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The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)

During the Boxer Rebellion in China during the early 20th century, in which a Chinese secret society attacked all westerners and anyone who associated with them, Dr. Fu Manchu's wife and ... See full summary »

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During the Boxer Rebellion in China during the early 20th century, in which a Chinese secret society attacked all westerners and anyone who associated with them, Dr. Fu Manchu's wife and child are killed by foreigners. Enraged, he vows to take his revenge on the British army officers he holds responsible for the killings. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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DANGER - MYSTERY THRILLS You'll never forget

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10 August 1929 (USA)  »

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The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu  »

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The title was changed from "The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu." Some advertising material carries the original title. See more »

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Followed by Drums of Fu Manchu (1943) See more »

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Early talkie has atmosphere, doesn't hold interest.
26 May 1999 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Very early talkie featuring pre-Charlie Chan Oland as mad Doctor, primitive with slow stretches, but watchable. They couldn't stray far from the microphone, so some scenes are VERY static with nobody moving. Comic relief just plain stupid. Interesting trivia: William Austin (Sylvester) later played Batman's butler, Alfred, in serials, while Neil Hamilton (Jack Petrie) MUCH later played Commissioner Gordon in the 60s TV Series. O. P. Heggie, a very wooden Nayland Smith, gained immortality as the blind hermit who befriends the monster in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.


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