The Adventures of Robin Hood

Revealing mistake: When Will Scarlet finds the injured Much in Sherwood Forest about three quarters of the way through the movie, a white vehicle can be seen travelling from right to left in the background.

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Revealing mistake: When Robin jumps off the scaffold after being saved from hanging, you can see one of the soldiers spear tips bend under his weight.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Robin is rescued from hanging, watch the shadows on the church in the background. It keeps going in and out of shadow.

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

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Maid Marian: Why, you speak treason.
Robin Hood: Fluently.

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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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