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Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, History | 20 February 1953 (USA)
A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

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Storyline

In the centre of this Walter Scott classic fiction inspired film the chivalrousness and the daring stand. Ivanhoe, the disowned knight join to the bravehearted and high-minded Robin Hood, the valiant of Forest Sherwood. They want King Richard to rule the kingdom instead of evil Prince John. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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The legend and loves of the greatest knight of all ! See more »


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20 February 1953 (USA)  »

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Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe  »

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$3,842,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Fontaine plays the romantic lead opposite Robert Taylor in this film, which involves the return of King Richard to the throne of England and features Robin Hood as a minor character. Fourteen years earlier Fontaine's sister Olivia de Havilland played the romantic lead opposite Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), a film set around similar events. See more »

Goofs

In the final sequence, apparently Cedric is able to go to Austria and the king is able to reach England in the same time as it takes for Ivanhoe to ride to the court, perhaps a few days. (In fact, when Ivanhoe announces Rebecca's location to her father, he states Isaac has 40 days to ransom her or she will be tried as a witch. The trial takes place after the 40 days have expired and the combat at Ashby is held 3 days later, giving Cedric at least 43 days to reach Austria, ransom Richard, and return to England.) See more »

Quotes

Wamba: A gentleman at last, and my first task is to steal a horse!
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Version of Ivanhoe (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Song of Ivanhoe
(1952) (uncredited)
Music by Miklós Rózsa
Lyrics by Marguerite Roberts
Sung by Robert Taylor and Norman Wooland
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The Tournament of the Black Lady
16 January 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I love this film, especially the jousting tournament scene. I think one of the reasons why it touched me so deeply because the tournament scene was based on 'The Tournament of the Black Lady' held by King James lV of Scotland in 1507 at Edinburgh Castle. He competed against five knights (whom he defeated) and presented himself in black armour to conceal his identity. His Queen of Love and Beauty was his African attendant, Ellen, whom he dedicated to the tournament to. Sir Walter Scott would have had this fresh in his mind when he was re-writing the Robin Hood story.


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