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Lights! Camera! Taxes! The IRS's Star Turn

By Suzanne Woolley and Ben Steverman - 2013-03-27T17:11:31Z

Photograph by Everett Collection

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'The Adventures of Robin Hood' (1938)

King Richard is taken captive while returning from the Crusades and held for ransom. His brother, the power-hungry Prince John, assumes control and raises taxes on the commoners, supposedly to pay the ransom. In reality, the money goes toward cementing Prince John's position on the throne. When Robin Hood (Errol Flynn) and his Merry Men capture a group of Normans transporting taxes through the forest, they "liberate" the money and swear to contribute it toward King Richard's ransom.

Tax takeaway: Levying heavy taxes on peasants is ignoble.