Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood

Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood
Directed by John Hough
Produced by Bill Anderson
Written by David Butler
Starring David Warbeck
Ciaran Madden
David Butler
Kenneth Gilbert
Music by Bernie Sharp
Jack Sprague
Cinematography David Holmes
Editing by Robert C. Dearberg
Distributed by Hammer Films
Release date(s) 1969
Running time 56 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood is an adventure film starring David Warbeck, Ciaran Madden, David Butler, Kenneth Gilbert and directed by John Hough. The film was the debut movie of actor David Warbeck as Robin Hood. The film was originally a television series pilot but was released in movie theatres in 1973. The film was also released under the title The Legend of Young Robin Hood.

Plot

Robert of Loxley, a simple farmer, is working his land when a fellow Saxon runs through their property attempting to escape Sir Jeffrey and the Royal Game Warden. Robert denies seeing the alleged poacher, and the fight which ensues is destined to seal his fate.

When Sir Jeffrey’s brother, Roger of Doncaster, learns that Robert of Loxley was not killed for his insolence, he determines to use the incident to have him arrested and his lands confiscated. Sir Roger’s ulterior motive is that his intended bride Lady Marian Fitzwater has had feelings for Robert from childhood and this stands in the way of his marriage to her. So he enlists the help of the Abbott to have Robert made a Wolfshead: an outlaw who’s head is worth that of a wolf’s, dead or alive.

External links

  • Internet Movie Database

Sources

  • http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/28868/Wolfshead-The-Legend-of-Robin-Hood/overview
  • http://www.allmovie.com/work/wolfshead-the-legend-of-robin-hood-28868
  • http://www.boldoutlaw.com/robspot/wolfshead.html


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