In an early scene, Sir Lionel Barton is kidnapped by Fu Manchu's henchmen masquerading as mummies in the British Museum. The scene was remarkably prescient for star Boris Karloff
, who plays Fu Manchu in this film. Karloff's very next role was the titular mummy in The Mummy
(1932), one of his most iconic performances. See more
Lewis Stone/Nayland Smith pokes around a Buddha. He sets down his gun, then falls through a trap door, with his gun clearly still on the Buddha. He gets up and pulls his gun out (of the same side of his coat, couldn't have two guns). See more
What do you expect to find in that tomb?
Sir Lionel Barton
A record, the golden plate, the threat of Genghis Khan's return, the golden mask he wore, and the famous golden scimitar.
Exactly, of course in your hands these things would be merely interesting archaeological specimens to go into British Museum, but should Fu Manchu put that mask across his wicked eyes and take that scimitar into his bony, cruel hands, all Asia rises. He'll declare himself Genghis Khan come to life again. And that, my friend, is what ...