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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 » | Add synopsis »
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Subtle and insidious torture See more (31 total) »

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 ... Curt (as Gunther Stoll)
Rosalba Neri ... Lisa

Maria Perschy ... Marie
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)
David de Keyser ... of Omar Pasha and others (voice)
Robert Rietty ... of Curt and others (voice)

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

Burt Kwouk ... Feno (uncredited)
Gustavo Re ... Professor Heracles (uncredited)
Gene Reyes ... Ahmet's Aide (uncredited)
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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
 

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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)
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) | UK:PG | USA:PG | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
A sixth film was contracted but due to this movie's dismal box office performance and even worse critical reaction, it was swiftly canceled.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Despite being set in the 1920s, a 1960s-style car can be seen on the harbor in Istanbul during the sequence where Lin Tang is having her secret meeting on the ferry.See more »
Quotes:
Fu Manchu:[Over the radio] This is my ultimatum; within the next few hours the Bosphorus and the city of Istanbul will be destroyed.
Dr. Petrie:It's not true! It can't be true!
Inspector Ahmet:Doctor Petrie, calm yourself.
Fu Manchu:[Over the radio] The powers of the world have relied upon one man: Nayland-Smith. Nayland-Smith is dead.
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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Subtle and insidious torture, 30 December 1998

Handsome but utterly incoherent nonsense. Nice locations and sets and Lee looks really impressive in those Mandarin robes, but cripes, it's got about 30 extraneous characters, a vague and torturous plot, and a nonexistent ending. Bad in a way cheaper movies can't be; you can't help thinking it *must* have a plot because it *looks* well-made, so you end up blaming yourself for not getting it and you feel wretched and vaguely ill...agh. Took a grave toll on the Satellite of Love's morale and it will on yours.

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