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The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)

Passed  -  Mystery | Romance  -  2 May 1930 (USA)
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The villainous master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu sets out to destroy the people he holds responsible for the death of his family.

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New Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and may not have ever been televised. See more »

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Follows The Knocking on the Door (1923) See more »

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Early talkie creaks a bit, still has some chills.
7 April 1999 | by (Blacksburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Early talkie features pre-Charlie Chan Warner Oland as maniac Fu Manchu, seeking revenge on murderers of wife and child. Primitive in technique, sound quality poor and camera nailed to the floor for long stretches, and definitely not Sax Rohmer's idea of the Devil Doctor, but still has atmosphere, good snappy ending and a few genuine chills along the way. Try not to gag at the comic relief.


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