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    Does anyone know the name of the young actor who played the part of the Page Boy alongside Joan Rice as Maid Marian in Walt Disney's Story of Robin Hood (1952).



    He had a few lines in this scene but does not appear in the credits.



    Any ideas?

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    Richard Briers would have been 17.......

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    Face is familiar



    Could it be Brian Smith who was Ginger in It's Great To Be Young and played Taplow in The Browning Version







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    Certainly looks a bit like Brian Smith...............not sure about Richard Briars.



    Cheers Freddy and Penfold!

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    Looks like Brian Smith to me as well.

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    Apart from IMDb information, "born 24 December 1932, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK." Can anyone shed some more light on Brian Smith's biography?

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    I have found some information about Brian Smith who played the Page Boy in The Story Of Robin Hood (1952) at the following site - Walt Disney's Story Of Robin Hood: 09/01/2008 - 10/01/2008

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    I am still not convinced that it is Brian, and it isn't listed on his Imdb credits.

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    He looks a bit like Michael Coles, who would have been around 16:



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    Looks like Jamie Oliver's great acting uncle, Herbet ' Bouquet Garni' Oliver to me.

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    The link Billy Farmer posted certainly seems to confirm it was Brian Smith.



    name='billy farmer']I have found some information about Brian Smith who played the Page Boy in The Story Of Robin Hood (1952) at the following site - Walt Disney's Story Of Robin Hood: 09/01/2008 - 10/01/2008

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    name='ShirlGirl']The link Billy Farmer posted certainly seems to confirm it was Brian Smith.
    Isn't this a circularity? I suspect the blogger is also blondel......







    The page boy screams American actor to me.... he looks like one of those perfect, even faces that American Yearbooks excelled at in the Fifties..... a perfect Disney face. I'd be willing to bet he's even got great teeth, which no British child would have had in 1952......




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    Another reason why I don't believe it is Brian is that he is always credited, from his first film in 1950, and even when he he is listed 26th on the cast list, as a stable boy in Quentin Durward.

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    I don't think it's Brian, as his nose looks different to that of the page boy. Nevertheless, I can't help feeling that I've seen the page boy in another film made around that time besides The Story of Robin Hood.

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    Could it be James Kenney, who like Brian Smith was in The Yangtse Incident.



    I noticed that when Brian Smith played Ginger in It's Great To be Young he was actually 24 and a year later he was Boy Martin in The Yangtse Incident. A case of the Sally Thomsett syndrome.




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    Some pictures of Brian Smith in The Browning Version (1951) i hope these pictures can help confirm whether or not Brian Smith was the Page Boy in The Story Of Robin Hood.




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    Putting two of the images together, it does look like the same youth.

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    name='Freddy']Could it be James Kenney, who like Brian Smith was in The Yangtse Incident.



    I noticed that when Brian Smith played Ginger in It's Great To be Young he was actually 24 and a year later he was Boy Martin in The Yangtse Incident. A case of the Sally Thomsett syndrome.


    I know James Kenney's face well enough to know that it is defintely not him.

    Also, like Brian Smith he always got billing, he was sixth on the cast list in Captain Horation Hornblower, so not likely that he would be playing a bit part the following year.

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    ((Wades in with no real knowledge of Brian Smith's career ))



    I don't think he's the page boy - to me the page boy actor definitely looks fairer-haired or ginger with fair eyelashes and not like Brian Smith...

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    I agree that it is definately not James Kenny. However, on the Brian Smith billing debate, IMDb has him uncredited for Quentin Durward, an American financed film (as was Robin Hood).

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