Genghis Khan (1952)

Genres - Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Historical Epic  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Philippines  |  
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This colorful if somewhat truncated biopic of the legendary Mongol leader was filmed in the Philippines. Manuel Conde (the film's producer) stars as Temujin, the peasant later to be known as Genghis Khan. In rapid-fire order, Temujin fights a rival tribe over the rights to water hole, avenges the murder of his father, and claims the heroine (Elvira Reyes). Originally filmed in the Tagalog language, Genghis Khan was released in the US with a narration spoken by film critic/screenwriter James Agee. This all-but-forgotten film bears the distinction of receiving two reviews in the trade paper Variety; The first time for its Philippine debut, in 1952, and the second time for its American distribution by United Artists in 1953.

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leader, military, power, ruthlessness, terror, trail [path], victory, warrior