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Ivanhoe (1952)

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

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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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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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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

During the fight scene in the dungeon, Cedric's costume clearly shows a zipper on the back. See more »

Quotes

Wamba: A cow jumped the moon, but a fool he jumps higher, from Wamba the serf, to Wamba the squire.
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Referenced in Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995) 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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What Hollywod's 'Golden Age' is all about.
6 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When audiences think of Hollywood's 'Golden Age', its movies like this one that sums up that concept. Gloriously garish Technicolour, beautiful sets and costumes that have nothing to do with historical accuracy, and a story that is so full of inaccuracies (both historical and compared to the novel) that it would be quite laughable if it wasn't so much fun. And that's what this movie is all about - good, clean fun and pure, 100% entertainment.

I'd like to mention something about the musical score. Miklos Rozsa was one of the great movie composers, and his score to this movie is truly great. No composer today could write a score so lush and full of beautiful melodies. Each of the main characters gets their own theme, and all themes are gorgeous, especially those written for Rowena and for Rebecca. Ivanhoe's theme, heard first over the main titles, is one of Rozsa's greatest pieces. In fact, its worth watching this movie and concentrating listening to the music rather than the dialogue.


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