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Writers:
Jesús Franco (story)
Sax Rohmer (novels)
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Release Date:
24 September 1969 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
LUSCIOUS LIPS - Lethal in their biting sting of death! See more »
Plot:
Fu Manchu inoculates ten women with poison, to kill ten world leaders. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Christopher Lee ... Fu Manchu
Richard Greene ... Nayland Smith
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Dr. Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Götz George ... Carl Jansen

Maria Rohm ... Ursula Wagner
Ricardo Palacios ... Sancho Lopez

Loni von Friedl ... Celeste
Frances Khan ... Carmen

Tsai Chin ... Lin Tang
Isaura de Oliveira ... Yuma

Shirley Eaton ... Black Widow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David de Keyser ... of The Governor andothers (voice)
Robert Rietty ... of Jansen and Lopez and others (voice)
Marcelo Arroita-Jáuregui ... The Governor (uncredited)
Olívia Pineschi ... One of Fu's Girl (uncredited)
Vicente Roca ... Governor's Secretary (uncredited)

Francesca Tu ... Lotus (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jesús Franco  story and screenplay (as J. Franco)
Manfred R. Köhler  story and screenplay (uncredited)
Sax Rohmer  novels
Harry Alan Towers  story and screenplay (as Peter Welbeck)

Produced by
Harry Alan Towers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Merino 
 
Film Editing by
Waltraut Lindenau (German version)
Allan Morrison (original version)
Stanley Frazen (uncredited)
Ángel Serrano (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Peter Gasper (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Juan Estelrich .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Bill Creed .... dubbing editor
Malcolm Stewart .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Andrew .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Rick Greenhead .... telecine colorist
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Against All Odds" - USA (video title)
"Fu Manchu's Kiss of Death" - International (English title) (literal title)
"Kiss and Kill" - USA (alternative title)
"Kiss of Death" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
92 min | Germany:82 min | USA:94 min (DVD)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2006) | Norway:16 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (uncut version, re-rating) | USA:PG | USA:Unrated (DVD uncut version) | USA:M (original rating) | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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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 »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Kiss me just once, 24 July 2009
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

The 4th of the 5 Fu Manchu movies with Christopher Lee takes the villain to a new hiding-place in Brazil. He uses a snake venom to blind and kill his enemies. Immune girls are passing on the poison to the victims by a kiss of death. Carl Jansen (Götz George) finds Fu Manchu, and Nayland Smith urgently needs help because he's been kissed already. The whole movie makes no sense at all (even the trip to Brazil isn't necessary for Nayland Smith, since the antidote was available in England from the girl who gave the kiss), but I didn't worry much about logic because it is so much fun! Just a handful of examples: Dr Petrie is unshaken by any danger, but cold tea really upsets him... A bandit steals a book, then throws it away: "No pictures, only words! Terrible!" he says with the justified wrath of the illiterate. The governor keeps Jansen prisoner for three days under false accusation - and apologizes that "good chess players are hard to find"!

Ricardo Palacios as Lopez makes a much better co-villain than Horst Frank in the previous movie because he provides such a great difference: the short, fat, sweating, ugly bandit compared to the tall, lean, stiff, ascetic mastermind. Lopez is the first one with the guts to ask: „How much do you pay?", and Lee dryly replies: „Freedom is not measured in terms of money..." Brilliant moments, and the camera work with its close-ups and focusing is looking much more creative than the traditional job in „The Vengeance of Fu Manchu". Last not least, more sexy girls than ever before! I voted 7/8/5/7/4 for the five movies.

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