Miss Robin Hood. Image shows from L to R: Miss Heather Honey (Margaret Rutherford), Henry Wrigley (Richard Hearne). Copyright: Group 3 Productions.

Miss Robin Hood

Miss Robin Hood. Copyright: Group 3 Productions.

Miss Robin Hood

Comedy about a writer who finds himself roped into a spot of industrial theft due to the adventures in his childrens' stories

Genre
Film
Released
1952
Creator
Reed De Rouen
Starring
Margaret Rutherford, Richard Hearne, Edward Lexy, Fanny Rowe, Michael Medwin, Eunice Gayson, Sid James, Dora Bryan and others
Writers
Val Valentine and Patrick Campbell
Director
John Guillermin
Producers
Donald B. Wilson and John Grierson

Writer at The Teenager childrens' newspaper, Henry Wrigley is the brains behind popular adventure story column, Miss Robin Hood.

When a long term fan of the fictional justice-fighter, an elderly orphanage owner named Miss Honey, turns up at his office, Wrigley is - almost without realising it - roped into assisting her in committing industrial theft!

Miss Honey insists that the secret recipe for a hugely popular whiskey was stolen from her own family by the current 'owners', and has hatched a plan to get it back. Believing the writer of adventurer Miss Robin Hood must know a thing or two about real-life safe-breaking, she forces his hand in assisting the heist - and they make off with not just the recipe, but thousands of pounds of bank notes.

Whilst Henry Wrigley is none too pleased to be involved in the theft, the experience of the adventure - not to mention Miss Honey's carefree attitude toward policemen - reignites his confidence and zest for life: when The Teenager's new owner expresses his displeasure with the column, Henry is not willing to be pushed around any longer...

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
77 minutes
Release date
November 1952
Distributor

Associated British Film Distribution

Production company
Picture
Black and white
Soundtrack
Music composed by Temple Abady and directed by John Hollingsworth.
Laugh track
None

Location

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Broadcast details

Last repeat
Tuesday 29th August 2017 at 4:30am on TPTV

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