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Director:
Writers:
Sax Rohmer (characters)
Harry Alan Towers (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 October 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Obey Fu Manchu Or Every Living Thing Will Die!
Plot:
Grisly strangulations in London alert Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard to the possibility that fiendish Fu Manchu may not after all be dead... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Fu Manchu

Nigel Green ... Nayland Smith
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Carl Jannsen

Karin Dor ... Maria Muller

James Robertson Justice ... Sir Charles
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Dr. Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)

Tsai Chin ... Lin Tang
Walter Rilla ... Prof. Muller
Harry Brogan ... Prof. Gaskell

Francesca Tu ... Lotus (as Poulet Tu)
Archie O'Sullivan ... Chamberlain
Edwin Richfield ... Chief Magistrate
Joe Lynch ... Custodian
Peter Mosbacher ... Hanumon (as Peter Mossbacher)

Ric Young ... Grand Lama (as Eric Young)
Deborah DeLacey ... Slave Girl (as Deborah De Lacey)

Jim Norton ... Mathius
Jack O'Reilly ... Constable
Peter Mayock ... Soldier
Aiden Grennell ... Security Guard
Ray Mackin ... Soldier
Kevin Flood ... Traffic Policeman
John Franklin ... Morgue Attendant
Conor Evans ... River Police Officer
Derek Young ... Village Official

Directed by
Don Sharp 
 
Writing credits
Sax Rohmer (characters)

Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck)

Produced by
Harry Alan Towers .... producer (as Peter Welbeck)
Oliver A. Unger .... executive producer (as Oliver Unger)
 
Original Music by
Christopher Whelen 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Steward (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Trumper 
 
Art Direction by
Frank White 
 
Makeup Department
Anne Box .... hairdresser (as Ann Box)
Gerry Fletcher .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
John Comfort .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barrie Melrose .... assistant director
Anthony B. Unger .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ken Cameron .... sound recordist
Fred Hughesdon .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Bawden .... camera operator (as Jimmy Bawden)
H.A.R. Thomson .... camera operator: second unit (as H.A.R. Thompson)
Michael Browne .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Edwards .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
John Colville .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christopher Whelen .... conductor
Ivor Slaney .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
 
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Runtime:
89 min | UK:92 min (2003)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
How to make an action film with no action, no spectacular sets and no violence, 16 May 2007
Author: Maciste_Brother from the rock

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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