- Ax 2013
The Adventures of Robin Hood - The Moneylender
Sidney Cole for Sapphire Films/ITV
directed by Ralph Smart
starring Richard Greene, Alfie Bass, Leo McKern, Alan Wheatley, Bruce Seton, Kenneth Edwards, John Drake, Willoughby Gray, Victor Woolf, Gabriel Toyne, David Edwards, Peter Macarte
written by Eric Heath
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Having just joined up with Will Scatlock (Bruce Seton) and his merry
men, Robin Locksley - soon to be Robin Hood - (Richard Greene) finds it
hard to convince Scatlock that he is one of them, as Scatlock thinks he is
one of the gentry, and Robin Hood only wants to rob the rich and
redistribute the wealth amongst the poor. So when he and his young friend
Edgar (Alfie Bass) have to rob a corrupt moneylender (Leo McKern), Robin
can't resist the temptation to return the money the monelender has taken
in excess of what he lent to those who had to pay up.
When Scatlock sees Robin returning with only half the loot, he is
Later, Scatlock and his men want to rob a wine-delivery, and only Robin
smells a trap. Still, he joins the others, and sure enough, the Sheriff of
Nottingham's (Alan Wheatley) men have laid an ambush. Scagtlock is badly
wounded, but withthe help of those Robin has returned the money to, the
merry men can make good their getaway.
In the end, Scatlock is dieing, but with his last breath, he turns over
the command of the merry men to Robin ...
Cheap and somewhat stagey early television, but actually not too badly
made, and Richard Greene is wuite good as Robin Hood.