Ivanhoe (1952)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Castle-siege battle sequence – uncanny similarity to the Battle of Helm’s Deep.
2) Fast paced screenplay with less melodrama
3) Presence of RobinHood as a minor character.
4) Elizabeth Taylor as Rebecca – mesmerizing beauty

 

Cons –
1) King Richard the Lionhearted is only a side-show.

 
Quote –
“King Richard the Lionhearted: Before me kneels a nation divided – rise as one man, and that one, for England!”

Great Expectations (1946)

Great Expectations (1946)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR –1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Jean Simmons as young Estella
2) Martita Hunt as Miss Havisham
3) Finlay Currie as Abel

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
I realized that in becoming a gentleman, I had only succeeded in becoming a snob.