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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 by) (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 »

Genres:

Adventure | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Rupert Davies and Roger Hanin receive 'Guest Stars' credits. See more »

Goofs

Otto Lentz refers to the "British Broadcasting Company". The 'C' in 'BBC' stands for "Corporation". See more »

Quotes

Lin Tang: [hears gunfire] More shooting. The temple must be full of soldiers.
Fu Manchu: It is of no importance. Within a few moments the entire world will capitulate to me. This is the destiny of Fu Manchu.
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Crazy Credits

Final entry in the opening credits cast list is 'The Brides of Fu Manchu'. See more »

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 »

Connections

Follows The Knocking on the Door (1923) See more »

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No one will notice, squire
28 January 2016 | by dsewizzrd-1See all my reviews

Christopher Lee is Fu Manchu and kidnaps the daughters of leading scientists in the Edwardian era in order to build a wireless transmitter that transmit power waves. He then hypnotises the women into submission (why not the scientists).

In one scene, what is clearly a pre-heterodyne wireless set he sends a message to his adversary, but then in the next scene behind it is a record player when he shows the message to his colleagues, like they changed the script halfway through.

There's also a scene where an actor turns off a noisy tap halfway through a telephone call, a car is shown whole after it has been crashed, a police constable that slips and slides on the road but recovers, a painful looking stage dive during a melee, and a flighty horse that looks like its about to run away.


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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

16 December 1966 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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