Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 9, 1956

The Conqueror (RKO Radio). An American traveler in Central Asia once asked a Mongolian herdsman where America was. "In West Russia," he replied. This picture, which purports to be based on the life of the young Genghis Khan, carries a strong suggestion that, to Hollywood's way of thinking, Mongolia is in the western U.S. The part of the "Perfect Warrior"—a man who became a supreme statesman and lawgiver as well as the most formidable military genius in Asiatic history—is played by Hollywood's best-known cowboy, John Wayne. And does he gallop across the steppe,...

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