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The Conqueror – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 83
“I am bereft of spit!”
Get your Geiger counters ready for this patently offensive episode of the Dare Daniel Podcast. Daniel and Corky review John Wayne in the role he was born to never play, Mongol leader Genghis Khan in The Conqueror.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss dancing bears, tripping horses and the variety of ass spice.
The Exorcist III (Christopher Reeves)
THE CONQUEROR FACTS AND FIGURES
Corky’s craft beer: Heretic Brewing’s Juicier Than Thou hazy IPA (6.5% ABV)
U.S. theatrical release date: Feb. 22, 1956
This week’s darer: David Paul
Why did David Paul dare Daniel and Corky to watch The Conqueror? “Trash is timeless, racist trash even more so. The Duke plays the scourge of the civilized world and greatest warrior in history, Genghis Khan. To me this film is the apogee of white supremacy in film casting. You guys are great at breaking down the politics of film, so this should be a treat.”
IMDB synopsis: “Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.”
This week’s referenced movies: Exorcist II: The Heretic; Superman; The Godfather; Deathtrap; Murder My Sweet; Jet Pilot; Johnny Mnemonic; 365 Days; The Warrior and the Sorceress; Aladdin; The Ten Commandments (1956); the Lord of the Rings films; Split Second; I Want to Live!; True Grit (1969)
Ratings: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Double Dare
CLIPS AND CLIPPINGS
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