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The Adventures of Robin Hood - The Ordeal

episode 1.10

UK 1955
produced by
Sidney Cole for Sapphire Films/ITV
directed by Dan Birt
starring Richard Greene, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge, Bernadette O'Farrell, Willoughby Gray, Alfie Bass, Alan Wheatley, Dorothy Alison, John Drake, Diana Beaumont
written by Eric Heath

tv-series
Robin Hood, Robin Hood (Richard Greene), Adventures of Robin Hood, Adventures of Robin Hood (1950's)

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Edgar (Alfie Bass), one of Robin Hood's (Richard Greene) Merry Men sneaks away from the outlaws' hideout to spend some quality time with his wife (Dorothy Alison) he left behind in a neighbouring village. But Humphrey (Willoughby Gray), one of the Sheriff's (Alan Wheatley) spies, spots him and spills the beans to his master ... who has the glorious idea to pin an unsolved murder that occured in that village on Edgar - even if the murder victim was a poor man himself, and the Merry Men are known for not murdering poor folks.

Soon enough, Humphrey makes up enough evidence to frame Humphrey and suggests a trial by ordeal - which means the accused has to put his hand into boiling water ... and if the hand comes out unscathed (fat chance), he's innocent.

Thank God though Robin hears of this, and he, Friar Tuck (Alexander Gauge) and Little John (Archie Duncan) set out for that village and start investigating on their own ... and soon enough they find evidence pointing in all kinds of directions but away from Edgar - and finally the niece of the murdered man confesses to the Friar that she saw none other than Humphrey commit the murder, but kept her mouth shut because he threatened to burn her as a witch.

 

A tad formulaic, but well-made and well-acted.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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