New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

ROBIN HOOD

April 23, 1999 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1922, 125 minutes, b&w, 16 mm, silent with piano accompaniment)
Sorry--there won't be any piano accompaniment.
Directed by Allan Swan
Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Beery, Alan Hale, Enid Bennett

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This elaborate version of the lengend of Robin Hood features some of Hollywood's most celebrated sets, including a full-size castle, one of the largest sets ever built. It was the perfect background for Fairbanks's swashbuckling stunts. The film received the Photoplay 1992 Medal of Honor, one of the most prestigious screen awards before the advent of the Academy Awards.

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