Omar Sharif stars as the titular Mongol emperor in this classic tale of power and revenge directed by Henry Levin. Rising from humble beginnings as an enslaved boy, Temujin (Sharif) raises an army and seeks revenge against his longtime foe, Jamuga (Stephen Boyd), transforming disparate hordes of nomads into a unified fighting machine. James Mason, Robert Morley, Telly Savalas and Eli Wallach co-star.
Henry Levin (5 June 1909 – 1 May 1980) began as a stage actor and director but was most notable as an American film director of over fifty feature films. He broke into film in 1943 as a dialogue director for the films Dangerous Blondes and Appointment in Berlin for Columbia Pictures. He then was contracted to Columbia Pictures as a director along with several other “potentials” who began as dialogue directors: Fred Sears, William Castle, Mel Ferrer and Robert Gordon.
At the end of his career, he finally did some television work, directing some episodes of Knots Landing in 1979 and his last work, the television movie Scout’s Honor where he died on the last day of production. Despite having been a stage actor, his only screen acting credit was in an episode of the 1974 television series Planet of the Apes. —Wikipedia