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The Golden Horde (1951)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | October 1951 (USA)
The princess of Samarkand and an English knight confront the armies of Genghis Khan.

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

Gerald Drayson Adams, Harold Lamb (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Blyth ... Princess Shalimar
David Farrar ... Sir Guy of Devon
George Macready ... Raven the Shaman
Henry Brandon ... Juchi, Son of Genghis Khan
Howard Petrie ... Tugluk
Richard Egan ... Gill
Marvin Miller ... Genghis Khan
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Torga
Peggie Castle ... Lailee
Poodles Hanneford ... Friar John
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In 1220, a small band of English crusaders arrives at Samarkand in Central Asia, just as the city and its ruling princess are threatened by the hordes of Genghis Khan. Lovely Princess Shalimar hopes to thwart the conqueror by guile, while Sir Guy wants to put up a brave (if ultimately hopeless) fight. Despite a mutual attraction, their conflicting projects threaten any hope of success either might have had alone. Fast-moving; bears little relation to history. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Golden Horde of Genghis Khan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Good role for Ann Blyth
27 March 2003 | by jaguar-4See all my reviews

I saw this about five years ago and don't remember the specifics, but I thought that Ann Blyth, whom I've always liked a lot, was very interesting in this role, as a very strong and forthright princess. She also looked beautiful in the costumes. I think she was far superior to the generally frazzled and annoyed Maureen O'Hara, and of course a better actress than campy Maria Montez, and should have been in perhaps a couple more costume dramas/exotic fantasies since she showed here that she had the capabilities of bringing such a character to life.


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