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Swashbuckling star Robert Taylor stars with Academy Award winnerElizabeth Taylor in Sir Walter Scott's epic tale of medieval honor ,romance and chivalry--Ivanhoe. 1194. King Richard the Lion Hearted isbeing held for ransom by the King of Austria, and his evil brother,John, conspires to take the throne. But while Robin of Locksley fightsas Robin Hood, another man, Ivanhoe (Taylor), risks everything for hisking--and for the honor of Rebecca (Taylor), the woman he loves.]]>
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It was filmed in 1952 in radiant Technicolor when Hollywood was launching one hit after other, "Ivanhoe" passed with quite good marks.
I was a kid when it was released and saw it with undivided attention as most of my age-mates and parents.
I recently viewed the VHS version again and I am still fond of this film. Is it a great movie? No. Is it a good movie? It certainly is and fully entertaining!
Based on Sir Walter Scott well known novel is a rich mixture of history, romance and drama.
It narrates the adventures of Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a knight of Saxon origins, who has gone into the Crusades against his father's will.
He returned to England to raise funds in order to rescue his imprisoned King, Richard Lionhearted.
He founds the kingdom ruled by John Lackland, Richard's junior brother, who by no means will cooperate and more so will try to stop his intents.
From here on adventures follow with jousts, castle's sieges, rescue of the feeble, difficult romances, out-laws helping the knight, evil knights trying to kill our hero but to no avail.
You name it you have it!
It was directed by Richard Thorpe, an artisan with 186 films in his account. He has started directing movies in the silent period. He was very versatile, directed Johnny Weissmuller in four Tarzan's chapters.
Between 1951 till 1953 he delivered at least four successful movies: "The Great Caruso" (1951), "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1952), "Ivanhoe" (1952) and "The Knights of the Round Table" (1953). He retired in 1967.
The Taylors perform paramount. Robert gives the viewers one of his classic hero's portraits with skill and wit.Read more ›
After returning from the Crusades (the general consensus was that he croaked), the Saxon knight Wilfred of Ivanhoe (Taylor) finds the kingdom in a state of disrepair. The Normans, lead by the opportunistic Prince John (Rolfe), have assumed control of Mother England after the disappearance of King Richard (he actually got waylaid returning from The Crusades, and is now being held for ransom in Austria, which Prince John knows, but has decided not to pay up, keeping the whole affair on the QT).Read more ›
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Great story and memorable cast, but how could Ivanhoe Fall for the blonde when Elizabeth Taylor was also available? Just asking...Published 28 days ago by Carmen Aguilar
Loved it. A great classic story taken from a poem and made into a great movie of the era of Robin Hood.Published 3 months ago by Lee R R Perry
I ordered this for my writing class because we were reading the book. It was very helpful to be able to have an image for what I was reading. Read morePublished 3 months ago by L Howard
Another beautiful and colorful classic with great acting by Robert Taylor.Published 4 months ago by DK
old flick very entertaining - wish they made movies like this todayPublished 4 months ago by Mike C
This movie is just as good as you remember. The photography is excellent. The costumes are colorful and the armor is indeed shining. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Patrick L. Boyle
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