Ivanhoe (1952)

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A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emlyn Williams ...
Robert Douglas ...
Felix Aylmer ...
Francis De Wolff ...
Front De Boeuf (as Francis DeWolff)
Norman Wooland ...
Basil Sydney ...
Harold Warrender ...
Patrick Holt ...
Roderick Lovell ...
Ralph DeVipont
Clerk of Copmanhurst


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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At last on the screen ! Biggest spectacle since Quo Vadis. See more »


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Release Date:

20 February 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe  »

Box Office


$3,842,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The character originally called Maurice de Bracy in Scott's novel is called Hugh de Bracy in this screen version. 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 »


King Richard the Lionhearted: Before me kneels a nation divided - rise as one man, and that one, for England!
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Version of Ivanhoe (1997) See more »


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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A short anecdote on the making of this film
28 November 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

It was in this film that the legendary stuntman, Paddy Ryan, did a spectacular fall into an amazingly small amount of water. I started working in the UK in 1960 and there was still talk among casts and crews of Paddy's famous fall. I met Paddy a few times and asked him about the stunt dive. He said it was no big deal. He remembered being asked by some publicist why he did such dangerous things. He replied that he looked down from the great height, imagined he saw his pay check lying there, and took off! I suggested that he should write his memoirs. He said he had started and had spent a long time writing it all out by hand and had almost finished when his manuscript was stolen from, if I remember correctly, his car. He said he was too fed up to sit down and do it all again. What a loss!

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