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Marco the Magnificent (1965)
"La fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo" (original title)

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Young Marco Polo travels to China to help Kublai Khan fight against rebels, headed by his own son, with a new invention: gunpowder.

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The Old Man of the Mountain
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The Woman with the Whip
Robert Hossein ...
Prince Nayam, Mongol Rebel Leader
Grégoire Aslan ...
Achmed Abdullah
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Sheik Alla Hou, 'The Desert Wind'
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Akerman, Marco's Tutor
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Nicolo, Marco's Father
Folco Lulli ...
Spinello, Venetian Merchant
Guido Alberti ...
Lynne Sue Moon ...
Princess Gogatine (as Lee Sue Moon)
Bruno Cremer ...
Guillaume de Tripoli, a Knight Templar
Jacques Monod ...
Nicolo de Vicenza, a Knight Templar
Mica Orlovic ...
Matteo, Marco's Uncle
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Il giovane Marco Polo, dopo le raccomandazioni ed i saggi consigli dell'anziano Akerman, parte alla volta della Cina per aiutare Kublai Khan nella lotta contro i ribelli, capeggiati dal proprio figlio, con una nuova invenzione : la polvere da sparo. Written by rosebud6

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Italian censorship visa # 46067 delivered on 26-11-1965. See more »

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Marco Polo was not lucky on the screen...
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Immediate background:once upon a time there was a veteran called Christian -Jaque He had big ambitions: a production which would have no cause to be jealous of Hollywood.The highlight was to be a giant chess game (hence the previous title :"God's chessboard!").Alain Delon was Marco.Endless problems of production led Christian-Jaque to call it a day.

Hence this movie ,much less ambitious in scope ,which was made by the odd job man of the French cinema ,Denys de la Patellière .Delon was replaced by his German equivalent ,Horst Buchholz -the younger generation saw as the doctor in "la vita è bella"- and a cast of thousand was gathered:Orson Welles and Akim Tamiroff,Kirk Douglas's ex-protégée Elsa Martinelli,Anthony Quinn,Omar Sharif,Gregoire Aslan ...is that all? On his way to China ,Marco will meet wicked people (Tamiroff's "Old man in the Mountains" ) attractive ones (Venice's women with whom he cuckolds all the husbands;the woman with the whip);traitors (the Mongolian prince),but,as history books tell ,and tell it so well,he will succeed and occident will make friends with orient.

Thanks to the cast,and to a far-fetched but entertaining story,it's watchable.More than the version featuring Rory Calhoun (1961).


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