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The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)

During the Boxer Rebellion in China during the early 20th century, in which a Chinese secret society attacked all westerners and anyone who associated with them, Dr. Fu Manchu's wife and ... See full summary »

Director:

Rowland V. Lee (uncredited)

Writers:

Lloyd Corrigan (dialogue), Lloyd Corrigan (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warner Oland ... Dr. Fu Manchu
Neil Hamilton ... Dr. Jack Petrie
Jean Arthur ... Lia Eltham
O.P. Heggie ... Inspector Nayland Smith
William Austin ... Sylvester Wadsworth
Claude King ... Sir John Petrie
Charles A. Stevenson ... General Petrie
Evelyn Selbie ... Fai Lu
Noble Johnson ... Li Po
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During the Boxer Rebellion in China during the early 20th century, in which a Chinese secret society attacked all westerners and anyone who associated with them, Dr. Fu Manchu's wife and child are killed by foreigners. Enraged, he vows to take his revenge on the British army officers he holds responsible for the killings. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The world's most thrilling villian-Alive and talking (Print Ad-Steuban Farmer's Advocate,((Bath, NY)) 25 December 1929) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu See more »

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Mono (MovieTone) (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The title was changed from "The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu." Some advertising material carries the original title. See more »

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Follows The Scented Envelopes (1923) See more »

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Restored Version Available?
1 January 2013 | by orionviewSee all my reviews

Restored Version Available? Or better yet a colorized version? The original book is free on Gutenburg. The film that is shown now is practically unwatchable but the story and the actors are engaging in the film and would make it worthwhile watching in an HD or colorized version. Oland, Hamilton, and Arthur were all engaged in the silent film era and this is their plunge into the talkies. So you have skilled actors with a good story, but the display is wanting. This is the first Fu Manchu film of the talkies era and it was good. However 83 years later the film itself is in tatters. Message me if you have a lead on an A+ quality version of the film and I (and many others) will snap it up quickly.


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