The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men
Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by henchmen of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father's death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.
Disney's live action Robin Hood film manages to set itself apart from the Errol Flynn version pretty successfully. They hit some of the same beats, but they feel like individual films.
Peter Finch as the Sheriff of Nottingham and the scenes between him and the outlaws are probably my favorite part. He's a really excellent villain. Richard Todd can't really live up to Errol Flynn as Robin Hood, but I think the band of outlaws gets a lot more play in this version. The side characters are given a little more room to breathe and contribute to the action. I also might go so far as to say there's a stronger sense of the outlaws outwitting the Sheriff and Prince…