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Genghis Khan (1965)

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During the 13th century the shy Mongol boy Temujin becomes the fearless leader Genghis Khan who unites all Mongol tribes and conquers most of Asia, Europe and the Middle-East.



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Mostly fictionalized account of the life of Ghenghis Khan, the Mongol warlord whose 13th century armies conquered much of the known world. Named Temujin, he was taken prisoner by the rival warlord Jamuga and as punishment was forced to wear a large round wooden stock that severely restricted his movements. With the help of two supporters, the wise-man Geen and the strongman Sengal he manages to escape. He now begins his quest to unify all of the Mongol tribes. He faces great success but his old nemesis Jemuga keeps appearing at various times in his life leader to a final battle between the two. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

23 June 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dzingis-Kan  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,332 (USA) (22 February 2008)


$3,892 (USA) (22 February 2008)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Claire Bloom was attached to this project at one point. See more »


Not until the Qing or Manchu-dynasty (1644-1912) were Chinese men obliged to wear their hair in a pigtail as depicted in this movie. Before that they used to wear their long hair bound together in a knot on top of their head or under a (magistrate's) hat. See more »


Temujin, later Genghis Khan: No woman will be taken against her will.
Shan: But Lord, that's what women are for! And besides, the best have already been taken!
Temujin, later Genghis Khan: A wise man does not judge a horse by its saddle markings!
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Goofy tribute(?) to one of the most ruthless men in history
16 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this in years, but I remember it has some exciting battles, some good acting by Omar Sharif, Michael Hordern and Stephen Boyd, some great acting by James Mason and Robert Morley. I guessing that none of the actors were Mongolian or Chinese. Historically inaccurate, but kind of fun, sort of like some of Erroll Flynn's movies, like "The Charge of the Light Brigade". In recorded history, Genghis Khan was a murderous, merciless tyrant, not the idealist he's seen as in this picture, just wanting to unite all the tribes and live their lives out riding around on their horses not being bothered by the meddling Chinese. Even with all that said, it has some spectacular action and some interesting scenes that do have some historical veracity.

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