Lavish hollywood production based on the exploits of thcentury venetian explorer marco polo cooper. Film tersebut adalah salah satu produksi samuel goldwyn. The emperor kublai khan is a kindly fellow, but his evil aide ahmed wants to get rid of kublai khan so he can be emperor, and to get rid of marco polo so he can marry the princess. Which makes it a little frustrating when you understand how good it could have been had they not traded the thrills for the romance they presented us in their vision of marco polo the women conqueror. Adventures of marco polo the 1938 classic film guide. Actually looking at my handy dandy gary cooper cogerson movie score. It was one of the most elaborate and costly of samuel goldwyns productions. Next was youth takes a fling 1938, a romantic comedy with a new york shopgirl andrea leeds pursuing a truck. Archie mayos the adventures of marco polo dvd gary cooper. The adventures of marco polo 1938 dvd gary cooper, basil rathbone new. This is one of those historical epics that is neither historical nor very epic. Sherwood, directed by archie mayo replacing a fastcanned john. The adventures of marco polo 1938 when venetian explorer marco polo gary cooper and his assistant, binguccio ernest truex, travel to peking to locate chinese treasures, they meet emperor kublai khan george barbier and his beautiful daughter, princess kukachin sigrid gurie. The adventures of marco polo 1938 the adventures of.
Marco polo brings the court of kublai khan to netflix. The adventures of marco polo dvd, 2014 for sale online. It is commonly accepted wisdom that one of the greatest film scores in all of hollywood history is composer erich wolfgang korngold oscar winning music for warner bros. Korngold was attending a concert given by the pianist robert kohner, who was playing the composers piano sonata no. His account of those travels, known in english as the travels of marco polo, is a classic. Even giving it the benefit of the doubt, this misguided attempt to bring the legendary figure to the screen doesnt quite make it. The adventures of marco polo adalah sebuah film bergenre dramapetualangan tahun 1938.
Certainly, 1938 audiences werent buying cooper as an italian adventurer it was a stretch. The adventures of marco polo is a 1938 adventure film directed by archie mayo and starring gary cooper, sigrid gurie, and basil rathbone. Lots of action, though its hard to picture the laconic cooper in the title role. The adventures of marco polo is a dramaadventure film that follows the events of a man trying to recover treasures, only to be. Niccolo polo shows treasures from china and sends his son marco polo.
The adventures of marco polo 1938 trivia 18 add new. The venetian traveler gary cooper meets kublai khan and foils a plotter basil rathbone with fireworks in medieval china. The adventures of marco polo wikipedia bahasa indonesia. Referensi pranala luar inggris the adventures of marco polo di imdb.
When venetian explorer marco polo gary cooper and his. Marco polo travels to china, falls in love with kublai khans daughter, and foils the devious plots of the minister of state. Archive collection line of hardtofind library and cult titles has released the adventures of marco polo, the 1938 samuel goldwyn company production released through united artists, written by dramatist robert e. Overview of the adventures of marco polo, 1938, directed by archie mayo, with gary cooper, sigrid gurie, basil rathbone, at turner classic movies. The adventures of marco polo 1938 directed by archie mayo. Ahmed sends marco polo to the west to fight barbarians but he returns just in time to save the day. The adventures of marco polo 1938 adventurer marco polo travels to china, where he finds the emperor kublai khan, court intrigue, danger, and unexpected love. Battling raging seas, the sandstorms of the persian desert and the highest peaks of the himalayas, marco reaches the ancient walled city of peking, and is welcomed by emperor kublai kahn george barbier.
He becomes the first white man to record his visit to the eastern court of kublai khan, where he falls for a beautiful princess also desired by the evil rathbone. This movie has been premiered in australian hd theatres in 1938 movies 1938. Watch the adventures of marco polo full movie free online. Marco polo bears witness to new levels of betrayal, intrigue and deception. The adventures of marco polo 1938 directed by archie. When venetian explorer marco polo gary cooper and his assistant, binguccio ernest truex, travel to. Other than that, it has no distinction whatsoever except that it provides. The story opens on the night of january 22, 1938, in vienna. Thank god for basil rathbone being there to sleaze it up a little. Other articles where the adventures of marco polo is discussed.
The adventures of marco polo movie posters from movie. This epic adventure chronicles the many exploits of the great thcentury explorer. Along with his men and his cowardly sidekick, brave polo endures shipwrecks, terrible sandstorms, and other. What sweater girl shaved her eyebrows for the 1938 film. Adventures of marco polo the 1938 six foot three inch gary cooper standing upright and passing through the palace guards undetected among the chinese peasants e.
The 19th gary cooper movie that i have watchedand this is one of the worst ones. On prince jingims wedding day, kublai receives disturbing news about the ambitions of his cousin, while marco navigates a delicate mission. The adventures of marco polo 1938 the adventures of marco polo 1938 jazzguyy. The polo story has long interested writers and filmmakers including a samuel goldwyn 1938 production starring gary cooper, an elaborate 1982 americanitalian tv miniseries and a 2007 tv film.
Not even by a stretch of the imagination can we believe that the chinese inhabitants of cathay could look like these actors on the screen. Mayos first freelance project was the adventures of marco polo 1938, a tongueincheek account scripted by sherwood of the venetian adventurer gary cooper. May 22nd, 2007 not yet rated 1 hr 40 min plot summary. Of interest is that 3 minutes into the 1938 film the adventures of marco polo starring gary cooper, a messenger from marcos father goes about venice in a gondola searching for the skirtchasing marco by shouting marco polo repeatedly up to the canalside balconies where marcos various female acquaintances live. Historical epic movie adaptation of the biography of marco polo starring anthony quinn as kublai khan. You can watch the adventures of marco polo online on videoondemand services netflix, paytv or movie theatres with original audio in english. Adventurer marco polo travels to china, where he finds the emperor kublai khan, court intrigue, danger, and unexpected love. The adventures of robin hood 1938 film score songs. The adventures of marco polo does have the feel of grand adventure. What sweater girl shaved her eyebrows for the 1938 film the adventures of marco polo only for them to never grow back. It is the thirteenth century, and marco polo gary cooper has left venice. Synopsis plot marco polo travels from venice to peking, where he quickly discovers spaghetti and gunpowder and falls in love with the emperors daughter.
Archie mayos 1938 the adventures of marco polo is an odd film to watch. His travels are recorded in the travels of marco polo also known as book of the marvels of the world and il milione, c. The adventures of marco polo 1938 the movie database tmdb. Polo vanquishes them when he uses his new invention gun powder, and blows the evil doers to kingdom come, freeing the captured khan. The adventures of marco polo 1938 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Watch the adventures of marco polo 1938 prime video. The adventures of marco polo 1938 the adventures of marco polo 1938 was one of the most elaborate and costly productions of independent producer samuel goldwyn. Come along on a fantastic journey to the first european to visit china. Kublai is more powerful than ever, but so are the threats to his throne. The adventures of marco polo 1938 fs r1 retail dvd part. The adventures of marco polo has been ranked 615 times, wins 24. The wealth of new geographic information recorded by polo was widely used by european navigators.
In italy the fascist censors considered the film disrespectful to marco polo and insisted on redubbing it to make the protagonist a scotsman and releasing it under the title uno scozzese alla corte del gran khan. The renaissance explorer encounters fabulous wonders and evil warlords while traveling the silk road to china to find his missing father. The adventures of marco polo dvdr 1938 warner archive. This is the film that cost lana turner in a bit role her eyebrows which never grew back. It is the thirteenth century, and marco polo gary cooper has left venice to open trade with china, the mightiest and richest empire on earth. With gary cooper, sigrid gurie, basil rathbone, george barbier. Add to cart sold out unavailable see more details on sale. The adventures of robin hood, film details allmusic. Adventures of marco polo 1965 orson welles, omar sharif. Marco polo travels from venice to peking, where he quickly discovers spaghetti and gunpowder and falls in love with the emperors daughter. The adventures of marco polo is a film directed by archie mayo with gary cooper, sigrid gurie, basil rathbone, george barbier, year. Gary cooper, sigrid gurie, basil rathbone, george barbier, binnie barnes, ernest truex, alan hale, h. It is the thirteenth century, and marco polo gary cooper has left venice to open trade with china, the mightiest and.
With producer samuel goldwyns biggest box office star, gary cooper, in the lead, as a drawling, skirtchasing polo, the film opens with an opulent, hollywood. He engages in a thrilling sword fight with the villain and. Marco polo, venetian merchant and adventurer who traveled from europe to asia in 127195, remaining in china for 17 of those years. The film was criticized for many reasons but chief among them was the casting of gary cooper in the lead role many felt. Frequently amusing comedyromance masquerading as a bigbudget swashbuckler.1130 1071 1580 1484 56 1488 1463 777 112 815 1002 266 226 23 855 1073 1312 602 1360 1503 633 185 968 75 718 1439 148 1500 1581 1390 1289 538 1454 1436 866 362 994 1387 874