The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 14: The Betrothal

Sir Richard of the Lea has lost a duel and is not indebted to Sir Blaise. The price from his defeat is 200 gold robles but he doesn’t even have 20. So a decision must be made, Lady Leonia believes its time to marry off her son Claude to Gladys to get the dowry that would be owed. Of course its a question of whether Gladys, the young lady of marrying age, and her father actually will want the marriage to happen. Sir Richard gets the outlaws to portray important knights to show young Claudes’ strength and importance even though he is naturally a bumbler. Time is running out as Sir Blaise has come to the castle to claim his prize but the Outlaws have a trick up their sleeve but not without a fight.

Personal Synopsis

 A whimsical episode of love, debt and sword fights.When Sir Richard becomes indebted he is forced to find a way to pay the debt back. Naturally by gaining a dowry from a rich merchant with a lovely young daughter. This tale comes out as a tale of a more independent and savy young lady who wishes to pick her husband and not be forced into a marriage with the “tough guy”. This episode is fun to watch as the bumbling Claude tries to hold up against Robin and the Outlaws and then the two real knights as he hold his own in his own way. Good story , good screenwriting.

Original Air-Date:  26 December 1955

Directed by Ralph Smart

Written by Paul Symonds

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sir Richard of the Lea- Ian Hunter

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Lady Leonia- Patricia Burke

Little John- Rufus Cruikshank

Sir Claude- Philip Guard

Gladys- Jennifer Jayne

Hugh the Mercer- Charles Lloyd Pack

Sir Blaise- John Dearth

Sir Miles- Charles Stapley

Knight- Paul Connell

Richard’s Herald- Willoughby Gray

Musician- Arthur Skinner

Outlaw- Gabriel Toyne

Outlaw- Victor Woolf

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

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