Genghis Khan (1965 film)

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Genghis Khan
Directed by Henry Levin
Produced by Irving Allen
Written by Beverley Cross (screenplay)
Berkely Mather (story)
Clarke Reynolds (screenplay)
Starring Omar Sharif
Stephen Boyd
James Mason
Music by Dušan Radić
Cinematography Geoffrey Unsworth
Edited by Geoffrey Foot
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
April 15, 1965 (Germany)
June 23, 1965 (U.S.)
July 31, 1965 (Japan)
August 30, 1965 (Sweden)
August 30, 1965 (UK)
September 22, 1965 (France)
October 2, 1965 (Italy)
October 14, 1965 (Hong Kong)
November 5, 1965 (Finland)
December 10, 1965 (Australia)
May 23, 1966 (Denmark)
Running time
127 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $2,250,000[1]

Genghis Khan is a 1965 Technicolor film depicting the life and conquests of the Mongol emperor Genghis Khan in Panavision. It was released in the United Kingdom and the United States in 1965 by Columbia Pictures, it was directed by Henry Levin and featured Omar Sharif, who that same year starred in another epic, Doctor Zhivago. The film also included James Mason, Stephen Boyd, Eli Wallach, Françoise Dorléac and Telly Savalas.

A 70 mm version of the film was released by CCC Film in West Germany. It was filmed in Yugoslavia.



  1. ^ Anticipated rentals accruing distributors in North America. See "Top Grossers of 1965", Variety, 5 January 1966 p 36

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