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Ivanhoe (UK / USA, 1952)

Directed by Richard Thorpe. Cast: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Emlyn Williams. A vivid adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's classic tale set in England in the Middle Ages. The story follows one brave knight's attempt to restore Richard The Lion-Hearted to the throne stolen by his evil brother, Prince John. The action is full scale and vigorous, boasting some of the most spectacular fighting sequences ever filmed with authentic jousting scenes. 107 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Kilpi, Harri. "'When Knighthood Was in Flower': Ivanhoe in Austerity Britain." Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies, vol. 7, pp. (no pagination), February 2007 Full-text of this article / review is available:
Stubbs, Jonathan. "Hollywood's Middle Ages: The Development of Knights of the Round Table and Ivanhoe, 1935•8211;53." Exemplaria; Winter2009, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p398-417, 20pFull-text of this article / review is available:UCB users only