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The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Crime | 16 December 1966 (USA)
Fu Manchu and his army of henchmen are kidnapping the daughters of prominent scientists and taking them to his remote island headquarters. Instead of asking for ransom, Fu demands that the ... See full summary »

Director:

Don Sharp

Writers:

Sax Rohmer (characters), Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Fu Manchu
Douglas Wilmer ... Nayland Smith
Heinz Drache ... Franz Baumer
Marie Versini ... Marie Lentz
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Doctor Petrie (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Tsai Chin ... Lin Tang
Rupert Davies ... Jules Merlin
Kenneth Fortescue Kenneth Fortescue ... Sergeant Spicer
Joseph Fürst ... Otto Lentz (as Joseph Furst)
Roger Hanin ... Inspector Pierre Grimaldi
Harald Leipnitz ... Nikki Sheldon
Carole Gray ... Michel Merlin
Burt Kwouk ... Feng
Salmaan Peerzada ... Abdul (as Salmaan Peer)
Ric Young ... Control Assistant (as Eric Young)
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Storyline

Fu Manchu and his army of henchmen are kidnapping the daughters of prominent scientists and taking them to his remote island headquarters. Instead of asking for ransom, Fu demands that the fathers help him to build a death ray, which he intends to use to take over the world. But Fu's archenemy, Sir Denis Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard, is determined not to let that happen. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Better dead than wed! See more »

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Adventure | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

16 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die 13 Sklavinnen des Dr. Fu Man Chu See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The video release of this film includes a clip of the climax from "The Face of Fu Manchu." This caused some inital confusion as some viewers thought Nigel Green was going to reprise his role of Nayland Smith. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Fu Manchu: As you were the leader of the rebellion, you shall be the first to go to the snakes.
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Alternate Versions

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

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Follows Karamaneh (1924) See more »

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Fu Fun
5 April 2014 | by fwdixonSee all my reviews

This second of five Fu Manchu movies with Christopher Lee is an action-packed thriller. Fu is trying to (what else) conquer the world, this time using massive amounts of electricity to create a death ray. Fu is kidnapping the wives/daughters of scientists to force them to help him. Recalcitrant scientists are quickly dispatched in grisly, typically Fu Manchu fashion. Their daughters don't fare too well either. Lee is great (as usual) as the fiendish Fu, the supporting cast is good, the girls are gorgeous and the script is pretty good for this type of thing. This might be the best entry in the series. My "B" Movie Meter: 8* out of 10*.


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