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The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 24 October 1965 (USA)
Grisly strangulations in London alert Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard to the possibility of the fiendish Fu Manchu may not be dead after all, even though Smith witnessed his execution. A ... See full summary »

Director:

Don Sharp

Writer:

Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Fu Manchu
Nigel Green ... Nayland Smith
Joachim Fuchsberger ... Carl Jannsen
Karin Dor ... Maria Muller
James Robertson Justice ... Sir Charles
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Dr. Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Tsai Chin ... Lin Tang
Walter Rilla ... Muller
Harry Brogan Harry Brogan ... Gaskell
Francesca Tu ... Lotus (as Poulet Tu)
Archie O'Sullivan Archie O'Sullivan ... Chamberlain
Edwin Richfield ... Chief Magistrate
Joe Lynch Joe Lynch ... Custodian
Peter Mosbacher ... Hanumon (as Peter Mossbacher)
Ric Young ... Grand Lama (as Eric Young)
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Storyline

Grisly strangulations in London alert Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard to the possibility of the fiendish Fu Manchu may not be dead after all, even though Smith witnessed his execution. A killer spray made from Tibetan berries seems to be involved and clues keep leading back to the Thames. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Details

Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

24 October 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mask of Fu Manchu See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2003)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As a publicity stunt, Producer Harry Alan Towers had Sir Christopher Lee tour European countries choosing a national beauty contest winner from each one, the prize being a part in the movie. However, despite their decorative appearances in Fu Manchu's cave headquarters, none of these beauties was allowed to utter a line, as they were not members of Equity. See more »

Goofs

When arming the bomb prop, Nayland Smith first plugs in some wires before pretending to turn a black dial, which clearly doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chief Magistrate: In the name of Imperial China, your presence is commanded here to witness an execution.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'U' rating. All cuts were waived in 1991 when the film was granted a 'PG' certificate for home video. See more »

Connections

Follows Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Radio Revels
(uncredited)
Music by Ivor Slaney
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Executioner... In the name of Imperial China...
27 March 2002 | by mister_pigSee all my reviews

...Death to Fu-Manchu!

And so begins this great movie! Well, maybe its not so great overall, but the opening sequence of this film rivals any other in intensity. After all, would you lay down face up for your own beheading? The fun thing about this movie is that every character, regardless of age or sex, avidly fist fights several times throughout the picture. Bottom line is... great fun to watch, just don't take it too seriously.


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