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The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)

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We all know that Disney made an animated version of the Robin Hood story in 1973. But, many of us don’t know that Disney had already tackled that story many years earlier! Released in 1952, The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men was not only a live-action retelling of the story, but also Disney’s second fully live action film ever made! Does it hold up as a Robin Hood film? Let’s find out!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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The Sword and the Rose (1953)

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During Disney’s early years of live-action films, there were a few English-oriented ones. By English-oriented, I mean films that took place and/or were based on events from England’s history or folklore. One such example is the film, “The Sword and the Rose”, a film about Mary Tudor, the sister of King Henry VIII.

Does Disney manage to tell this story truly with no embellishment or fabrication whatsoever? Of course not! With that said, let’s dive into “The Sword and the Rose”.

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