The Conqueror

1956

Dick Powell
Director
R.K.O.
Production Company

Mongolian warlord covets the daughter of the man who killed his father.

A film that has few friends. The Duke is seriously miscast as the soon-to-be Genghis Khan but is he much worse than say Charlton Heston might have been in the role, hmmm?
The second notoriety comes from the fact that the location shooting in Nevada exposed the cast and crew to radiation from earlier nuclear tests and several of them perished before their time of cancers, although I note William Conrad, Lee Van Cleef and Leo Gordon all seem to outlived the curse. Make your own mind up.

Intriguingly the film was cut to get an A rating in the UK.



28th March 1956
Cinema





Conqueror
18th May 1999
DVD

Not Rated


1.33:1



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John Wayne
Temujin, later Genghis Khan
Susan Hayward
Bortai
Pedro Armendáriz
Jamuga
Agnes Moorehead
Hunlun
Thomas Gomez
Wang Khan
John Hoyt
Shaman
William Conrad
Kasar
Ted de Corsia
Kumlek
Leslie Bradley
Targutai
Lee Van Cleef
Chepei
Peter Mamakos
Bogurchi
Leo Gordon
Tartar captain
Richard Loo
Captain of Wang's guard
Fred Aldrich
Chieftain #2
Phil Arnold
Honest John
Lane Bradford
4th chieftain
Barrie Chase
Dancer in Wang's Palace
John Daheim
Tartar Guard Sounding Alarm
Jeanne Gerson
Bortai's Slave Woman
Fred Graham
Subuya
Michael Granger
Chieftain #1
Robert Hinkle
Monk
Weaver Levy
Mongol
Sylvia Lewis
Solo Dancer
Pat McMahon
Girl in Bath
George E. Stone
Sibilant Sam
Ken Terrell
Sargon
Patricia Tiernan
Wang Khan's Wife
Patrick Wayne

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