Ivanhoe | 1981
Expansive fifth filming of the Sir Walter Scott classic novel dealing with the adventures of a chivalrous 12th century Saxon knight and the two women in his life, Lady Rowena and the Jewish girl, Rebecca. Anthony Andrews, newcomer Lysette Anthony, and Olivia Hussey play the roles taken in the 1952 version by Robert Taylor, Joan Fontaine and Elizabeth Taylor. There also had been two separate British TV series based on "Ivanhoe": in 1956 (with Roger Moore) and in 1971. There additionally was an hour-long animated production of it from Australia that was shown in the U.S. in 1975.