• Director: Richard Thorpe
  • Writer: Noel Langley,Æneas MacKenzie,Marguerite Roberts
  • Countries of origin: United Kingdom, United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: February 20, 1953
  • Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37 : 1
  • Also known as: Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe
  • Ivanhoe is an adventure film directed by Richard Tobey and starring Robert Taylor , Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Fontaine. It was released in the United States on July 31, 1952.
    The film is adapted from the British historical novelist Scott Scott's "Evanhoe", which tells the story of the knight Ivanhoe who made great achievements for the imprisoned King Richard to return to the country and regain power   .


    • Release date February 20, 1953
    • Filming locations MGM British Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK
    • Production companies Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

    Box office


    $3,842,000 (estimated)

    Movie reviews

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    • By Jeffry 2022-10-23 23:20:10


            After watching the movie, I have some questions which puzzle me. And I have read some books about chivalry to find the answer to these questions. Now I want to talk about the relationship between knights and wars, courtly love.
           (Knights and war) I really enjoy this movie, especially the scenes of battle. As a Chinese, their fighting-pattern really impressed me. Our ancients used swords or spears to fight each other, but they didn't. And I was really surprised at the way of...

    • By Libbie 2022-10-23 17:44:01

      Who's the knight?

           This is the story of a knight. Ivanhoe is loyal to Charlie the Lionheart, Ivanhoe is loyal to Princess Rowena, and Ivanhoe is loyal to Britain.
           The first crusade failed, King Charles was taken captive, and Prince John, the younger brother of King Charles, waited for an opportunity to usurp the throne. The Normans kissed John, the Anglians kissed Charlie, and the crisis was all over the place. As an outstanding representative of the Anglo people, Ivanhoe defeated five Norman...

    • By Telly 2022-10-23 09:37:10


      One of the masterpieces of British medieval knight movies, the plot depicts the confrontation between the Normans loyal to Prince John and the Saxons loyal to Richard the Lionheart. The Saxon hero Evanhoe worked hard to raise a ransom, hoping to redeem the captured Richard from the Normans, so he had a series of fierce fights with the villain Galiber. This film is adapted from Scott's best-selling book "Evan Ho". It is a leader in the epic films of Zeng Rong's struggle with TV. It is more...

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    • By Ofelia 2022-12-03 11:48:00

      After watching a piece that will be completely forgotten that night, even the mother who is obsessed with Korean dramas can't insist on watching it. . . Joan Fontaine and Taylor are a good match, and Robert Taylor is negligible. ....

    • By Adolf 2022-11-09 02:06:10

      On 7.2/10, Robert Taylor's performance was quite satisfactory. Several fencing scenes were exciting. At this time, Elizabeth was simply beautiful...

    • By Christophe 2022-10-23 18:47:02

      Two beauties on the same...

    • By Lukas 2022-10-23 14:36:39

      Epic + heroic beauty + red and white rose mode. The story is quite satisfactory, and the battle scenes are perfunctory. Why does Elizabeth Taylor always play the role of chasing after her so...

    • By Kacie 2022-10-23 10:46:19

      Fontaine is dazzling, Taylor is dazzling, one warm and one...

    Movie plot

    As the Third Crusade ends in Jerusalem in the 12th century AD, the Saxon knight Ivanhoe ( Robert Taylor ) travels through the countryside, from castle to castle, in search of his king, Richard the Lionheart ( Norman Wooland ) . The disappearance of the King of England was a cruel blow to his people, who were still troubled by the strife between the Saxons and the Normans. When Evangel arrived in Austria, he found Richard imprisoned in...
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    Much of the film deals with 12th-century politics, detailing not only the ongoing contempt between the Saxons and Normans, but also the prejudice against the Jews. In fact, so much of the interaction is centered on religious intolerance, negotiation, deal, ransom stalemate that when the main battle scene finally arrives, a flood of arrows, plumes of black smoke, makeshift bridges over the moat, Battering rams, countless corpses poured...
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    Movie quotes

    • Isaac of York: Let Richard promise this instead. Let him promise justice to each man, whether he be Saxon or Norman or Jew, for justice belongs to all men or it belongs to none.

      Ivanhoe: But that is a Christian teaching.

      Isaac of York: Strange as it may be, so we are taught it too.

      Ivanhoe: What you ask shall be done.

    • Ivanhoe: Do you love England so much?

      Rebecca: Does a prisoner love his prison?

    • Waldemar Fitzurse: And the maid Rebecca in your hands. A sorceress! Taught by a witch who was burned at the stake.

      Prince John: And you believe that nonsense?

      Waldemar Fitzurse: No, but your people shall. I think you have the spade with which to bury Richard at last.