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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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Stuntman Paddy Ryan's fall from the battlements of a castle into the moat below became the stuff of legend amongst his stuntmen peers because it was so spectacular. See more »

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Characters are shown eating turkey during the feast in Ivanhoe's father's hall. Turkeys are indigenous to North America, and were not known in England in the 12th Century. See more »

Quotes

Minor Role: Milord, there is a stranger at your gate who begs shelter. He is a Jew who calls himself Isaac of York.
Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert: I share no roof with an infidel.
Wamba: Why not, sir knight? For every Jew you show me who's not a Christian, l'll show you a Christian who's not a Christian.
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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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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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