The Conqueror Movie Review 1956

Information and Film Reviews for The Conqueror the Movie

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Wayne in pointed helmet and goatee is convincingly miscast as Genghis Khan in this woeful tale of the warlord's early life and involvement with the kidnapped daughter of a powerful enemy. Rife with stilted, unintentionally funny dialogue, Oriental western was very expensive to make (with backing by Howard Hughes), and is now listed in the "Fifty Worst Films of All Time." No matter; it's surreal enough to enable viewer to approximate an out-of-body experience. Even those on the set suffered; filming took place near a nuclear test site in Utah and many members of the cast and crew eventually developed cancer.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 111 minutes.

Cast and Crew

War, General, Big-Budget Bombs, Woofs!
Oscar Millard
John Wayne, Susan Hayward, William Conrad, Agnes Moorehead, Lee Van Cleef, Pedro Armendariz, Thomas Gomez, John Hoyt, Ted de Corsia, Leslie Bradley, Peter Mamakos
Joseph LaShelle, William E. Snyder, Leo Tover, Harry Wild
Dick Powell
Victor Young
Mark Huffam, Howard Hughes, RKO

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