Genghis Khan (1965)

124 mins | Adventure | 1965

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Yugoslavia. Released in West Germany in both 70mm and 35mm versions in Apr 1965 as Dschingis Khan ; running time: 128 min; in Yugoslavia in 1965 as Dzingis-Kan ; British release: Aug ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Yugoslavia. Released in West Germany in both 70mm and 35mm versions in Apr 1965 as Dschingis Khan ; running time: 128 min; in Yugoslavia in 1965 as Dzingis-Kan ; British release: Aug 1965. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
Action seq
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
2nd unit cam
ART DIRECTORS
Supv art ed
Asst art dir
Addl art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Cost des
Ward master
MUSIC
Mus comp
Mus cond
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Prod supv
Prod supv
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Dschingis Khan
Džingis-Kan
Premiere Information:
Dallas opening: 17 June 1965
Copyright Claimant:
Irving Allen Ltd.
Copyright Date:
1 July 1965
Copyright Number:
LP30841
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
124
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Young Prince Temujin witnesses the execution of his father, a Mongol chieftain, by the warlike Merkit Mongol leader Jamuga, who forces Temujin to wear a wooden yoke and enslaves his people. Growing to manhood, Temujin escapes into the mountains accompanied by Sengal, a Negro mute, and Geen, a wise man. He abducts Jamuga's betrothed, Princess Bortei, who becomes his devoted wife, and her brothers become his lieutenants as he gathers an army in order someday to unite the warring Mongols. Recaptured by Jamuga, the princess is raped and branded before she is rescued by Temujin, who sets out with his forces toward China. Along the way he befriends Kam Ling, an official of the Peking court, who introduces him to the Emperor of China. The emperor imprisons the warriors in luxurious surroundings, but Temujin refuses to allow his men to grow soft. When the Merkits threaten the Great Wall, Temujin and an army of Mongols repel the invasion and capture Jamuga. The grateful emperor gives Temujin the title of Genghis Khan but refuses to permit him to leave China, fearing that he will return as an invader. Genghis Khan is warned by Kam Ling that the emperor has arranged for his assassination by Jamuga, and he escapes to spread his empire across the continent. In Persia he defeats the combined forces of the Merkits and the Shah of Khwarezm and kills Jamuga in a duel. Mortally wounded himself, Genghis Khan gives over his command to his son, having realized his dream of a united Mongol ... +


Young Prince Temujin witnesses the execution of his father, a Mongol chieftain, by the warlike Merkit Mongol leader Jamuga, who forces Temujin to wear a wooden yoke and enslaves his people. Growing to manhood, Temujin escapes into the mountains accompanied by Sengal, a Negro mute, and Geen, a wise man. He abducts Jamuga's betrothed, Princess Bortei, who becomes his devoted wife, and her brothers become his lieutenants as he gathers an army in order someday to unite the warring Mongols. Recaptured by Jamuga, the princess is raped and branded before she is rescued by Temujin, who sets out with his forces toward China. Along the way he befriends Kam Ling, an official of the Peking court, who introduces him to the Emperor of China. The emperor imprisons the warriors in luxurious surroundings, but Temujin refuses to allow his men to grow soft. When the Merkits threaten the Great Wall, Temujin and an army of Mongols repel the invasion and capture Jamuga. The grateful emperor gives Temujin the title of Genghis Khan but refuses to permit him to leave China, fearing that he will return as an invader. Genghis Khan is warned by Kam Ling that the emperor has arranged for his assassination by Jamuga, and he escapes to spread his empire across the continent. In Persia he defeats the combined forces of the Merkits and the Shah of Khwarezm and kills Jamuga in a duel. Mortally wounded himself, Genghis Khan gives over his command to his son, having realized his dream of a united Mongol nation. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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