The Golden Horde (film)

The Golden Horde is a 1951 American historical adventure film directed by George Sherman and starring Ann Blyth, David Farrar, with George Macready, Richard Egan and Peggie Castle.[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.

The Golden Horde
Directed byGeorge Sherman
Produced byRobert Arthur and Howard Christie
Written byGeorge Drayson Adams (writer)
Harold Lamb (story)
StarringAnn Blyth
David Farrar
Music byHans J. Salter
CinematographyRussell Metty
Edited byFrank Gross
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 1951 (1951-10)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.5 million (US rentals)[1]

Plot synopsis

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.

Main cast

See also


  • 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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