Ivanhoe Overview:

Ivanhoe (1952) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyF. A. YoungNominated
Best Music - ScoringMiklos RozsaNominated
Best PicturePandro S. Berman, ProducerNominated
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The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Ivanhoe

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We’ve been doing a rather casual retrospective on the films of George Sanders and as part of the series, we thought it would be fitting to highlight three more of his performances. They run the gamut of literary adaptations, fantasy romances, and medieval yarns. Sanders remains his incorrigibl... Read full article


Ivanhoe ( 1952 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 13, 2018 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Sir Walter Scott's 1819 epic medieval novel "Ivanhoe" was brought to the big screen in 1952 as a gorgeous Technicolor adaptation released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. Like many medieval films of the era, it combined romance, drama, and a good deal of swordplay into an adventure-packed 100-mi... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: IVANHOE (1952)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 19, 2016 From Virtual Virago

Adapted from the novel by Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe (1952) makes a perfect companion to The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Both are rousing Technicolor adventures set during the days of King Richard the Lionheart, and Robin even plays a critical part in the later story. Robert Taylor might lack th... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: IVANHOE (1952)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 19, 2016 From Virtual Virago

Adapted from the novel by Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe (1952) makes a perfect companion to The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Both are rousing Technicolor adventures set during the days of King Richard the Lionheart, and Robin even plays a critical part in the later story. Robert Taylor might lack th... Read full article


Ivanhoe (1952)

By Beatrice on Sep 13, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Ivanhoe Directed by Richard Thorpe Written by Noel Langley and Marguerite Roberts; adapted by Aeneas MacKenzie from the novel by Sir Walter Scott 1952/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental This has all the makings of a blockbuster – big stars, pageantry, and mortal knightly... Read full article


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Quotes from

Rebecca: I love you - and I must not feel it - yet Ivanhoe I love you, with all the longing in this lonely world.


Rebecca: My heart is breaking, Father.
Isaac of York: My heart broke long ago. But it serves me still.


Ivanhoe: Hold my Lords!
Ivanhoe: I Wilfred of Ivanhoe, do challenge the judgment of this tribunal. In the name of the accused, I demand that her guilt or innocence be determined in the eyes of God by wager of battle.


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Released in the summer of 1952, Ivanhoe was MGM's highest grossing film for the year and one of the top four moneymakers of 1952, grossing over $6.2 million. The film had taken in $1,310,590 at the box office in thirty-nine days of limited release, setting a record for an MGM film. According to the Motion Picture Almanac, the film was the second highest-grossing film of 1952, taking in more than $7,000,000 at the box office.
Scriptwriter Marguerite Roberts was a member of the American Communist Party and in 1951 she was ordered to appear before the House of Un-American Activities Committee. Roberts and her husband John Sanford refused to name fellow members of the party and were both blacklisted. MGM received permission from the SWG (Screen Writer's Guild) to remove Roberts' name from the film after she refused to testify before HUAC.
Elizabeth Taylor considered herself to be miscast as Rebecca, and during filming there was talk of replacing her with Deborah Kerr, Robert Taylor's co-star from Quo Vadis.
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