Italian explorer rescues the daughter of the Mongol leader Kublai Khan, meets a hermit who has invented gunpowder and builds a cannon.
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Marco Polo II (1962)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Alain Delon, Dorothy Dandridge, Michel Simon
Marco Polo (1982–1983)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.

Stars: Ken Marshall, Denholm Elliott, Tony Vogel
Marco Polo (TV Movie 2007)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The series follows the adventures and discoveries of the Venetian, Marco Polo.

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Ian Somerhalder, BD Wong, Desiree Siahaan
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Forester, a ruthless oil baron, wants to create a war between the native American tribes and the white men. Old Shatterhand, Winnetou and their sidekick Castlepool try to prevent this.

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Lex Barker, Pierre Brice, Anthony Steel
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Four friends learn kung fu to avenge the death of their friend against the manchus.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Sheng Fu, Kuan-Chun Chi, Szu Shih
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Renegades trying to get the army to abandon their fort get the Indians addicted to whiskey, then convince them to attack and drive out the soldiers.

Director: Hugo Fregonese
Stars: Lex Barker, Pierre Brice, Daliah Lavi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A bank employee utilizes a legal loophole to conduct the perfect crime, planning to reap the rewards of his embezzlement following a six-year prison sentence.

Director: Hugo Fregonese
Stars: Jorge Salcedo, Sebastián Chiola, Tito Alonso
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Biography | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Marco Polo travels from Venice to Peking, where he quickly discovers spaghetti and gunpowder and falls in love with the Emperor's daughter. The Emperor Kublai Khan is a kindly fellow, but ... See full summary »

Directors: Archie Mayo, John Cromwell
Stars: Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie, Basil Rathbone
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo on His Journeys to the Ends of the Earth

Director: George Erschbamer
Stars: Don Diamont, Oliver Reed, Jack Palance
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents.

Director: Sergio Leone
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Yôko Tani ...
Princess Amurroy
Camillo Pilotto ...
Grand Khan
Pierre Cressoy ...
Cuday
Michael Chow ...
Ciu-Lin
Tiny Yong ...
Tai-Au (as Thien-Huong)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Ammirata
Tonino Cianci
Paola Falchi
Angelo Galassi
Anna Maestri
Spartaco Nale
Ching Jen Pai
Roberto Paoletti
Edit

Storyline

Italian explorer rescues the daughter of the Mongol leader Kublai Khan, meets a hermit who has invented gunpowder and builds a cannon.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Mightiest adventurer of them all! See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

August 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'avventura di un italiano in Cina  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

With the massive exterior sets, lavish interior sets and a multitude of Asian extras left over from this production, Panda had writers Oreste Biancoli and Duccio Tessari fashion a sword-and-sandal/mythological muscleman epic, Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World (1961), placing hero Maciste in a Chinese setting. Genre specialist Riccardo Freda was brought in to direct, Gordon Scott was cast as Maciste (renamed "Samson" for the U.S. version) and Yôko Tani was kept on as the female lead. It became regarded as one of the better films of that genre. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Totò d'Arabia (1965) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
MARCO POLO (Hugo Fregonese and Piero Pierotti, 1961) **
3 July 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Colorful but lackluster peplum version (a measure of its clumsiness is the fact that a sarcastic narrator is heard intermittently during the film's initial stages, but after a while he's all but forgotten!), in which a good deal of the detail is identical to the equally fictitious 1938 film: Marco Polo falls for Kublai Khan's daughter, Khan's evil lieutenant - played to the hilt by Robert Hundar - is planning to usurp the throne and marry the princess himself, our hero befriends a band of rebels and leads them - in explosive fashion - into the city, etc. Still, it's not hard to see how Rory Calhoun here is even less suited to the requirements of the role, though he's even more of a ladies' man than Gary Cooper!

In itself, the film is harmless enough but since an even more elaborate (if no more successful) version - the star-studded MARCO THE MAGNIFICENT (1965) - was just behind the corner, this one feels quite redundant; that said, its vast Chinese settings were re-used later for Riccardo Freda's silly hybrid SAMSON AND THE SEVEN MIRACLES OF THE WORLD (1961)!


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?