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Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, History | 20 February 1953 (USA)
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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20 February 1953 (USA)  »

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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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Released in the summer of 1952, Ivanhoe (1952) was MGM's highest grossing film for the year and one of the top four moneymakers of 1952, grossing over $6.2 million. The film had taken in $1,310,590 at the box office in thirty-nine days of limited release, setting a record for an MGM film. According to the Motion Picture Almanac, the film was the second highest-grossing film of 1952, taking in more than $7,000,000 at the box office. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Wamba: A gentleman at last, and my first task is to steal a horse!
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Referenced in Carnage (2011) 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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