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The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)

The villainous master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu sets out to destroy the people he holds responsible for the death of his family.

Director:

Rowland V. Lee

Writers:

Sax Rohmer (novel), Lloyd Corrigan (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warner Oland ... Dr. Fu Manchu
O.P. Heggie ... Inspector Nayland Smith
Jean Arthur ... Lia Eltham
Neil Hamilton ... Dr. Jack Petrie
Evelyn Hall Evelyn Hall ... Lady Agatha Bartley
William Austin ... Sylvester Wadsworth
Margaret Fealy ... Lady Helen Bartley
Shayle Gardner Shayle Gardner ... Detective Harding
Evelyn Selbie ... Fai Lu
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The villainous master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu sets out to destroy the people he holds responsible for the death of his family.

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Genres:

Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and may not have ever been televised. See more »

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Follows Cragmire Tower (1924) See more »

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Insufferable sequel, though the last 2 minutes are reasonably exciting!
30 May 2018 | by gridoon2018See all my reviews

The first film ("The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu") was barely watchable, and this follow-up is not much better. It's about 90% talk and 10% action. Warner Oland has screen charisma but his arch-nemesis, O.P. Heggie (playing Inspector Smith) has almost none, so their supposedly grand "battle of wits" is mostly just a tedious exchange of words. But the last 2 minutes ARE reasonably exciting - if you make it that far. *1/2 out of 4.


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