• 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 Eloy 2023-09-19 11:54:41

      Has anyone ever said that Taylor, who debuted, looks like Vivien...

    • By Monserrat 2023-08-13 13:50:03

      Slightly boring, medieval dress always reminds me of where is wally... Handsome guys and beauties are eye-catching. But...why does Robert Taylor here always remind me of the hotel lobby manager played by Tim Curry in Home Alone 2 playing around in New...

    • By Dustin 2023-08-06 03:05:13

      In my mind, Ivan He is a thin young man with blond hair, not the dark-haired bearded uncle of Robert Taylor. The rebecca in my mind is beautiful and pretty and witty and brave, not this big vase like Elizabeth Taylor. In my mind, the scene where Evanhe fought the four knights in a row should be majestic and majestic, not like a pantomime. MGM is trying to use three stars to increase the popularity of the movie, damn...

    • By Green 2023-07-27 12:16:35

      The changes to the original work are not small, and a lot of long-winded places have been deleted, but some of the fun has also been lost. Both Taylors are so beautiful in the movie! !...

    • By Izabella 2023-07-05 09:11:36

      The most thankless problem with making films about ancient British subjects is the...

    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

    • Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert: Then lead us there. But mark you this - one false step and you'll sing a very different song, my friend.

      Ivanhoe: [not recognized as a minstrel] I have a song to sing to fit every occasion, sire.

      Sir Hugh De Bracy: He means he'll lop your head off, minstrel.

      Ivanhoe: Yes, sire, I know what he meant.

    • Isaac of York: Money takes fright where might conquers right.

    • Ivanhoe: [on removing Wamba's collar] There! May your next collar be no heavier than a pretty woman's arm.