The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) was a Biographical - Adventure Film directed by John Cromwell and Archie Mayo and produced by Samuel Goldwyn and George Haight.
New From Warner Archive: Gary Cooper in The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)By KC on Sep 10, 2014 From Classic Movies
Welcome to 13th century China, Samuel Goldwyn-style. There's a Chinese princess played by Norwegian-American Sigrid Gurie, Kublai Khan is Philadelphia-born George Barbier and the devious emperor's advisor is Brit-to-the-bone Basil Rathbone. To be fair, there are a wide array of Asian faces among th... Read full article
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The film was received poorly at the box-office, becoming the biggest flop up to that time for both Gary Cooper and Samuel Goldwyn; it was estimated that the picture lost close to $700,000.
This marked the screen debut of Samuel Goldwyn's protégé Sigrid Gurie, whom he publicly labeled "the Norwegian Garbo--even though she was born in Brooklyn, NY.
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