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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ivanhoe
... Rebecca
... Rowena
... De Bois-Guilbert
... Wamba
... Sir Hugh De Bracy
... Cedric
... Isaac
Francis De Wolff ... Front De Boeuf (as Francis DeWolff)
Norman Wooland ... King Richard
... Waldemar Fitzurse
Harold Warrender ... Locksley
... Philip DeMalvoisin
Roderick Lovell ... Ralph DeVipont
... 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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,842,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,642,440, 31 December 1952

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,729,920, 31 December 1952
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At the beginning of the film when Ivanhoe is looking for Richard I by singing until he finds the king, is historically accurate, with the exception that the singer was a minstrel called Blondel. When Leopold of Austria captured Richard I, Blondel went round all the castles singing Richard's favourite song. Supposedly Richard had co-written the song. When he heard Richard join in the chorus, he went home and told the Normans where Richard was. 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 »

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Narrator: In the 12th century, at the close of the third crusade to free the Holy Land, the Saxon knight called Wilfred of Ivanhoe undertook a private crusade of his own. England's warrior king Richard the Lionhearted had disappeared during his homeward march, vanishing without trace. His disappearance dealt a cruel blow to his unhappy country, already in turmoil from the bitter conflict between Saxons and Normans. And in time, most of his subjects came to mourn him as dead. But Ivanhoe's ...
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Version of Ivanhoe (1982) 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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What Hollywod's 'Golden Age' is all about.
6 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

When audiences think of Hollywood's 'Golden Age', its movies like this one that sums up that concept. Gloriously garish Technicolour, beautiful sets and costumes that have nothing to do with historical accuracy, and a story that is so full of inaccuracies (both historical and compared to the novel) that it would be quite laughable if it wasn't so much fun. And that's what this movie is all about - good, clean fun and pure, 100% entertainment.

I'd like to mention something about the musical score. Miklos Rozsa was one of the great movie composers, and his score to this movie is truly great. No composer today could write a score so lush and full of beautiful melodies. Each of the main characters gets their own theme, and all themes are gorgeous, especially those written for Rowena and for Rebecca. Ivanhoe's theme, heard first over the main titles, is one of Rozsa's greatest pieces. In fact, its worth watching this movie and concentrating listening to the music rather than the dialogue.


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