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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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Kam Ling
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The Shah of Khwarezm
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Bortei (as Francoise Dorleac)
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Shan
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The Emperor of China
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Geen
Yvonne Mitchell ...
Katke
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Sengal
Kenneth Cope ...
Subodai
Roger Croucher ...
Kassar
Don Borisenko ...
Jebai
Patrick Holt ...
Kuchluk
Susanne Hsiao ...
Chin Yu (as Suzanne Hsaio)
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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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Only once in the furied history of adventure and conquest...did one man rule so vast an empire! See more »


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23 June 1965 (USA)  »

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

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$3,892 (USA) (22 February 2008)
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Claire Bloom was attached to this project at one point. See more »

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The Shah offers Jamuga both his daughters, but in Islam a man can't marry a woman and her close relative at same time. Plus a Muslim woman can't marry a pagan. See more »

Quotes

Bortei: [about Jamuga] As long as this man lives, none of his tribe will join with you. They can't! You know their laws. And our laws too.
Temujin, later Genghis Khan: Killing him would be an act of mercy.
Bortei: We're not talking of mercy, but of common sense!
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11 January 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to admit I didn't think this film was half as bad as I have been led to believe through negative reviews here on IMdB and elsewhere. So, if it isn't all bad ... I agree it isn't historically accurate but neither was Elizabeth and 100s of other 'historical' films. It is a bit leaden in places, true. Francoise Dorleac gets a bit tiresome although even she has her moments. The script may be a bit dodgy in places but looking at what we get in recent years ... I don't have a problem with Sharif in the title role at all - I thought he was fine. The 'Chinese' being Mason and Morley was distracting but even at their worst these two were always entertaining. Eli Wallach and Michael Hordern make interesting appearances. Even done on the cheap the film doesn't look bad and I enjoyed it better than, say, Demetrius and the Gladiators. And then there was cute Stephen Boyd if all else failed, always a pleasure to watch. Genghis Khan a turkey? Let's just say 'I've seen worse'.


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