Errol Flynn is the definitive bandit of Sherwood Forest in this Robin Hood film that set the benchmark for all swashbucklers. All the elements that go to make a classic film are here: perfect casting, lots of vigorous action, a strong story, wonderful photography and rousing music. Olivia de Havilland makes a winsome Maid Marian, Claude Rains is a delightfully rascally King John and Basil Rathbone sneers as only he can as the evil Guy of Gisbourne. Flynn did all his own stunts, including the classic swordfight with Rathbone. Incidentally, the horse Olivia de Havilland rides is supposedly Trigger, later the mount of cowboy star Roy Rogers.