Cavalcade of Archery (film #8 on Disc 2 of The Adventures of Robin Hood DVD (Warner Bros., 2003)). [Category: Hollywood]

This theatrical short from the 40s feature archer Harold Hill doing a bunch of trick shots, including shooting an arrow into the neck of a gourd, shooting into a neck of a bottle, and shooting and apple and a prune off the head of a William Tell impersonator. This is all done in beautiful Technicolor, with a couple of pretty assistants who get awfully close to the targets at times. This is mildly amusing, though it does have great title cards.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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