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The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

 -  Comedy  -  8 August 1980 (USA)
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Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, ... See full summary »

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Alice Rage
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Sir Roger Avery
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Joe Capone
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Robert Townsend
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Pete Williams
Stratford Johns ...
Ismail
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Perkins
John Sharp ...
Sir Nules Thudd
Clément Harari ...
Dr. Wretch
Kwan-Young Lee ...
Tong
John Tan ...
Dacoit
Philip Tan ...
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Serge Julien ...
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Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in Washington. The FBI sends agents Capone and Williams to England to confer with Nayland Smith, an expert on Fu. Nayland suspects Fu will kidnap the king and queen and demand the George V diamond as ransom. Scotland Yard recruits Alice Rage to stand-in for the queen. Fu nabs the "fake" queen; Rage becomes enamored of Fu and aids him in his quest for the George V diamond. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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He's evil. He's diabolical. He's invincible. He's engaged. (He's also available for parties). See more »

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The song sung by Police Constable Alice Rage (Helen Mirren) was the Music Hall classic "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow". See more »

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Fu Manchu: Hello, boys...
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Follows The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956) See more »

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Rule Britannia
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Music by Thomas Arne
Arranged by Marc Wilkinson
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Satisfying for Sellers fans
30 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While "The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu" is by no means the best of Peter Sellers' work, for those who are fans and appreciate his whole output, the movie is enjoyable. Multiple characters for Sellers, "Goon Show"-type humor, a measure of unreality and strong supporting performances all contribute to it. The movie manages to mix only a few out-and-out laughs with some more subtle comedy, some farce, and even a few moments to ponder. The fact that it was Sellers' last performance might add to its attachment for fans, but I'll argue that it is a good and under-appreciated comedy. I'll hang onto my VHS copy and hope that a DVD version is produced.


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