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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
 Who was considered for The Adventures of Robin Hood?

James Cagney
This film masterpiece was originally planned for the great Cagney.
Actor who got the part: Errol Flynn

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. was offered the part but turned it down because he didn't want to be seen as "aping" his father, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.(who starred in the blockbuster silent film "Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood" in 1922).
Actor who got the part: Errol Flynn

Guy Kibbee
Kibbee was the original choice to play the role of Friar Tuck.
Actor who got the part: Eugene Pallette

David Niven
Lost the role intended for him of "Will Scarlett" because he was vacationing in England.
Actor who got the part: Patric Knowles

Orson Welles
Orson Welles was offered the role of Friar Tuck or King Richard, but he turned them both down.



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