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The Mongols (1961)

I mongoli (original title)
Genghis Khan and his Mongol army invade Poland and lay siege to the city of Cracow. The Polish king tries to make peace in order to save his city, and Genghis Khan seems amenable to that. ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Palance ... Ogatai
Anita Ekberg ... Hulina
Antonella Lualdi ... Amina
Franco Silva ... Stepen of Crakow
Roldano Lupi ... Genghis Khan
Gabriella Pallotta ... Lutezia
Pierre Cressoy Pierre Cressoy ... Igor
Gabriele Antonini Gabriele Antonini ... Temugin
George Wang ... Subodai
Lawrence Montaigne ... Prince Stefan's ally (as Lawrenc Montaigne)
Gianni Garko ... Henry de Valois
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Storyline

Genghis Khan and his Mongol army invade Poland and lay siege to the city of Cracow. The Polish king tries to make peace in order to save his city, and Genghis Khan seems amenable to that. However, his son Ogotai is itching for war, and his mistress eggs him on to defy his father and take the city. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A Savage Era Explodes On The Screen!


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

31 August 1961 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mongols See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Popularized by John Green's Crash Course YouTube series (3-second raid scene) every time he uses the phrase "The Mongols". See more »

Goofs

During an invasion of the Mongols a character is seen dressed in a sleeveless jacket defending another nailed to a wheel. Ogotai (Jack Palance) drags him down with his whip, only this time the character has lost his sleeveless leather jacked, and is wearing only a wide shirt. See more »

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This is Jack's show
25 September 2005 | by bushrod56See all my reviews

For those of you who got a kick out of Mr. Palance's Attila the Hun in SIGN OF THE PAGAN this film gives you a better, new improved version of his unique brand of barbarity. This man's GOT to have a war or he'll just be miserable. He'll lie, cheat, steal, connive- do just anything in order to HAVE THAT WAR. This is type A personality taken to it's most outer extreme. You can really feel the almost unbearable frustration he seems to experience when his old dad Genghis Khan tells him that they're going to try for a peaceful solution with the Poles. Well, anyhow, it all ends badly for Jack (and dad). Anita Ekberg as a truly ice cold partner/lover of Jack's is fascinating to watch as well in a sort a somnambulistic way; she's pure deceit. And I was also rather entranced by the head Polish knight's seeming death wish in his relentless, driven fixed idea of obtaining peace with the Mongols. Discouraged at almost every turn, the son of a gun just would not give up and finally came out on top in the end (and got the girl, too). A good lesson in superhuman determination.


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