by Howard Hill. They wore metal plates covered in cork to stop the arrows under their clothes.

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Revealing mistake: In the big fight scene at the end, there is a close-up shot of a guard (Sir Mortimer) getting stabbed square in the chest. When the sword is withdrawn, there is obviously no hole in his tunic.

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King Richard: My first command to you, my lord earl, is to take in marriage the hand of Lady Marian. What say you to that, Baron Of Loxley?
Robin Hood: May I obey all your commands with equal pleasure, sire!

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