The Golden Horde (film)

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The Golden Horde
The Golden Horde FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by George Sherman
Produced by Robert Arthur and Howard Christie
Written by George Drayson Adams (writer)
Harold Lamb (story)
Starring Ann Blyth
David Farrar
Richard Egan
Music by Hans J. Salter
Cinematography Russell Metty
Edited by Frank Gross
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • October 1951 (1951-10)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.5 million (US rentals)[1]

The Golden Horde is a 1951 American historical adventure film directed by George Sherman and starring Ann Blyth, David Farrar and Richard Egan.[2] Many of the exterior scenes were shot in the Death Valley National Park in California. It was made using Technicolor, and was one of a series of color films in exotic setting released by Universal around this time.

Plot synopsis[edit]

In 1220, Sir Guy of Devon (David Farrar) and a small band of English crusaders arrive at Samarkand in Central Asia. The city and its ruling princess Shalimar (Ann Blyth) are threatened by Genghis Khan (Marvin Miller) and his hordes. Shalimar hopes to defeat the conqueror by guile, whilst Sir Guy prefers to put up a brave (if ultimately futile) fight. Despite the mutual attraction between Shalimar and Sir Guy, their differing methods threaten any hope either may have of victory.

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See also[edit]


  • Kevin J. Harty. The Reel Middle Ages: American, Western and Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Asian Films About Medieval Europe. McFarland, 1999.


  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952
  2. ^ Harty p.213

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