Robin and Marian

Robin and Marian

Richard Lester (1976)

102min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this gorgeous, masterly elegy for a vanished age, an older and disillusioned Robin Hood returns from the Crusades to find Sherwood empty of outlaws, Marian in a nunnery and the Sheriff of Nottingham still fiddling the books. James Goldman's script has a wonderful way with satire and myth-mongering, while Richard Lester has the sharpest eye for historical detail. Audrey Hepburn was lured out of retirement to play Marian and she is exquisite, but it's Sean Connery's gruff, greybeard performance that ennobles rather than dominates the picture. Great support, too, from Robert Shaw's Sheriff and Ronnie Barker's perfectly judged "heavy relief" as Friar Tuck. What a pity it flopped at the box-office.

Summary

Legendary outlaw Robin Hood returns to England after the Crusades and goes in search of his beloved Marian, who is now an abbess, and crosses swords once again with old enemy the Sheriff of Nottingham. Medieval adventure, starring Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Nicol Williamson, Ronnie Barker, Denholm Elliott and Richard Harris.

Cast & Crew

Robin Hood Sean Connery
Maid Marian Audrey Hepburn
Sheriff of Nottingham Robert Shaw
King Richard Richard Harris
Little John Nicol Williamson
Will Scarlett Denholm Elliott
Sir Ranulf Kenneth Haigh
Friar Tuck Ronnie Barker
King John Ian Holm
Mercadier Bill Maynard
Old defender Esmond Knight
Sister Mary Veronica Quilligan
Surgeon Peter Butterworth
Director Richard Lester
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD
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