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The Conqueror (1956)

Cast: John Wayne, John Wayne, Susan Hayward, more...
Director: Dick Powell, Dick Powell
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Studio: Good Times Video
Genre: Biopics, Golden Turkeys
Running Time: 111 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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This title is currently out of print.

Synopsis
In the historical epic The Conqueror, John Wayne stars as Temujin, better known as Genghis Khan. Red-haired Susan Hayward costars as Bortai, the Tartar princess whom Temujin claims as the spoils of battle. Eventually, Bortai's hatred for her captor metamorphoses into love, while Temujin's hordes lay claim to the entire Gobi Desert. Director Dick Powell, many of the actors (John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendariz, Thomas Gomez, Agnes Moorehead), and several of the crew members later fell victim to cancer, allegedly the result of producer Howard Hughes' decision to lens the film on location near the atomic testing grounds in the Utah desert. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide



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