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Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969)
"The Castle of Fu Manchu" (original title)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Horror  |  1972 (USA)
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An evil Chinese mastermind plots to freeze the Earth's oceans.

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Cast

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Richard Greene ...
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Doctor Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Günther Stoll ...
Curt (as Gunther Stoll)
Rosalba Neri ...
Lisa
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Marie
José Manuel Martín ...
Omar Pashu (as Jose Manuel Martin)
Werner Abrolat ...
Melnik (as Werner Aprelat)
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Storyline

The evil mastermind Fu Manchu plots his latest scheme to basically freeze over the Earth's oceans with his diabolical new device. Opposing him is his arch-nemesis, Interpol's very British Dr. Nayland Smith. Written by crow_steve@hotmail.com

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He's Back!!! The World's Most Evil Man with a Fiendish Plan of Conquest


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1972 (USA)  »

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Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu  »

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ESP 12,985,224 (Spain)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Although credits state that locations were "filmed in Istanbul and surroundings", most of them correspond to Barcelona (Spain). See more »

Goofs

When Fu Man Chu's soldiers attack the castle for the first time, the defenders bayonets are clearly made of rubber. See more »

Quotes

Fu Manchu: The entrance to eternity. Beyond that door there is a tunnel which leads directly to the sea. Cisterns of water are poised above it. The touch of a lever will release hundreds of thousands of gallons of water into that tunnel, and combined with professor Heracles' crystals this can transform the entire sea into one gigantic block of ice.
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Crazy Credits

Maria Perschy's character is called Dr. Ingrid Koch but on the credits her character's name is given as Marie. See more »

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Follows Aaron's Rod (1923) See more »

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If Hoover and Eureka did brain surgery....
3 February 1999 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

...it would be by making movies like this. There are bad movies and then there are BAD movies. And then -- only THEN -- there's The Castle of Fu Manchu. Any attempt to find a plot will leave you exhausted after only the first few camera shots. But strangely, you find yourself thinking, "well, I must have missed something" or "well, I'm sure I'll catch on here in a minute" or "well, I'm sure this all comes clear in the end somehow." By the time you have sat through the whole thing, you could clean carpets by dragging your head across the floor. Some films are hilariously bad. Some are disturbingly bad. This one is just vacuously bad. This mass of completely wasted celluloid has got to be the worst movie from the third category of bad that you could ever find. My hope, for those of you who haven't yet seen it, is that you never never find yourself face to screen with it. You don't know how lucky you are and how very much I envy you.


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