Robert Taylor enjoyed making Ivanhoe. He told Hedda Hopper:
“It went very well. It was the most pleasant picture I’ve ever made over there [England]. Dick Thorpe, who directed is fast and efficient. We really worked. There was no nonsense. We didn’t just sit around.”
He also denied to Hopper that he had taken out Elizabeth Taylor or Joan Fontaine (“definitely not”) when making the film. (Charles Tranberg, Robert Taylor a Biography, BearManor Media, 2011, page 242.)
Rogue Cop 1954
Janet Leigh recalled working with Taylor fondly. “My swan song was not too memorable, she wrote in her autobiography,” except that Rogue Cop paired me with Robert Taylor. He was a beautiful man, always modest and self effacing.” Bob was delighted with his part in Rogue Cop. “I finally got back into a blue suit,” he quipped at the time. “It’s much more comfortable than a suit of armor, believe me.” Tranberg, page 267.)
Left to right: Having a cuppa with George Raft and Janet Leigh; Playing the piano as Janet Leigh sings and Steve Forrest who played Mr. Taylor’s younger brother in the film, plays the guitar; showing George Raft how to use the camera; being photographed as he studies his script.