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Genghis Khan (1965)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History  |  23 June 1965 (USA)
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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
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Subodai
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Kassar
Don Borisenko ...
Jebai
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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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Conqueror Of The World's Mightiest Empire! See more »


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23 June 1965 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,892 (USA) (22 February 2008)
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70mm blow-up version released in West Germany. See more »

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

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Kam Ling: I come with a message from my master, the great Genghis Khan.
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28 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

As an user has pointed out ,this is the last of the spectaculars of the late fifties/early sixties which began with De Mille's "Ten Commandments" and included such works as "Ben Hur" ,"Spartacus " (which was more Kirk Douglas' work than Kubrik's ),the highly underrated "Cleopatra"(when will we see the uncut version?),Mann 's "El Cid" and "Fall of the Roman Empire" .

This is the last hurrah,but it's a bad film.James Mason and Robert Morley do not seem to take their roles seriously (as Chinese characters!!)and their playing is deliciously tongue-in-cheek.But all the others seem to believe in this far-fetched tale ,very dubious historically ,with Egyptian Omar Sharif as the lead who abducts pretty princess (French Françoise Dorléac) who is raped by Irish Villain (even

nastier than Ben Hur's Messala) Boyd.There's also American Wallach who offers him his two daughters.Both Sharif and Boyd seem to enjoy bondage (collar ,cage,etc).When he speaks to common women ,Genghis is feminist (it's up to them to choose) ,but when he is with his wife ,he's a more credible macho.

Incidentally,Sharif,Mason and Dorléac's sister (Catherine Deneuve) would team up three years later in Terence Young's "Mayerling".This time,Mason was Sharif's father .

If you want to see a good Sharif movie,do choose "Dr Zhivago" instead.


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