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Director:
Writer:
Oscar Millard (written by)
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Release Date:
28 March 1956 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Surpasses anything ever filmed before! See more »
Plot:
Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Don't be so hard on it! See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Temujin, later Genghis Khan

Susan Hayward ... Bortai

Pedro Armendáriz ... Jamuga (as Pedro Armendariz)

Agnes Moorehead ... Hunlun

Thomas Gomez ... Wang Khan

John Hoyt ... Shaman

William Conrad ... Kasar

Ted de Corsia ... Kumlek
Leslie Bradley ... Targutai

Lee Van Cleef ... Chepei
Peter Mamakos ... Bogurchi
Leo Gordon ... Tartar Captain
Richard Loo ... Captain of Wang's guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Chieftain #2 (uncredited)
Phil Arnold ... Honest John (uncredited)
Gregg Barton ... Jalair (uncredited)
Lane Bradford ... Chieftain #4 (uncredited)

Larry Chance ... Tartar (uncredited)

Barrie Chase ... Dancer in Wang's Palace (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Tartar Guard Sounding Alarm (uncredited)
John George ... Drummer Boy (uncredited)
Jeanne Gerson ... Bortai's Slave Woman (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Subuya - Mongol Warrior (uncredited)
Michael Granger ... Chieftain #1 (uncredited)
Robert Hinkle ... Monk (uncredited)
David Hoffman ... Potter (uncredited)
Paul Hoffman ... Chieftain #3 (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... (uncredited)
Pat Lawler ... Wang Khan's Wife (uncredited)
Weaver Levy ... Mongol (uncredited)
Jarma Lewis ... Girl in Bath (uncredited)

Sylvia Lewis ... Solo Dancer (uncredited)
Pat McMahon ... Girl in Bath (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Scribe (uncredited)
Nolie Miller ... Temple Dancer (uncredited)
Norman S. Powell ... Mongol Guard (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Guard (uncredited)

George E. Stone ... Sibilant Sam (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Sorgan - Mongol Warrior (uncredited)

Patricia Tiernan ... Wang Khan's Wife (uncredited)
Carl Vernell ... Merkit Captain (uncredited)

Michael Wayne ... Mongol Guard (uncredited)

Patrick Wayne ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Dick Powell 
 
Writing credits
Oscar Millard (written by)

Produced by
Dick Powell .... producer
Richard Sokolove .... associate producer
Howard Hughes .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Victor Young 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle (director of photography)
William E. Snyder (director of photography) (as William Snyder)
Leo Tover (director of photography)
Harry J. Wild (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Ford 
Kennie Marstella 
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Al Orenbach (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera 
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Web Overlander .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward Killy .... assistant director
Cliff Lyons .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Walter Elliott .... sound effects
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Terry Kellum .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Hays .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Linwood G. Dunn .... photographic effects (as Linwood Dunn)
Albert Simpson .... photographic effects
 
Stunts
X Brands .... stunts (uncredited)
Roydon Clark .... stunts (uncredited)
John Daheim .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry A. Escalante .... stunts (uncredited)
Bernie Gozier .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Barlow Simpson .... stunts (uncredited)
Ray Spiker .... stunts (uncredited)
Norm Taylor .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill White Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne Wood .... costumes: men
Michael Woulfe .... costumes: Miss Hayward
 
Editorial Department
Stuart Gilmore .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... music supervisor
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
William J. Hole Jr. .... script supervisor (as William Hole Jr.)
Howard Hughes .... presenter
Robert Sidney .... choreographer
Ian Murray .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Barlow Simpson .... wrangler (uncredited)
Norm Taylor .... wrangler (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
111 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2004) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #17046) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
Howard Hughes' final motion picture project, ending his 30-year involvement with the film industry. Jet Pilot (1957), a film he produced in 1949, was not released until 1957.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Temujin throws a spear at a man in a stream, the wire guiding it is visible. The spear's trajectory is also wobbly.See more »
Quotes:
Bortai:The Conqueror? Mighty armies cannot stop him. But one touch of my lips... Yes, he captured me - but he cannot tame me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) (TV)See more »

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41 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Don't be so hard on it!, 10 December 2003
Author: bolsterbulwark from London, England

I know this is widely considered to be a great travesty of filmmaking, but its problems can be (and have been) over-stated. The costuming, direction, cinematography and choreography are all quite well done and it is surprisingly true to history. Most people can't get beyond the fact that John Wayne plays the title role of Genghis Khan and I admit that it is difficult, but the greatest problem is his accent, not his acting. He delivers his lines exactly as if he were in one of his Western classics and does not attempt a Mongolian accent. The dialogue is (contrary to the previous comments) not inappropriate, but when delivered by Wayne with his western twang, its does often sound comical. I suggest that the audience try to think of this film as just another cowboy movie and try not to take it so seriously. In the end, it is a thoroughly enjoyable film, and that is what matters. The lack of Asian actors is regrettable, but consistent for the era in which is was made.

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