A Challenge for Robin Hood

A Challenge for Robin Hood is a 1967 British adventure film directed by C. M. Pennington-Richards and starring Barrie Ingham, Peter Blythe and John Arnatt.[1]

A Challenge for Robin Hood
"A Challenge for Robin Hood"(1967).jpg
UK quad poster by Tom Chantrell
Directed byC. M. Pennington-Richards
Produced byClifford Parkes
Michael Carreras
Written byPeter Bryan
StarringBarrie Ingham
Peter Blythe
John Arnatt
Music byGary Hughes
CinematographyArthur Grant
Edited byChris Barnes
Distributed byWarner-Pathé Distributors (UK)
20th Century Fox (US)
Release date
July 1967
Running time
92 min
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical receptionEdit

The New York Times wrote, "Challenge for Robin Hood is excellent...it should make ideal viewing for lads, from little sprouts up to about 14...The screenplay by Peter Bryan fiddles a bit with the old Robin Hood legend, but it is a snug story and the dialogue has bite and humor...C. M. Pennington-Richards, has piloted the action with crackle, the musical score is fine and the color ranges from good to beautiful...the fairly modest budget seldom shows."[2]

Box OfficeEdit

According to Fox records, the film required $950,000 in rentals to break even and by 11 December 1970 had made $675,000.[3]


  1. ^ "A Challenge for Robin Hood". BFI.
  2. ^ "Movie Review - A Challenge For Robin Hood - Screen: A Matinee Idol:' Robin Hood' Returns in Snug British Tale - NYTimes.com".
  3. ^ Silverman, Stephen M (1988). The Fox that got away : the last days of the Zanuck dynasty at Twentieth Century-Fox. L. Stuart. p. 327.

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