The life and experiences of the thirteenth century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
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Series cast summary:
Ken Marshall ...  Marco Polo 8 episodes, 1982-1983
Denholm Elliott ...  Niccolò Polo 8 episodes, 1982-1983
Tony Vogel ...  Matteo Polo 8 episodes, 1982-1983
David Warner ...  Rustichello 7 episodes, 1982-1983
F. Murray Abraham ...  Jacopo 6 episodes, 1982-1983
Mario Adorf ...  Giovanni 6 episodes, 1982-1983
Patrick Mower ...  Brother Damian 6 episodes, 1982-1983
Ruocheng Ying Ruocheng Ying ...  Kublai Khan 5 episodes, 1982-1983
Beulah Quo Beulah Quo ...  Empress Chabi 4 episodes, 1982-1983
Jun'ichi Ishida Jun'ichi Ishida ...  Prince Chinkin 4 episodes, 1982-1983
James Hong ...  Phags-pa 4 episodes, 1982-1983
Gordon Mitchell ...  Arnolfo 4 episodes, 1982-1983
Leonard Nimoy ...  Achmet 3 episodes, 1983
Bruno Zanin ...  Giulio 3 episodes, 1982
John Dicks John Dicks ...  Brother Philip 3 episodes, 1982-1983
Lin Lao Lin Lao ...  Bayan 3 episodes, 1983
Ian McShane ...  Ali Ben Yussouf 2 episodes, 1982
Sada Thompson ...  Aunt Flora 2 episodes, 1982
Tony Lo Bianco ...  Brother Nicholas 2 episodes, 1982
Soon-Tek Oh ...  Wang Zhu 2 episodes, 1983
Zaibao Yang Zaibao Yang ...  Yang Ku 2 episodes, 1983
Shaokang Yu Shaokang Yu ...  Caidu Khan 2 episodes, 1982-1983
Riccardo Cucciolla ...  Uncle Zane 2 episodes, 1982
Erkang Zhao Erkang Zhao ...  Nayan 2 episodes, 1983
Hesen En Hesen En ...  Bektor Khan 2 episodes, 1982-1983
Hal Buckley Hal Buckley ...  Brother William 2 episodes, 1982
Georgia Slowe ...  Caterina 2 episodes, 1982
Kathryn Dowling Kathryn Dowling ...  Monica 2 episodes, 1983
Agnes Chan ...  Mai Li 2 episodes, 1983
Tetsurô Tanba ...  Saiamon 2 episodes, 1983
Bruno Corazzari ...  Agostino 2 episodes, 1982
Gino Santercole Gino Santercole ...  Giuseppe 2 episodes, 1982
Zhengyin Cao Zhengyin Cao ...  Governor 2 episodes, 1983
Terry Raven Terry Raven ...  Talib 2 episodes, 1983
Xiaolei Huang Xiaolei Huang ...  Chen Pao 2 episodes, 1982-1983
Renato Miracco Renato Miracco ...  Bartolomeo 2 episodes, 1982
Vernon Dobtcheff ...  Pietro d'Abano 2 episodes, 1983
Nanni Massa Nanni Massa ...  Messer Paolo 2 episodes, 1982
Shulin Sun Shulin Sun ...  Argan 2 episodes, 1983
Salvatore Puntillo Salvatore Puntillo ...  Messer Andrea 2 episodes, 1982
Renhua Na ...  Princess Kokachin 2 episodes, 1983
Giulio Gaslini Giulio Gaslini ...  Messer Lorenzo 2 episodes, 1982
Maria Pia Colonnello Maria Pia Colonnello ...  Caterina's Nurse-Maid 2 episodes, 1982
Ma Qiang Ma Qiang ...  Yeli Shue 2 episodes, 1983
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The life and experiences of the thirteenth century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.

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Country:

Italy | China | Japan | USA

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Марко Поло See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Mono | Dolby Digital (2.0 Stereo)

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Color

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4:3 full frame
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Trivia

Peter Firth, Michael Ontkean, and Mandy Patinkin all turned down the lead role. See more »

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Referenced in Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) See more »

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Excellent 20 years later a True Classic in 2002
7 August 2001 | by AAISee all my reviews

I have seen this TV mini series when it first aired over WOR-TV in New York City in 1982, over one of the first home satellite TV receivers.

I was fortunate to record in VHS format this mini series on my Video Tape Recorder, although the quality is far from good. I still find this feature made for TV one of the greatest reenactments of Marco Polo ever. Even today with Hollywood relying on Computer Graphics and Blue Screen can't compare to the cinematography of Marco Polo of 1982. Why this feature was never released in Motion Picture Theaters or made available on commercial grade VHS or DVD or even re-aired over TV has me baffled. Yet this will always remain in my film library as a Classic film


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