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The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  January 1968 (USA)
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In his remote Asian hideaway the evil Fu Manchu plots the death and discredit of his arch rival, Inspector Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard, as the first step in his plan to become leader of ... See full summary »

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In his remote Asian hideaway the evil Fu Manchu plots the death and discredit of his arch rival, Inspector Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard, as the first step in his plan to become leader of the world's most terrible criminals. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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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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When Maria Lieberson is branded by Fu Manchu's henchman, the henchman first spits on the supposedly red-hot branding iron, but no steam or smoke rises from the iron. Then, in the brief shot where he pulls the iron back from her flesh, her skin is clearly unmarked. Then, in the following shot, Maria's back shows a red welt from the branding iron, but it is much larger than would have been made by the iron used. See more »

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Harry Alan Towers' third Fu Manchu film is another step down in this steadily deteriorating series.
23 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is the third film in the revived Fu Manchu series from hit-and-run international film financier Harry Alan Towers. It represents yet another step down in this steadily deteriorating series. Towers' first mistake was in replacing director Don Sharp with Jeremy Summers, a TV-director whose only other theatrical credit was Gerry & the Pacemakers' feature "Ferry Cross the Mersey". His next mistake was filming in less-than ideal international locations, a characteristic of most of Towers' subsequent productions.

Filmed in Hong Kong, the film manages to pass up every opportunity for location flavor; the cramped film could have been made on any soundstage in the world. For reasons unknown, Summers chose to shoot with live sound on Hong Kong's non-soundproofed stages and, in the sceneof a delicate medical operation conducted, supposedly, in the bowels of a Tibetan temple, construction noises and traffic sounds are clearly audible.

The part of nominal star Christopher Lee is essentially an extended cameo. Instead, the film highlights Maria Rohm, Towers' German-born wife, who has never made a film for anyone but her husband. Here, she has one of her showiest roles as a nightclub singer, wearing a variety of glamorous costumes and lip syncing two awful songs performed on the soundtrack by Samantha Jones.

Ironically, this would be the only film in the series given USA release through a major distributor: Warner Brothers. But they held it low regard: a number of release prints were struck in black and white and it played on the bottom half of a double bill with "The Shuttered Room".


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