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The Conqueror (1956) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Dick Powell and produced by Howard Hughes and Dick Powell.

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ERIK THE CONQUEROR On Arrow Blu-ray

By Dan Day Jr. on Sep 12, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Arrow Video delves once again into the work of the Italian Maestro of cinematic fantasy with their release of Mario Bava's 1961 Viking epic ERIK THE CONQUEROR. A number of Viking adventure films were made in Europe during the 1960s, at the height of the sword & sandal genre known as peplum. Mar... Read full article


THE CONQUEROR

By Dan Day Jr. on Apr 19, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Not too long ago I wrote a post about an issue of the Official John Wayne magazine that ranked each one of the Duke's movies in order of quality. The lowest-ranked film in which Wayne played the lead role was THE CONQUEROR (1955), a production which has a horrible reputation. I stated that THE CONQU... Read full article


Caesar the Conqueror - Giulio Cesare, il conquistatore delle Gallie? (1962)

By Clayton on May 3, 2014 From Phantom Empires

Caesar the Conqueror - Giulio Cesare, il conquistatore delle Gallie? (1962) 5/3/2014 0 Comments Cameron Mitchell has always been a slow rumble in the background of my movie and television experience. Throughout the 70's and 80's, I saw... Read full article


Caesar the Conqueror - Giulio Cesare, il conquistatore delle Gallie (1962)

By Clayton on May 3, 2014 From Phantom Empires

Caesar the Conqueror - Giulio Cesare, il conquistatore delle Gallie (1962) 5/3/2014 0 Comments Cameron Mitchell has always been a slow rumble in the background of my movie and television experience. Throughout the 70's and 80's, I saw him in dozens of suppo... Read full article


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Quotes from

Hunlun: My son has won the world. Still he must conquer that red-headed Jezebel.


Kumlek: [to Temujin] Joint by joint from the toe and fingertip upward shall you be cut to pieces, and each carrion piece, hour by hour and day by day, shall be cast to the dogs before your very eyes until they too shall be plucked out as morsels for the vultures.


Bortai: The Conqueror? Mighty armies cannot stop him. But one touch of my lips... Yes, he captured me - but he cannot tame me.


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According to "The Hollywood Hall of Shame," the screenplay was written with Marlon Brando in mind for the lead. John Wayne was about to make the last film of a three-picture deal for RKO Radio, and Dick Powell had been assigned to direct. They were going over various scripts in Powell's office when Powell was called away for a few minutes. When he returned, he found Wayne enthusiastically looking over the screenplay for "The Conqueror", which Powell had intended to throw away. Powell tried to talk him out of it, but Wayne insisted that it was the film he wanted to make. As Powell later said, "Who am I to turn down John Wayne?"
Average Shot: 8.2 seconds. Median Shot: 7.5 seconds.
Included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and How They Got That Way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell.
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