Ivanhoe, 1952, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Monday, February 27 at 3:45 p.m. est.
Ivanhoe was one of the most successful films of the year and brought in over $10 million at the box office, about $89,823,018.87 in 2015.
Wonderful movie! This film is an exciting adventure-romance which never once loses its pace or feel. Robert Taylor brings depth to a potentially dull lead character. Jean Fontaine is great as his love, the Lady Rowenna. Elizabeth Taylor, though, steals the show with her stunning portrayal of Rebecca of York! This film has aged very well and shows first-hand to a young generation just why Elizabeth Taylor was such a star.
Although this film is an extremely enjoyable adventure, it also has the guts to tackle some complicated issues and resolve them in a very non-Hollywood fashion. As Ivanhoe feels his love for the beautiful Rebecca grow will he defy convention and pursue the lovely Jewish girl or remain with the safe charms of the blond, Anglo-Saxon Rowena? The answer is intelligently handled and surprising. This film is one of the greatest examples of the classic adventure. Review by David Arbury for the IMDB
Here are a few behind the scenes photos:
Aren’t you wonderful..sending these reminders! thanks again..susan
Ivanhoe is an amazing movie! I never expected it to be as successful as it was, and I’m glad it did. The only thing I could say that could make it better is that it didn’t shy away from hard topics or controversy. I think that was a strength of the film for me.
I first saw Ivanhoe in a theater when I was very young. I was disappointed that Ivanhoe didn’t marry Rebecca but my mother explained to me that it couldn’t happen back then. Thanks for writing. Judith