Ivanhoe 12/07/21

The Warner Archive Collection

Chivalry!  Vows of loyalty and honor!  Combat action that will impress today’s Marvel fans!  The violet eyes and super-damsel figure of Elizabeth Taylor!  MGM’s made-in-Merrie Olde England tale of Knights and knaves and forbidden love is yet another suits-of-armor sword-basher about ransoming King Richard from those European Union swine across the channel. Everything clicks, from Miklos Rozsa’s most stirring anthem to the righteous justice of the finale. And it’s restored from 3-strip Technicolor. Robert Taylor is terrific as the stalwart Ivanhoe, backed by Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Emlyn Williams, Robert Douglas, Finlay Currie, Felix Aylmer and Guy Rolfe. On Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.