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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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Front De Boeuf (as Francis DeWolff)
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Ralph DeVipont
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Clerk of Copmanhurst
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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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20 February 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ivanhoe - Der schwarze Ritter  »

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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

Stewart Granger was originally announced for the lead role. See more »

Goofs

When he asks for an axe, Ivanhoe is handed a throwing axe, not a fighting axe. Fighting axes had long handles and very large blades; these were the weapons that real knights used when in very close combat. Throwing axes were for distance fighting and were carefully balanced for that very purpose. See more »

Quotes

Ivanhoe: Hold my Lords!
Ivanhoe: I Wilfred of Ivanhoe, do challenge the judgment of this tribunal. In the name of the accused, I demand that her guilt or innocence be determined in the eyes of God by wager of battle.
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Connections

Referenced in De familie Knots: Enge dingen (1981) 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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Thoroughly enjoyable
5 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film is a respectable adaptation of Scott's Waverley novel, full of passion and pageantry, knights templar and damsels fair. George Sanders makes a delicious villain Bois Gilbert. Robert Taylor's Hollywood accent seems a bit out of place, but the film is primarily visual and succeeds on a cinematographic level. The dramatic Elizabeth Taylor plays a sweet Rebecca.

Icon Joan Fontaine, looking here much like her sister Olivia De Havilland (of "Gone with the Wind" and "Robin Hood" fame), is a stately, refined Rowena. Tournaments, courtly love, and hand to hand combat abound. This is classic 50's epic drama at its best.


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