- Mar 2007
Another vote for Robin and Marian, with Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris, Nicole Williamson, Ian Holm, etc. Fabulous film.
Robin and Marian with Connery as an aging Robin Hood and Audrey Hepburn as an aging Maid Marian is my favorite movie in the genre.
What I like about it is that Robin is not the invincible hero of his youth. The same with Robert Shaw as the Sheriff. During their duel scene the two of them pretty much collapse from exhaustion.
The last scene is one of the most romantic I've ever seen. As Robin and Marian are dying, Robin shoots an arrow out a window and tells Little John to bury them where it lands.
The movie was directed by Richard Lester, the same guy who did The Three Musketeers Parts I and II, starring Michael York, Oliver Reed, Charlton Heston and Raquel Welch. Like Lester's Musketeer films, Robin and Marian contains a lot of nice, humorous touches.
The opening scene is a classic. Richard the Lionheart is sieging a city and watching his men load a catapult. Throughout the opening the men struggle to load the machine and arm it. After a long process, when they go to fire it, the rock goes all of 2 feet. The movie is filled with droll scenes like that, that are guaranteed to make you smile.