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Director:
Writers:
Jaime Jesús Balcázar (dialogue: Spanish version)
Manfred Barthel (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's Back!!! The World's Most Evil Man with a Fiendish Plan of Conquest
Plot:
An evil Chinese mastermind plots to freeze the Earth's oceans. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Fu Manchu

Richard Greene ... Nayland Smith

Howard Marion-Crawford ... Doctor Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Günther Stoll ... Dr. Curt Kessler (as Gunther Stoll)
Rosalba Neri ... Lisa

Maria Perschy ... Marie / Ingrid
José Manuel Martín ... Omar Pashu (as Jose Manuel Martin)
Werner Abrolat ... Melnik (as Werner Aprelat)

Tsai Chin ... Lin Tang
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stanley Baker ... Running Man (archive footage)

Dirk Bogarde ... Running Man (archive footage)
Mike Brendel ... Pascha's Gun Man (uncredited)
David de Keyser ... Omar Pasha and others (voice) (uncredited)

Jesús Franco ... Inspector Ahmet (uncredited)
Herbert Fux ... Governer (uncredited)
Osvaldo Genazzani ... Sir Robert (uncredited)

Burt Kwouk ... Feng (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gustavo Re ... Professor Heracles (uncredited)
Gene Reyes ... Ahmet's Aide (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Curt and others (voice) (uncredited)
Moisés Augusto Rocha ... Fu Manchu Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jaime Jesús Balcázar  dialogue: Spanish version
Manfred Barthel  screenplay
Manfred Barthel  story
Michael Haller  uncredited in English version
Sax Rohmer  characters
Harry Alan Towers  screenplay (as Peter Welbeck)

Produced by
Harry Alan Towers .... producer
Jaime Jesús Balcázar .... producer (uncredited in English version)
 
Original Music by
Charles Camilleri 
Malcomb Shelby 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Merino 
 
Film Editing by
John Colville 
 
Production Design by
Santiago Ontañón  (as Santiago Ontanon)
 
Costume Design by
Berenice Sparano 
 
Makeup Department
Ascensión Hernández .... assistant makeup artist
Adrián Jaramillo .... key makeup artist
Peter Jonas .... assistant makeup artist
Vicenta Salvadó .... hair stylist (as Vicenta Salvador)
 
Production Management
Juan Estelrich .... production manager (as Juan Estelriech)
Remo Odevaine .... production leader
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Federico Canudas .... assistant director
Ricardo Franco .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Adrian McDonald .... dubbing editor
Tommy Myers .... dubbing mixer
Hermann Storr .... sound editor
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helga Lange .... assistant wardrobe
María Luisa Soriano .... wardrobe (as Maruja Soriano)
 
Editorial Department
María Luisa Soriano .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Charles Camilleri .... conductor
 
Other crew
Herminia Arnau .... script supervisor
Bruno Leder .... production assistant
Lamberto Palmieri .... production assistant
Ginés Rodríguez .... production assistant
Paul Bürks .... voice dubbing (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Castle of Fu Manchu" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
Germany:85 min | Spain:92 min | USA:92 min | USA:92 min (DVD version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Singapore:PG | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1991) (1995) (2007) | UK:A (original rating) (1970) | USA:PG | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
All of the footage at the beginning of the movie featuring a large ocean liner striking an iceberg and sinking is all stock footage from the famed 1958, British Titanic film, A Night to Remember (1958).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Despite being set in the 1920's, when Inspector Ahmet is introduced, he's clearly standing in front of modern Goodyear sign.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Petrie:It's hot in here.
Inspector Ahmet:Then take your clothes off.
Dr. Petrie:A gentleman never takes his clothes off in public!
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Movie Connections:
Edited from A Night to Remember (1958)See more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Fifth and Final of the Series, 27 February 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Castle of FuManchu, The (1968)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

The fifth and final film in Christopher Lee's FuManchu series is considered by many to be the worst but I personally found it so bad that I was able to have a little fun with it. The film has FuManchu (Lee) once again trying to take over the world and by now you might be asking when the guy is just going to give up and go home. Anyway, this time he plans on freezing all the oceans in the world so he kidnaps a doctor to perform an operation on the one man who knows how to do such a thing. THE CASTLE OF FUMANCHU isn't a good movie so you shouldn't go into the film expecting anything other that pure silliness. There's no question this is a bad movie but thankfully it's bad enough to be mildly entertaining but I'm sure most people will be smart enough to hit the eject button by the thirty-minute mark. Once again Lee appears to have only enough energy to cash a paycheck as he's obviously not too thrilled about doing this picture. As in the previous film, Lee pretty much just sleepwalks through the film and offers up very little energy. The supporting cast includes Gunther Stoll playing the doctor, Jose Manuel Martin as an opium dealer and cult favorite Rosalba Neri playing an assassin. These supporting players are certainly one of the few good things in the film. The film has a bigger budget than most Franco pictures but that's not saying too much because we still get all sorts of cheapness including some stock footage from the Titanic picture A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, which certainly doesn't mix well with any of the new footage. The film does have some decent cinematography but there's just not enough here to make it worth viewing. Fans of Lee, Franco or FuManchu are bound to be disappointed with this film, which turned out to be the last in the series.

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