Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Anyone who knows the story of Robin Hood legend knows the basics of this film, and if you hated Kevin Costner's rendering of the legend, you'll enjoy Mel Brook's version all the more.

Take Airplane!, add a bit of Monty Python and spread thickly over Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. That'll give you and idea what Mel Brooks has created. This is one long start-to-finish running gag, with Mel's usual assortment of satire, puns, one-liners, and sight gags.

It's a pity the majority of Chase's work on this film was cut at the last moment, for Chase Masterson and Mel Brooks must truly be a winning combination. But alas, all we have left is a far too brief shot of Chase, whose remaining footage consists of a most memorably lascivious giggle then running offscreen.
(Who does one write to for a Director's Cut Edition?)

Principal Cast
Cary Elwes (Robin Hood)
Richard Lewis (Prince John)
Roger Rees (Sheriff of Rottingham)
Amy Yasbeck (Maid Marian)
Mel Brooks (Rabbi Tuckman)

Review by David Goudsward.

Credit: Chase Masterson - Giggling Court Lady 1993
105 minutes
Rated :PG-13
Available on DVD
NOTE: Patrick Stewart portrays King Richard in a cameo

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