Robin And Marian (1976)

RICHARD LESTER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  , .  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by . Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery and Nicol Williamson in Robin and Marian.

The fables of Robin Hood are told somewhat differently in this wonderful film. Sean Connery plays the aging nobleman who comes home from fighting the crusades a tired and beaten man. What he finds is a country oppressed by the evil King John (Ian Holm), who has taken advantage of the apparent insanity of his brother Richard (Richard Harris) to terrorize the people of England. When Robin realizes that the Sheriff Of Nottingham (Robert Shaw) is up to no good in the name of John’s lust for money and power, he decides to band together some not-so-merry but tough men (and women) and fight back. Of course, he also reunites with his lady love Marian (a luminous Audrey Hepburn), but in the years spent waiting for him she has committed herself to a nunnery and isn’t quite the same woman he left behind so many years before. If not for the cast alone, this one’s high-toned spirit of adventure makes it a must-see.

One thought on “Robin And Marian (1976)

  1. Best moment is when Connery is asked about the atrocities committed by Richard’s forces during the crusades. Connery gives a grim description. Hepburn asks why Connery followed him in that case. Connery just looks puzzled and says “he wosh my king”?

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