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Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969) Poster

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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).
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The last feature of Howard Marion-Crawford
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The dam bursting scene is footage taken from the Dirk Bogarde film Campbell's Kingdom (1957). Bogarde is in the green checked shirt and Stanley Baker in the red shirt, both are recognizable in this footage.
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The fifth and final Christopher Lee Fu Manchu film.
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A sixth film was contracted but due to this movie's dismal box office performance and even worse critical reaction, it was swiftly canceled.
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Although credits state that locations were "filmed in Istanbul and surroundings", most of them correspond to Barcelona (Spain).
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Other titles include "Assignment Istanbul" and "The Torture Chamber of Fu Manchu".
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Richard Greene's second appearance as Fu Manchu's nemesis, Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard.
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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.
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The Nov. 6, 1968, edition of Variety magazine reported that Rossanno Brazzi was to have a lead role in this movie.
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