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The Conqueror (1956)


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Conqueror (1956)

Overview

Production co: RKO Radio Pictures

111 min (USA) 2 February 1956 (London) (UK)

Library synopsis: [It] Gengis Khan diventa il dominatore assoluto delle infinite steppe russe, a seguito delle sue scorribande e propositi belligeranti. Il periodo è il 1600. Temujin, ribattezzato successivamente Genghis Khan, rapisce Bortai,la figlia del sovrano dei mongoli nonchè suo acerrimo rivale. Così prendono fuoco le polveriere della steppa…

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Cult stars: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendáriz, Agnes Moorehead, William Conrad, Lee Van Cleef

Cult relevance index: 6.2 / 10

Note: Many of the Mongol extras were played by local Navajo Indians. They did not wear any makeup.  | John Wayne regretted playing Temujin so much that he visibly shuddered whenever anyone mentioned the film’s name.  | John Wayne took his role very seriously, went on a crash diet, and took Dexedrine tablets 4 times a day.  |  Average Shot: 8.2 seconds. Median Shot: 7.5 seconds.  |  Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: John Wayne (1961) (TV Episode), mentioned as part of John Wayne’s filmography.
Gallery photos:15

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Essential inner links and references

Dell Movie Classic [USA / 1956 - Nr. 690] (cm)  |  Amarcord [Italy / A. 2 - Nr. 10 - September-October 1997] (mg)  |  La Espada Magica [Spain / 2006](bk)  |  Vampir [West Germany / Nr. 7 - May 1974] (fz)

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Gallery and video classification

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CertificationWest Germany:12 (nf) / Finland:K-12 / Sweden:15 / UK:PG
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Release dateUK 2 February 1956 (London) | Portugal 20 February 1956 | USA 22 February 1956 (Los Angeles, California) | Japan 26 February 1956 | USA 28 March 1956 | USA 30 March 1956 (New York City, New York) | France 23 April 1966 | West Germany 17 August 1956 | Austria September 1956 | Sweden 24 September 1956 | Finland 28 September 1956 | Turkey December 1958 | Denmark 14 January 1959 | Portugal 22 September 1983 (re-release)
Also known asThe Conqueror USA (original title) | Der Eroberer Austria / West Germany | El conquistador Argentina / Venezuela | Le conquérant Canada (French title) / France | Conqueror of the Desert (undefined) | El conquistador de Mongolia Spain | Erövraren Sweden | Erobreren Denmark | Hakanlar çarpisiyor Turkey (Turkish title) | Il conquistatore Italy | Conquistador Portugal | O daimon tis Asias Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) | Osvajac Yugoslavia (literal title) (Serbian title) | Sangue de Bárbaros Brazil (original subtitled version) | Valloittaja Finland
Filming locationsEscalante Desert, St. George, Utah, USA | Hurricane, Utah, USA | RKO Studios - 780 Gower Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA (studio) | Snow Canyon State Park - 1002 Snow Canyon Drive, Ivins, Utah, USA | Snow Canyon, Utah, USA | St. George, Utah, USA
Box office/businessFrance - Admissions: 2.094.453 || USA - Gross: $ 4.500.000 | $ 12.000.000 (Worldwide) | Budget: $6,000,000 (estimated) | Rentals: $4,500,000 (USA) | Production Dates: 1954
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Distribution companyRKO Radio Pictures (1956) (USA) (theatrical) | RKO (Italy) (theatrical) | RKO Radio Pictures (1956) (West Germany) (theatrical) | Sascha Filmverleih (1956) (Austria) (theatrical) | GoodTimes Home Video (2000) (USA) (VHS) | GoodTimes Home Video (2001) (USA) (DVD) | MCA Home Video (1983) (USA) (VHS) | MCA/Universal Home Video (1992) (USA) (VHS) | Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2006) (USA) (DVD)
RuntimeUSA: 111 min | Italy: 110 min | France: 112 min | Spain: 112 min
Technical specificationsSound Mix: 4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording) | Color: Color (Technicolor) | Aspect Ratio: 2.55 : 1 | Laboratory: Technicolor | Film length (metres): 3040 m (Sweden), 677 m (8 mm) | Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm | Cinematographic process: CinemaScope | Printed film format: 35 mm, 8 mm

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