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Gengis Khan e l'impero mongolo

The first Filipino film to compete in an international film festival, the Venice Film Festival in 1952


(Gengis Khan)

1952, regia di Manuel Conde, Lou Salvador


Scheda: Nazione: Filippine - Produzione: Royal Film, France Cinema - Distribuzione: Enic, United Artists - Soggetto: Carlos V. Francisco - Fotografia: Manuel Rojas - Musiche: Juan Silos jr. - Formato: B.N. - Durata: 124' (88').

Cast: Manuel Conde, Inday Jalandroni, Elvira Reyes, Don Dano (come Darmo Acosta), José Villafrance, Lou Salvador, Africa Dela Rosa, Ric Bustamante, Ely Nakpil, Andres Centenera, Leon Lizares, Tony S. Cruz , James Agee (voce narrante).




Trama e commenti: - «Un giovane audace vince un torneo indetto dal re dei Mongoli. Divenuto egli stesso re dei Mongoli con il nome di Gengis Khan, sgomina i traditori che hanno ucciso il precedente sovrano».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - «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» (Hal Erickson).




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