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Ivanhoe -- Set in tumultuous 12th century England, Saxon knights do battle against the Norman invaders in an effort to free their kidnapped king. Starring Elizabeth Taylor, and Joan Fontaine.
Ivanhoe -- Trailer for this epic drama

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Noel Langley (screenplay)
Æneas MacKenzie (adaptation)
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Release Date:
20 February 1953 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(63 articles)
"Filth" Team Plan A New Take On "Ivanhoe"
 (From Dark Horizons. 20 February 2015, 7:57 AM, PST)

Filth Director To Tackle Ivanhoe
 (From Obsessed with Film. 19 February 2015, 1:21 PM, PST)

Irvine Welsh, Jon S. Baird Reteam To Adapt Walter Scott’s ‘Ivanhoe’
 (From Deadline. 19 February 2015, 11:39 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
A fascinating adventure movie See more (57 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Taylor ... Ivanhoe

Elizabeth Taylor ... Rebecca

Joan Fontaine ... Rowena

George Sanders ... De Bois-Guilbert
Emlyn Williams ... Wamba
Robert Douglas ... Sir Hugh De Bracy

Finlay Currie ... Cedric
Felix Aylmer ... Isaac
Francis De Wolff ... Front De Boeuf (also as Francis DeWolff)
Norman Wooland ... King Richard
Basil Sydney ... Waldemar Fitzurse
Harold Warrender ... Locksley
Patrick Holt ... Philip DeMalvoisin
Roderick Lovell ... Ralph DeVipont

Sebastian Cabot ... Clerk of Copmanhurst
John Ruddock ... Hundebert
Michael Brennan ... Baldwin
Megs Jenkins ... Servant to Isaac
Valentine Dyall ... Norman Guard
Lionel Harris ... Roger of Bermondsley
Carl Jaffe ... Austrian Monk

Guy Rolfe ... Prince John
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Benson ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Robert Brown ... Castle Guard Yelling 'Horseman Approaching from the South!' (uncredited)
Pamela Davis ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Pike ... Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Thorpe 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Noel Langley (screenplay)

Æneas MacKenzie (adaptation)

Marguerite Roberts  screenplay (originally uncredited)
Sir Walter Scott  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miklós Rózsa  (as Miklos Rozsa)
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Young (director of photography) (as F.A. Young)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Clarke (film editor)
 
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Junge 
 
Costume Design by
Roger K. Furse (costumes designed by) (as Roger Furse)
 
Makeup Department
Joan Johnstone .... hairdressing
Charles E. Parker .... makeup (as Charles Parker)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director (uncredited)
Cecil F. Ford .... second unit director (uncredited)
Brian Humphries .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Martin .... assistant director (uncredited)
Peter Price .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
A.W. Watkins .... recording director
 
Visual Effects by
Tom Howard .... photographic effects
 
Stunts
George Bruggeman .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Clegg .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Paddy Ryan .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeremy Taylor .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Body .... focus puller (uncredited)
Stephen Dade .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Skeets Kelly .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eugene Zador .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Eddie Frewin .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joan Bridge .... technicolor color consultant
Angela Martelli .... continuity (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
106 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:12 | Finland:K-12 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1952) | Norway:11 | Norway:7 (1953) | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1986) | USA:TV-G | USA:Approved (#15505) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | West Germany:12 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Robert Brown (Castle guard) would later play Gurth in the unrelated television series "Ivanhoe" (1958).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The opening credits feature a coat of arms of England supported on the dexter by a lion and an unicorn on the sinister. The unicorn from the arms of Scotland did not appear as a supporter of the arms of England until 1603, when the kingdoms of England and Scotland were united under King James I of England and VI of Scotland.See more »
Quotes:
Wamba:A cow jumped the moon, but a fool he jumps higher, from Wamba the serf, to Wamba the squire.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Song of IvanhoeSee more »

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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A fascinating adventure movie, 21 June 2000
Author: bd74 from USA

An engrossing movie about 12th century England. It has everything you would want to see in a movie about medieval Europe: knights, fair maidens, jousting tournaments, battles, and feuding crowns. Yet the movie is not boring in any way. I enjoyed every minute of it. The title character is an Anglo-Saxon knight who's on a mission to return the imprisoned king, Richard the Lionhearted, to his throne. Along the way, Ivanhoe encounters some obstacles that may endanger his own life and threaten the future of England. Everything about this movie is enchanting. The movie is very colorful, the score is outstanding, and it's exciting to watch the battle scenes. I really enjoyed seeing one of my favorite actors, George Sanders, playing yet another villain. It was also great to see the always ravishing Elizabeth Taylor (at a very young age), who plays a jewish maiden. I liked the way the movie demonstrated the persecution of jews living in England at the time, and how they were looked down upon in spite of the different ethnic groups that made up the English population. Above all, I really liked the ending--it was awesome. Interestingly, this movie (which is from 1952) is more entertaining than and not as theatrical as some of the historical dramas that were made AFTER this movie.

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