The Men of Sherwood Forest

The Men of Sherwoof Forest
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by Michael Carreras
Written by Allan MacKinnon
Starring Don Taylor
Reginald Beckwith
Eileen Moore
Music by Doreen Carwithen
Cinematography Walter J. Harvey
Edited by James Needs
Release dates
1954 (UK)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Men of Sherwood Forest is a 1954 British adventure film directed by Val Guest and starring Don Taylor, Reginald Beckwith, Eileen Moore and David King-Wood. The film follows the exploits of Robin Hood and his followers.[1][2] Doreen Carwithen wrote the score for the film.


In 1194, on his return from the Third Crusade, Richard the Lionheart is taken prisoner in Germany. Disguised as a troubadour, Robin Hood builds a plan to rescue him from this tight spot. Unfortunately, he is captured. The Merry Men then have to fulfil a double mission: find Robin Hood and save the King.



Critical reception

David Parkinson noted in the Radio Times, "a cheap and cheerful Hammer outing to Sherwood, with production values on a par with the infamously parsimonious ITV series starring Richard Greene," concluding "Val Guest directs with little feel for the boisterous action, but it's a tolerable frolic all the same" ;[3] while TV Guide wrote, "this low-budget swashbuckler is good fun for the undiscriminating."[4]


  1. Coventry (1 November 1954). "The Men of Sherwood Forest (1954)". IMDb.
  2. "Men of Sherwood Forest". BFI.
  3. David Parkinson. "Men of Sherwood Forest". RadioTimes.
  4. "Men Of Sherwood Forest". TV Guide.

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