Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.
Really really awful. Painful to watch.
In general I prefer John Wayne outside of his typical cowboy and soldier roles. However if there is one movie where he is miscast and very badly at that, it's in this movie. One really as to "let go of it" in order to accept Wayne in the role of Genghis Khan. In typical 1950's fashion most of the Asian roles are given to white actors and the real Asians are left in the background and some secondary roles. I had seen this movie once before many years ago and since it's rare to catch it on any movie channel. See it if you are a fan of Jonh Wayne nut it's not a very good movie.