Robin and Marian is a 1976 British-American romantic adventure period film directed by Richard Lester and written by James Goldman, based on the legend of Robin Hood. It stars Sean Connery as Robin Hood, Audrey Hepburn as Lady Marian, Nicol Williamson as Little John, Robert Shaw as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Richard Harris as Richard the Lionheart. It also features comedian Ronnie Barker in a rare film role as Friar Tuck. It was filmed in Zamora, Spain. The film marked Hepburn's return to the screen after an eight-year absence.
Runtime 1 hr 46 mins Release Date Mar 11th 1976
The film was generally given positive reviews by critics. Roger Ebert was positive towards Connery and Hepburn as Robin and Marian although he was uncertain about "history repeating itself" in regards to the plot. According to Ebert, "What prevents the movie from really losing its way, though, are the performances of Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn in the title roles. No matter what the director and the writer may think, Connery and Hepburn seem to have arrived at a tacit understanding between themselves about their characters. They glow. They really do seem in love. And they project as marvelously complex, fond, tender people; the passage of 20 years has given them grace and wisdom." He also approved of the cinematography of the film in comparison to early films of the genre noting that, "Lester photographs them with more restraint than he might have used 10 years ago. His active camera is replaced here by a visual tempo more suited to bittersweet nostalgia. He photographs Sherwood Forest and its characters with a nice off-hand realism that's better than the pretentious solemnity we sometimes get in historical pictures."
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1970s adventure films, 1970s romantic drama films, 1976 films, American adventure drama films, American films, American romantic drama films, British adventure films, British films, British romantic drama films, Columbia Pictures films, English-language films, Film scores by John Barry (composer), Films directed by Richard Lester, Films set in France, Films shot in Spain, Province of Zamora, Robin Hood films, Swashbuckler films
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