|The Golden Horde|
|Directed by||George Sherman|
|Produced by||Robert Arthur and Howard Christie|
|Written by||George Drayson Adams (writer)|
Harold Lamb (story)
|Music by||Hans J. Salter|
|Edited by||Frank Gross|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$1.5 million (US rentals)|
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. 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.
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.
- Ann Blyth as Princess Shalimar
- David Farrar as Sir Guy of Devon
- George Macready as Raven the Shaman
- Richard Egan as Gill
- Peggie Castle as Lailee
- Henry Brandon as Juchi, son of Genghis Khan
- Howard Petrie as Tuglik
- Marvin Miller as Genghis Khan
- Donald Randolph as Torga
- Poodles Hanneford as Friar John
- Kevin J. Harty. The Reel Middle Ages: American, Western and Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Asian Films About Medieval Europe. McFarland, 1999.
- 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952
- Harty p.213