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The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  24 October 1965 (USA)
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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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The Mask of Fu Manchu  »

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Trivia

As a publicity stunt, producer Harry Alan Towers had Christopher Lee tour European countries choosing a national beauty contest winner from each one, the prize being a part in the film. However, despite their decorative appearances in Fu Manchu's cave headquarters, none of these beauties was allowed to utter a line as they were not members of Equity. See more »

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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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Radio Revels
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Music by Ivor Slaney
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How to make an action film with no action, no spectacular sets and no violence
16 May 2007 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

I love action films based on over-the-top characters like the legendary Fu Manchu. If there's a character that screams larger than life, it's Fu Manchu. Unfortunately, THE FACE OF FU MANCHU is not a really satisfying action/fantasy movie. Compared to the vibrant, colorful, sexy and clearly over-the-top James Bond films made during the same time, THE FACE OF FU MANCHU looks cheap, stodgy and uninspired. In fact, at times, I thought I was watching a BBC radio show. So many old actors hamming away expository dialogue within dull sets. Poor production values and unconvincing fight scenes do not help in creating an exciting, exotic action film. Hard to believe this spawned several sequels.


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