Robin Hood (1912 film)

Robin Hood is a 1912 film made by Eclair Studios when it and many other early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based in Fort Lee, New Jersey at the beginning of the 20th century.[1][2][3] The film's costumes feature enormous versions of the familiar hats of Robin and his merry men, and uses the unusual effect of momentarily superimposing images different animals over each character to emphasize their good or evil qualities. The film was directed by Étienne Arnaud and Herbert Blaché, and written by Eustace Hale Ball. A restored copy of the 30-minute film exists and was exhibited in 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.[4]

Robin Hood
Scene from the film
Directed byÉtienne Arnaud
Herbert Blaché
Produced byÉclair American
Written byEustace Hale Ball
StarringRobert Frazer
Barbara Tennant
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
August 22, 1912 (United States)
Running time
30 minutes
CountryUnited States



  1. Koszarski, Richard (2004), Fort Lee: The Film Town, Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing -CIC srl, ISBN 0-86196-653-8
  2. "Studios and Films". Fort Lee Film Commission. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  3. Fort Lee Film Commission (2006), Fort Lee Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 0-7385-4501-5
  4. "Fort Lee: Early Film Capital". MoMA. January 2006. Retrieved 2011-05-31.

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