Robin and Marian (1976)
Love is the greatest adventure of all.
|The legend of Robin Hood continues with Oscar winners Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn in this high-spirited adventure. Many years have passed since Robin (Connery) led the fight for the poor people of Nottingham. Now, he and Little John return from the Crusades under the command of King Richard the Lionhearted (Richard Harris). But when Richard is accidentally slain, the mad King John assumes the throne, and Robin regroups the members of his of Sherwood Forest band. When the King orders the Sheriff of Nottingham (Robert Shaw), Robin's old nemesis, to remove the clergy from the countryside, Robin moves swiftly into action. He rescues Maid Marian (Hepburn), his erstwhile love who has since become a nun, and their old flame is rekindled. But the rivalry between Robin and the Sheriff is also renewed, and now they must prepare for their final confrontation.|
Editor's NoteThis romantic epic takes a bittersweet look at Robin Hood and Maid Marian in their later years. After King Richard's death in the Holy Land, Robin Hood (Sean Connery) and his trusty companion Little John finally return home to England. Despite his two-decade absence, Robin immediately determines to find his long-lost love, Maid Marian (Audrey Hepburn). He discovers her in a convent, where she retired after waiting fruitlessly for him to return from the Crusades. Now she is comfortably settled there as the Mother Superior, and does not fully welcome Robin's return. But she has not quite forgotten her feelings for him, either...Unfortunately, past rivalries die hard, too, and the middle-aged swashbuckler also finds himself drawn into a war against his old nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Cast & Crew
|Yvonne Blake - Costume Designer|
|Richard Lester - Director|
|David Watkin - Director of Photography|
|John Victor-Smith - Editor|
|Ray Stark - Executive Producer|
|John Barry - Musical Score|
|Denis O'Dell - Producer|
|Richard Shepherd - Producer|
|Michael Stringer - Production Designer|
|James Goldman - Writer|
Plot SummaryA middle-aged Robin Hood returns to Sherwood Forest from the crusades, and is reunited with both his merry men and his former love, Maid Marian. When he crosses the path of his arch enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, a final showdown begins.