• Released
  • February 11, 1938
  • PG , 1 hr 42 min
  • Action/Adventure
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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while there's little sexuality and no foul language on display, there's a lot of old-fashioned violence: no blood, but lots of characters are hanged, extorted, skewered with swords and arrows, and generally attacked. The film's villain is an effeminate simperer, pairing villainous deeds with stereotypically gay characteristics, which could in effect demonize both together.
  • Families can talk about how the film reflected what was happening in the world in 1938. It's a good opportunity to teach kids about allegories -- that is, stories that have both literal and symbolic meaning. Can viewers spot the allegories for issues at the forefront of World War II America, including labor unionism, the Holocaust, and the Great Depression? What does Robin Hood represent? Why is the idea of a resistance important?
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