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Robin and Marian (1976)

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Director:

Richard Lester

Writer:

James Goldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Robin Hood
Audrey Hepburn ... Maid Marian
Robert Shaw ... Sheriff of Nottingham
Richard Harris ... Richard the Lionheart / King Richard
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
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Storyline

It is twenty years after Robin Hood's heroics against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Since then, Robin (Sir Sean Connery) has spent all his time outside of England, fighting as Richard the Lionheart's right-hand man in the Crusades and in France. His only connection to his past life in Sherwood Forest is his faithful companion, Little John (Nicol Williamson). However, Richard the Lionheart is now dead and a war-weary, middle-aged Robin decides to return to England. His first priority: rekindle his relationship with Maid Marian (Audrey Hepburn). However, if he figured on a peaceful life, he didn't bargain on the machinations of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Robert Shaw) and King John (Sir Ian Holm). Written by grantss

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Robin Hood See more »

Filming Locations:

Artajona, Navarra, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Harris agreed to play the cameo role of King Richard the Lionheart as a favor to Sir Sean Connery, whom he had befriended while filming The Molly Maguires (1970). Connery made a cameo appearance as King Richard the Lionheart in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). See more »

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When the coast and ocean are visible, there are modern boats off shore. See more »

Quotes

Sir Ranulf: [impatient that Robin hasn't appeared] He'll never come.
Sheriff of Nottingham: I know him. He's a little bit in love with death. He flirts; he teases. I can wait.
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Version of Robin Hood: Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (1984) See more »

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Dawn
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Music by Graham Garton
Lyrics by J.R. Heron
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undying love
27 October 2004 | by mroselliSee all my reviews

I was so happy to notice that the overwhelming majority of reviews for this film was positive. I have always regarded Robin and Marian as an under-rated classic. In it we have two major film actors at their best in legendary roles with a different spin: Robin and Marian, famed medieval lovers, separated for many years, then reunited in middle age. Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn perfectly embody these roles with a depth of realism. They take these mythical figures and make them live. Marian was the perfect role for the 46 year old Hepburn to portray, and no doubt it was the quality of the script and the fascinating premise of the story which were able to lure her back to the silver screen after a nine-year absence. (Unfortunately none of her subsequent film roles were of this caliber.) The supporting cast is solid, a real ensemble of some of the greatest British actors. Richard Lester's direction is masterful. The screenplay brings great romance and irony to the relationship of Robin and Marian. The cinematography is beautiful without painting the tragic nature of the tale in rosy hue. The music of John Barry, as is always the case, wonderfully accompanies every mood and moment of the story.


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