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Richard Todd

“The Story Of Robin Hood And His Merrie Men” Starring Richard Todd
Irish born actor who made an impression early in his career with a Best Actor Oscar nomination for “The Hasty Heart” (1949) which was only his 2nd film appearance at the time. Other notable films include “The Story Of Robin Hood And His Merrie Men” (1952), “The Sword And The Rose” (1953), “Rob Roy The Highland Rouge” (1953), “The Dam Busters” (1954), “The Virgin Queen”   (1955), “Don’t Bother To Knock” (1961) & “Operation Crossbow” (1965).  

Fact File

Birth Name: Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd

Date Of Birth: 11th June 1919

Place Of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

Debut Film: “For Them That Tresspass” (1949)

Robin Hood Film: Richard made only one screen appearance as Robin Hood in Walt Disney’s “The Story Of Robin Hood & His Merrie Men” (1952).

Trivia: In 1950 Richard won a Golden Globe Award (“Most Promising Newcomer”) for his performance in the film “The Hasty Heart” (1949). The film also earned him an Academy Award Nomination for “Best Actor”.

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The Hasty Heart(1949) VHS
A sensitive WWII drama about an egocentric Scottish soldier (Richard Todd) unknowingly dying of a terminal disease while recuperating from a war injury in a Burmese hospital. American G.I. Ronald Reagan and nurse Patricia Neal attempt to befriend him, but his difficult manner keeps them at a distance. 101 min.

The Dam Busters(1954) VHS
Thrilling British WWII drama, based on a true story, follows a scientist who comes up with a way to destroy a series of German dams vital to the Nazi war effort and the RAF crew charged with carrying out the dangerous mission. Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Basil Sydney star; look quickly for Robert Shaw and Patrick McGoohan. 102 min.


Interrupted Journey(1949) VHS
The flight by rail of illicit lovers ends tragically as Richard Todd jumps the train in an attack of remorse. Meanwhile, Valerie Hobson is found dead in their berth. Exciting British mystery. 80 min.

Stage Fright(1950) VHS
After he's accused of murdering his mistress' husband, Richard Todd turns to the only person who believes he's innocent, drama student and ex-girlfriend Jane Wyman. As Wyman plays detective to find the real killer, her search leads to the victim's wife, famed actress Marlene Dietrich. Michael Wilding, Kay Walsh and Alastair Sim also star. 110 min.

Affair In Monte Carlo(1953) VHS
Lavishly filmed on location in Monte Carlo, this soap opera stars Merle Oberon as a wealthy woman who tries to reform a troubled gambler, played by Richard Todd. Leo Genn, Stephen Murray also star. 90 min.

The Virgin Queen(1955) VHS
Returning to the role she played two decades earlier, Bette Davis stars as England's Elizabeth I. Richard Todd is roguish Sir Walter Raleigh, who uses the aging monarch's interest in him for his own gains, and Joan Collins is the lady-in-waiting who comes between them. Lavish costume drama also stars Herbert Marshall, Dan O'Herlihy. 92 min.

A Man Called Peter(1955) VHS
Wonderful biodrama of Peter Marshall, the Scottish immigrant who entered the clergy and went on to become U.S. Senate Chaplain and the unofficial "conscience" of Washington. Richard Todd, Jean Peters, Les Tremayne star. 117 min.

D-Day, The Sixth Of June [DVD](1956) DVD
The mammoth campaign of the Allied invasion is contrasted with the fears of the men involved and the reminiscences of British colonel Richard Todd and American captain Robert Taylor of their love for the same woman. Classic war saga co-stars Dana Wynter, Edmond O'Brien, John Williams, Jerry Paris; directed by Henry Koster. 106 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 4.0, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer; scene access; interactive menus.

Saint Joan(1957) VHS
Otto Preminger's film, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, catapulted Iowa's Jean Seberg to stardom, as she portrayed the famed teenager in 15th-century France whose claim of hearing angels leads to her commanding an army against English invaders and, later, being tried for heresy and sent to the stake. Richard Widmark, Richard Todd and John Gielgud also star. Special video edition includes a short feature on the making of the movie. 131 min. total.

The Longest Day (Letterboxed Version)(1962) VHS
Acclaimed as one of Hollywood's greatest epics, producer Darryl F. Zanuck's re-creation of the Allied landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944 follows the grand-scale drama and personal stories of D-Day. International all-star cast includes John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Rod Steiger, Richard Burton, Red Buttons, Sean Connery, Mel Ferrer, Robert Ryan & Richard Todd. 179 min.


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