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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fu Manchu
... Nayland Smith
... Carl Jannsen
... Maria Muller
... Sir Charles
... Dr. Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)
... Lin Tang
... Muller
Harry Brogan ... Gaskell
... Lotus (as Poulet Tu)
Archie O'Sullivan ... Chamberlain
... Chief Magistrate
Joe Lynch ... Custodian
... Hanumon (as Peter Mossbacher)
... Grand Lama (as Eric Young)
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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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The Mask of Fu Manchu  »

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In New York City, there was a municipal election being held at the time of the film's release, and a creative publicist had posters declaring "Fu Manchu for Mayor" printed. Fu Manchu ultimately wound up with a considerable write-in vote on election day. See more »

Goofs

The car which goes off the road and is wrecked during the chase sequence is about one decade more recent than the one in which the principals have been driving, and from which they emerge after the wreck. See more »

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[first lines]
Chief Magistrate: In the name of Imperial China, your presence is commanded here to witness an execution.
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Follows The Fiery Hand (1923) See more »

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Music by Ivor Slaney
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An enjoyable film!
26 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

"The Face of Fu Manchu" is a surprisingly good horror/crime directed by Don Sharp("The Brides of Fu Manchu","Kiss of the Vampire").Fu Manchu was created by British pulp writer Sax Rohmer.This Asian super-villain appeared on screen in early 30's-in "The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu"(1929),"The Return of Fu Manchu"(1930)and in the excellent "The Mask of Fu Manchu"(1932)with Boris Karloff."The Face of Fu Manchu" is the first and best in a series made by exploitation producer Harry Alan Towers.Christopher Lee is excellent as Fu Manchu-the film is stylish and nice to look at.The opening beheading of Lee is a really haunting moment.The other Fu Manchu movies are:"The Brides of Fu Manchu"(1966),"The Vengeance of Fu Manchu"(1967),"The Castle of Fu Manchu"(1969)and "The Blood of Fu Manchu"(1968)-the last two films were directed by Jesus Franco.


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