• 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 Kamryn 2023-02-11 14:39:41

      Not as good-looking, not as good-looking as the original, but Elizabeth Taylor is more...

    • By Kacey 2023-02-06 13:26:42

      Taylor is...

    • By Gabe 2023-01-29 00:58:06

      Nineteen-year-old Taylor is so beautiful and bright! Slim body, beautiful eyes, and comes with a beauty filter. The Jewish girl Rebecca's delicate and strong temperament can arouse a man's desire to protect too much, and it is too much to make men dare not underestimate her. No wonder Gilbert fell in love with her at first sight, and was even willing to give up his reputation to concede defeat to Ivanhoe, as long as she was willing to go with him. And beauties love heroes, and Rebecca already...

    • By Flavio 2023-01-27 00:52:01

      Two rice girls and one brother-in-law. Why is the Lionheart so...

    • By Winona 2023-01-26 06:40:39

      "It's all the fault of fate, I fell in love with you, but you love Ai Fanhe." Compared with the original work, the main line has not changed, and all the details have been reconstructed, highlighting Ai Fanhe and weakening Gilber , Lionheart, and did not even let the leader of the archers assisting the siege reveal that his true identity is Robin...

    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

    • Wamba: Sir Ivanhoe, I heard an old bear and a young bear growling. Which is the one who would leave the den?

      Ivanhoe: The young bear Wamba

      Wamba: Alone?

      Ivanhoe: Alone

      Wamba: No sire, I will go with you. My servant's collar and all.

      Ivanhoe: Is your heart not here with the Lady Rowena?

      Wamba: No sire. My heart is in there with yours

      [touches Ivanhoe's chest]

      Ivanhoe: Then henceforth you shall be my Squire, Wamba.

      Wamba: Squire? Squire Wamba. Wamba the Squire. Why if it weren't this I'd be a gentleman

      [feels his servant's collar]

      Wamba: .

      Ivanhoe: We'll have that collar off as soon as we're away from here.

    • Sir Hugh De Bracy: If you can tear your eyes from your light of love Guibert, this black knight's tricks bare watching

      [noting Guilbert staring at Rebecca]

      Sir Hugh De Bracy: .

      Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert: I have been watching. He swings his shield low, levels at the head, but drops point before shot. I swear I've met these methods once before, but where?

    • Sir Hugh De Bracy: These glades go on forever. I hope we find shelter before nightfall, Boid-Guilbert.

      Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert: What do you fear De Bracy, Saxon hobgoblins?

      Sir Hugh De Bracy: No, a Saxon arrow in the small of my back. I wager there's a cutthroat behind every tree.

      Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert: Aye, and soon they'll be hanging from them.

      Sir Hugh De Bracy: Unless we are.