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The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)

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Grisly strangulations in London alert Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard to the possibility that fiendish Fu Manchu may not after all be dead, even though Smith witnessed his execution. A ... See full summary »

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Joachim Fuchsberger ...
Carl Jannsen
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Maria Muller
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Sir Charles
Howard Marion-Crawford ...
Dr. Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)
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Walter Rilla ...
Prof. Muller
Harry Brogan ...
Prof. Gaskell
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Lotus (as Poulet Tu)
Archie O'Sullivan ...
Chamberlain
Edwin Richfield ...
Chief Magistrate
Joe Lynch ...
Custodian
Peter Mosbacher ...
Hanumon (as Peter Mossbacher)
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Grand Lama (as Eric Young)
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Grisly strangulations in London alert Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard to the possibility that fiendish Fu Manchu may not after all be dead, even though Smith witnessed his execution. A killer spray made from Tibetan berries seems to be involved and clues keep leading back to the Thames. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Obey Fu Manchu Or Every Living Thing Will Die!


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24 October 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Mask of Fu Manchu  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia

Christopher Lee (Dr. Fu Manchu), Tsai Chin (Lin Tang) and Howard Marion-Crawford (Dr. Petrie) are the only actors to appear in all five "Fu Manchu" films. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie when Smith and Janssen rescue Prof. Muller and set up the bomb they capture Lin Tang, tie her up and gag her. Lin Tang is seen in the following making a great show of struggling against her bonds and even falling behind the bed, so that the guards did not find her when they looked into the room, so she couldn't alert them. So far the story, but looking at the way Lin Tang was tied up she would have been able to remove the gag every time she wanted to and cry out for help. See more »

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Follows Daughter of the Dragon (1931) See more »

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Music by Ivor Slaney
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Yellow Peril !
21 March 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Christopher Lee is Fu Manchu, an oriental megalomaniac searching for a poison made from the black hill poppy grown in Tibet, in this drama (not a comedy, like the namesakes with Peter Sellers) set in prewar Britain.

Its an adaption of a series of cheap newspaper stand novels of the "yellow peril" variety written before WW2, which were themselves, like the similar "Sexton Blake" novels, inspired by a Sherlock Holmes story by Conan Doyle.

There's a nice vintage car chase, although in an early scene contemporary postwar vehicles (including an Austin A30) are shown in a street. A scientist, apparently wealthy and owning a telephone, lives in what looks like a very shabby and derelict house – possibly a house due for demolition used by the film crew. The mistakes seem odd, as the car chase appears quite expensive and despite being a "second movie at the drive-in" its been made into colour (although by a rather poor process with a lack of blue).


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