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Ivanhoe (1982)

Wilfred of Ivanhoe (Anthony Andrews), a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He finds England under the reign of Prince John (Ronald ... See full summary »

Director:

Douglas Camfield

Writers:

John Gay, Walter Scott (novel) (as Sir Walter Scott)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mason ... Isaac of York
Anthony Andrews ... Wilfred of Ivanhoe
Sam Neill ... Brian de Bois-Guilbert
Michael Hordern ... Cedric
Olivia Hussey ... Rebecca
Lysette Anthony ... Lady Rowena
Julian Glover ... King Richard
George Innes ... Wamba
Ronald Pickup ... Prince John
John Rhys-Davies ... Front-de-Boeuf
David Robb ... Robin Hood
Stuart Wilson ... De Bracy
Michael Gothard ... Athelstane
Tony Haygarth ... Friar Tuck
Philip Locke ... Grand Master
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Wilfred of Ivanhoe (Anthony Andrews), a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He finds England under the reign of Prince John (Ronald Pickup) and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in the power-struggle for the throne of England. Will justice prevail and will all fair ladies in distress be rescued? Written by <dat92oma@ludat.lth.se>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ivanhoe See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Sweden, where it first aired on TV 1 on December 31, 1982, this movie's airing annually around Christmas and New Year has become a tradition. Sam Neill said in an interview that the Swedes are very rational, but once every year they go crazy because of this. See more »

Goofs

At the very end as Rebecca leaves the castle, we see the sea in the background. But York is inland. See more »

Quotes

Athelstone: I'll be drawn by wild horses before I consent to part from her.
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Version of Ivanhoe (1952) See more »

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Beats the 1952 version by several leagues
8 June 2005 | by PennyLANE77See all my reviews

If you have the chance, catch this splendid Ivanhoe remake on the tube or on VHS (it is a crying shame that this doesn't come on DVD, Amazon). It punches several well deserved holes in the tedious, pompous and dire 1952 version with the two Taylors, each performing worse than the other. Come on, Robert Taylor as Ivanhoe?? The 1952 film is clearly a case of a movie being made at the wrong time in Hollywood history.

Anyone questioning the acting capabilities of Anthony Andrews clearly hasn't seen Brideshead Revisited. He is a great, believable, and may I add, gorgeous Ivanhoe.

The film boasts a great, thought provoking script (which granted does take some liberties with the source material although much of the lovely dialog from Scott's book has found its way into the film), great performances (especialy by Neill, Mason and Hussey and the incomparable George Innes as Wamba) as well as beautiful production values and photography.

And, as an added bonus, it is a virtual babe fest (Wilson, Neill and Andrews are all at their physical prime here)!


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