"The Conqueror" is a must for all fans of bad movies! It is quite simply the pot of gold at the end of a bad movie lover's rainbow. This is one extremely, unintentionally funny movie. What is there not to like here? There's red haired Susan Hayward as a Tartar princess, "authentic" Mongolian dance numbers, silly battle scenes with lots and lots of horses falling down, Agnes Moorhead's impression of a talking prune, and, of couse, John Wayne, THE DUKE, as Genghis Khan! The dialogue is a scream, "Yor beeeautiful in yer wrath!" Now imagine the Duke saying that with a fu manchu moustache and a me-Tarzan-you-Jane accent and you get an inkling of the awfulness of "The Conqueror."
John Wayne is my all-time favorite actor, yet even I burst out laughing at his ridiculous performance in this movie. Even funnier is the knowledge that this was one of the movies eccentric millionare Howard Hughes watched compulsively over and over again during his self-imposed hermitage. "The Conqueror" is one of the weirdest, funniest movies ever to come out of Hollywood!