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These posters, the majority of which are theatrical, display the influence and scope of Robin Hood. Many of these posters are for foreign films or foreign translations of films. The combination of seeing what non-English speaking countries choose to focus on and chose to translate from the Robin Hood legend is an interesting combination.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

This is a Japanese lobby card, approximately 7.25 inches by 10.25. Printed on both sides.
Japanese Prince of Thieves

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

This is a Japanese lobby card, approximately 7.25 inches by 10.25. Printed on both sides.
Japanese Men in Tights

Robin Hood: El Arquero Invencible

A Hispaner Films made in Spain, 1970. The film stared Charles Quiney, Franca Polesello. This is a lobby card, possibly from a Mexican screening.
El Arquero Invencible

El Arquero Misterioso

This is an original lobby card for the Spanish-language release of The Son of Robin Hood, 1959, staring Al Edison and June Laverick, directed by George Sherman. The card is approximately 16.5 inches by 12.5.
El Arquero Misterioso

El Hijo De Robin Hood

Original lobby card for Mexican release of Bandit of Sherwood Forest, with Cornel Wilde and Anita Louise. Distributed by Distribuidora Cinematografica America, S. A., Monterey, Mexico.
El Hijo de Robin Hood

El Pequeno Robin Hood

Translated as “Young Robin Hood,” this lobby card from Filmadora Panamericana and Productora Filmica Real. Directed by Rene Cardona Sr. with Al Coster, Parricia Aspillaga, and Rene Cardona Sr.
El Penqueno Robin Hood

El Robin Hood Chino

Lobby card from Spanish-language version of Asian martial arts film, Chinese Robin Hood. The poster shows two men in “traditional” Asian garb and setting.
El Robin Hood Chino

Robin De Los Bosques

Spanish poster for Warner Bros. Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), starring Errol Flynn.  Approximately 11 inches by 16. The image is a stylized representation resembling a painting, with colorful costumes not shown in the actual film.

Robin De Los Bosques

Captain Fury

Called “Australia's Robin Hood.”  Directed by Hal Roach and starring Brian Aherne and Victor McLaglen. The film is from 1939, in black and white and runs approximately.
Captain Fury


An advertisement for Chesterfield saying to “Aim for the best” and pitching to choose Chesterfield for “For real mildness, smoother taste and cooler smoking.”
Chesterfield Cigarettes

The Swords of Wayland

“Robin Hood the Legend Continues,” a 19 inch by 36 poster made by Playhouse Video in 1986 for a television film compiled from episodes of the 1984-86 Golderest/HTV British series Robin of Sherwood.
Robin of Sherwood: Swords of Wayland

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Promotional poster for the 1938 film.

Adventures of Robin Hood

Men of Sherwood

Lobby card from Astor Pictures.
Men of Sherwood

Robin Hood and Merry Men

Cut-outs drawn by Edna Cooke, from McCall’s Magazine, April 1923. Full-page sheet that includes Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Allan-a-Dale, and Will Scarlet.
Robin Hood and Merry Men

Rogues of Sherwood Forest

Lobby card for Rogues of Sherwood Forest starring John Derek and Diana Lynn, produced by Columbia Pictures.
Rogues of Sherwood Forest

Frederick Warde’s Runnymede

Theatrical poster. Full title actually Frederick Warde’s Superb Production of Runnymede by Wm. Greer Harrison. The poster shows Warde dressed as Robin Hood, with notation “Frederick Warde as Robin Hood” at left.

Son of Robin Hood

Directed by George Sherman in 1958, starring David Hedison and June Laverick.
Son of Robin Hood