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Release Date:
16 December 1966 (USA) See more »
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Fu Manchu and his army of henchmen are kidnapping the daughters of prominent scientists and taking them to his remote island headquarters... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Lee is terrific in this entertaining sequel to 'The Face Of Fu Manchu'. See more (23 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Fu Manchu
Douglas Wilmer ... Nayland Smith

Heinz Drache ... Franz Baumer

Marie Versini ... Marie Lentz

Howard Marion-Crawford ... Doctor Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)

Tsai Chin ... Lin Tang

Rupert Davies ... Jules Merlin
Kenneth Fortescue ... Sergeant Spicer

Joseph Fürst ... Otto Lentz (as Joseph Furst)

Roger Hanin ... Inspector Pierre Grimaldi

Harald Leipnitz ... Nikki Sheldon

Carole Gray ... Michel Merlin

Burt Kwouk ... Feng

Salmaan Peerzada ... Abdul (as Salmaan Peer)

Ric Young ... Control Assistant (as Eric Young)
Wendy Gifford ... Louise

Francesca Tu ... Lotus (as Poulet Tu)
Sally Sheridan ... Shiva (as Danni Sheridan)
Denis Holmes ... Constable
Maureen Beck ... Nurse Brown
Michael Chow ... Guard
Kristopher Kum ... Wireless Operator (as Christopher Kum)
Tommy Yapp ... Dacoit
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ulla Berglin ... Fu Manchu's Slave (uncredited)
Cecil Cheng ... Control Room Dacoit (uncredited)
Denis Chin ... Policeman (uncredited)
Alan Chuntz ... Dacoit (uncredited)

Nicholas Courtney ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Danielle Defrère ... Fu Manchu's Slave (uncredited)
Evelyne Dhéliat ... Fu Manchu's Slave (uncredited)
Yvonne Ekmann ... Danish Girl (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Theatre Audience (uncredited)
Anje Langstraat ... Dutch Bride (uncredited)
David Lawton ... Man (uncredited)
Alan Meacham ... Theatre Audience (uncredited)
Ken Parry ... Hospital Receptionist (uncredited)
Katerina Quest ... Fu Manchu's Slave (uncredited)
Christine Rau ... Fu Manchu's Slave (uncredited)
Gaby Schär ... Fu Manchu's Slave (uncredited)

Lucille Soong ... Ling / Bride (uncredited)
Vincent Wong ... Dacoit (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Sharp 
Writing credits
Sax Rohmer (characters)

Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck)

Don Sharp  uncredited

Produced by
David Henley .... producer (as A David Henley Film)
Harry Alan Towers .... producer
Original Music by
Bruce Montgomery 
Cinematography by
Ernest Steward (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Allan Morrison 
Art Direction by
Frank White 
Makeup Department
Anne Box .... hair stylist (as Ann Box)
George Partleton .... makeup artist
Production Management
John Comfort .... production manager
Roberto Bakker .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Eady .... second unit director
Barrie Melrose .... assistant director
Art Department
George Lack .... assistant art director
Tony Curtis .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Len Abbott .... sound recordist
John Brommage .... sound recordist
Roy Piper .... dubbing editor
Fred Hughesdon .... sound (uncredited)
Terry Sharratt .... sound (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator
John von Kotze .... cinematographer: second unit (as John Kotze)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harry Haynes .... wardrobe supervisor (as H. Haynes)
T. Haynes .... wardrobe supervisor
Location Management
Bruce Sharman .... location manager
Music Department
Philip Martell .... conductor
Other crew
Josie Fulford .... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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94 min | West Germany:85 min | Germany:81 min (DVD version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Anachronisms: All the Brides, including the 2 leading women, were dressed and coiffed strictly in 1966 styles, which worked against the period flavor of the piece.See more »
Fu Manchu:As you were the leader of the rebellion, you shall be the first to go to the snakes.See more »
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Lee is terrific in this entertaining sequel to 'The Face Of Fu Manchu'., 25 April 2004
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

This is the sequel to 'The Face Of Fu Manchu'. Once again Harry Alan Towers is the writer/producer, Don Sharp is the director, and Christopher Lee plays the fiendish Dr Fu Manchu, criminal mastermind. Fu Manchu's arch enemy Nayland Smith is played this time around by Douglas Wilmer ('The Vampire Lovers'), replacing Nigel Green. I miss Green but Wilmer is pretty good and Lee is terrific as always. Smith's Watson-like sidekick Dr. Petrie is once again played by Howard Marion-Crawford, and Tsai Chin returns as Fu Manchu's evil daughter Lin Tang. Horror buffs will get a kick out of seeing Heinz Dracher ('Circus Of Fear') as Franz and Rupert Davies ('Witchfinder General') as Jules Merlin. Also keep an eye out for Burt "Kato" Kwouk as Fu Manchu's assistant Feno. The plot concerns Fu Manchu's development of a death ray with which he plans to dominate the world. He kidnaps beautiful girls from various countries who are the daughters of prominent scientists or politicians to force them to cooperate. But Nayland Smith (who is kind of Sherlock Holmes to Fu Manchu's Moriarty) is soon onto his scheme and it becomes a race against time to stop Fu Manchu from taking over the world. I always thought that Sax Rhomer's Fu Manchu was a terrific villain, but in these politically correct times it's unlikely we'll see him return to our movies screens. Even the recent comic adaptation 'The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' left his character out. Lee makes a perfect Fu Manchu even if he is sometimes let down by a mundane script and budgetary limitations. 'The Brides Of Fu Manchu' is just as entertaining as 'The Face Of Fu Manchu', so if you enjoyed the first movie you'll have fun watching this one. There were three more movies in the series and it is generally thought that each was progressively worse than the last, so proceed with caution...

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