Robin and Marian

Robin and Marian

Director: Richard Lester Cast: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw


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Though the story told in Robin and Marian is unfamiliar to most audiences, it is actually quite faithful to several of the ancient Robin Hood legends. During the Crusades, Robin (Sean Connery) is still loyal to King Richard the Lionheart (Richard Harris), but even he has trouble adjusting to the monarch's ever-increasing paranoia and lunacy. After Richard's death, Robin returns to England, his first visit to his home turf in 20 years. He looks up his beloved Maid Marian (Audrey Hepburn, last seen in 1967's Wait Until Dark), who is now a middle-aged nun. No sooner do Robin and Marian renew their relationship than the aging Merry Men demand Robin's services in thwarting their old foe, the Sheriff of Nottingham (Robert Shaw). Marian is aghast that the long-standing feud between Robin and the sheriff threatens to expand into wholesale bloodshed. The two venerable enemies agree to one last mano a mano battle -- only to watch helplessly as the all-out war they'd tried to avoid commences anyway. Both the tragic climax and Robin's last, defiant arrow shot are drawn directly from authentic Robin Hood ballads of the 14th and 15th centuries.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2018
UPC: 0043396546301
Original Release: 1976
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Mod
Region Code: ABC
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 18,030

Special Features

Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Connery Robin Hood
Audrey Hepburn Maid Marian
Robert Shaw Sheriff of Nottingham
Richard Harris Richard I the Lionheart
Nicol Williamson Little John
Denholm Elliott Will Scarlett
Kenneth Haigh Sir Ranulf
Ronnie Barker Friar Tuck
Ian Holm King John
Bill Maynard Mercadier
Esmond Knight Old Defender
Veronica Quilligan Sister Mary
Peter Butterworth Surgeon
John Barrett Jack
Kenneth Cranham Jack's Apprentice
Victoria Abril Queen Isabella
Montserrat Julio 1st Sister
Margarita Minguillon 3rd Sister

Technical Credits
Richard Lester Director
John Barry Score Composer
Yvonne Blake Costumes/Costume Designer
Roy Charman Sound/Sound Designer
Eddie Fowlie Special Effects
James Goldman Screenwriter
William Hobbs Stunts
Gerry Humphreys Sound/Sound Designer
Ian McKay Stunts
Denis O'Dell Producer
Joaquin Parra Stunts
Gil Parrondo Art Director
Miguel Pedregosa Stunts
José Lopez Rodero Asst. Director
José Antonio Sanchez Makeup
Mary Selway Casting
Richard Shepherd Executive Producer
John Victor Smith Editor
Ray Stark Producer
David Watkin Cinematographer

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This enjoyable film focuses on the later years of the legendary Robin Hood (Sean) and his lost love, Maid Marian(Audrey). Both are excellent in their roles as star-crossed lovers reunited with a substantial twist at the end. Director Richard Lester provides a dirty, realistic, if sometimes comical vision of the 12th Century. It is this humor that provides some of the realistic quality to this magical film. Battle scenes are brutal and bloody as would have been the case when two men are trying to butcher each other with swords, but there is no gratuitous bloodshed or extremely graphic violence. The interplay beween Little John (Nicol Williamson) and Robin and Marian is excellent. Robert Shaw plays a great Sheriff of Nottingham whose relationship with Robin is nothing like the Errol Flynn/Basil Rathbone original, adding an extra dimension to the film. I truly enjoyed this movie from an action standpoint as well as costuming and weapons. The score is both beautiful and compelling. Despite a few shortcomings it is a wonderful love story with excellent sword fighting. What more could enyone want?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Strange plot and theme for a medieval hero such as Robin Hood. Heroic effort at coming up with such as story but it just falls flat. In this rendition of the legendary fable, Robin Hood (Connery) returns to England to meet with Marion (Hepburn) and soon realizes that he's just out of tune with the times; Marion is the cataclysm that makes him accept the final conclusion that he's all washed up, old, and without much fighting left in him: just enough breath for one final effort. The ending is ludicrous for a period obsessed with Christian values; their actions amounting to a cardinal sin with no offer of salvation. The film's high point is the great cast with Nicol Williamson (Merlin in Excalibur) playing Little John and Richard Harris playing Richard The Lion Hearted. Despite these qualities, the script is unimpressive and the dialogue is slow. The music seems to add to the slumber. Two old geezers reminiscing about the good old days; a real yawner. I find it doubtful that peoples of the 12th Century had even time to contemplate getting old; life back then being so nasty, brutish, and short, they usually died before thoughts of age ever crossed their minds. I wouldn't recommend owning this one. Rent it to satiate your curiosity and then,if you're still awake at the end, decide if it's worth owning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film includes two long-time favorites, Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn as Robin and Marian. A beautiful love story, albeit sad, it adheres to the legends written of Robin Hood. Definitely recommend a box of tissues when viewing this great movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago