Robin Hood (1922 movie)

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Robin Hood
Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Douglas Fairbanks
Written by Douglas Fairbanks
Starring Douglas Fairbanks
Wallace Beery
Enid Bennett
Sam De Grasse
Alan Hale
Music by Victor Schertzinger
Cinematography Arthur Edeson & Charles Richardson
Editing by William Nolan
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) October 18, 1922 (1922-10-18)
Running time 127 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles
Money made $1 million (US/Canada)[1]
Robin Hood

Robin Hood is a 1922 silent movie. It stars Douglas Fairbanks. Robin Hood was the first movie to have a Hollywood premiere.[2] The premiere was held at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922.

The movie's full title is Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood. It was one of the most expensive movies of the 1920s. It cost about $1,000,000 to make. The movie is about the famous English outlaw. The movie received mostly good reviews.

In spite of the movie's careful construction, it received some negative responses. Vachel Lindsay thought the movie was "a heavy exhibit of armor that does not move." He thought it a failure because the first half of the movie was basically spectacle.

Nonetheless, Robin Hood was thought at the time to be a milestone in the development of movie art. It would be overshadowed however by the hugely popular Errol Flynn movie of 1938.[3]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Variety list of box office champions for 1922
  2. Zollo, p. 313.
  3. Vance 2008, p. 150.

References[change | change source]

  • Vance, Jeffrey. 2008. Douglas Fairbanks. University of California Press.
  • Zollo, Paul. 2002. Hollywood Remembered: An Oral History of Its Golden Age. Taylor Trade Publications.