Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He finds England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being ... See full summary »
In 1796, Captain George Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor.
A rich, young beauty, Louise Durant, follows the man she loves and hopes to marry to Zurich where he studies violin at the conservatory. A piano student at the conservatory falls madly in ... See full summary »
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 <email@example.com>
At the beginning of the film when Ivanhoe is looking for Richard I by singing until he finds the king, is historically accurate, with the exception that the singer was a minstrel called Blondel. When Leopold of Austria captured Richard I, Blondel went round all the castles singing Richard's favourite song. Supposedly Richard had co-written the song. When he heard Richard join in the chorus, he went home and told the Normans where Richard was. See more »
(at around 1h 20 mins) During a castle battle scene, one of the hooded soldiers falls into the water. As he does, he grabs his hood that has fallen off and pulls it back onto his head. See more »
A gentleman at last, and my first task is to steal a horse!
See more »
I can't comment on the film as an adaption but I did find that it was quite entertaining standing alone. Some have criticized Robert Taylor for being too stiff, but I found him to be suitably formal and chivalrous. Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Fontaine both provided ample glamour and grace to their roles. They are also both very photogenic to say the least. The performance of George Sanders intrigued me the most. Though a villain, he actually became more sympathetic to me as the movie progressed. The relationship of the four major characters was what kept me interested. Although I am sure it took careful planning and execution (and a lot of extras) to stage the fight scenes, I actually thought they were quite perfunctory. Solid if not spectacular, 7/10.
36 of 43 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?