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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.
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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)

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A short anecdote on the making of this film See more (56 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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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:
Elizabeth Taylor considered herself to be miscast as Rebecca, and during filming there was talk of replacing her with Deborah Kerr, Robert Taylor's co-star from Quo Vadis (1951).See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: In the final sequence, apparently Cedric is able to go to Austria and the king is able to reach England in the same time as it takes for Ivanhoe to ride to the court, perhaps a few days. (In fact, when Ivanhoe announces Rebecca's location to her father, he states Isaac has 40 days to ransom her or she will be tried as a witch. The trial takes place after the 40 days have expired and the combat at Ashby is held 3 days later, giving Cedric at least 43 days to reach Austria, ransom Richard, and return to England.)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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Soundtrack:
The Song of IvanhoeSee more »

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28 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
A short anecdote on the making of this film, 28 November 2004
Author: ed.bishop from London, England

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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