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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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The master of evil takes a harem of horror! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

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 »

Company Credits

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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

Christopher Lee (Dr. Fu Manchu), Tsai Chin (Lin Tang) and Howard Marion-Crawford (Dr. Petrie) are the only actors to appear in all five "Fu Manchu" films. See more »

Goofs

All the Brides, including the 2 leading women, were dressed and coiffed strictly in 1966 styles, which worked against the period flavor of the piece. See more »

Quotes

Sir Dennis Nayland Smith: You have nothing to celebrate, Fu Manchu. The arms conference is safe. You are beaten.
Fu Manchu: That is where you are wrong, Commissioner. In a few moments there will be no arms conference.
Sir Dennis Nayland Smith: You will release that girl now and order your men to line up over there. I will count three before I fire. One... two...
Fu Manchu: [to henchman] Send her 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 »

Connections

Followed by The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967) See more »

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Extremely entertaining.
27 December 2002 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"The Brides of Fu Manchu" is the second of five Fu Manchu movies produced by Harry Alan Towers and starring Christopher Lee.The film is definitely the most entertaining of all the Fu Manchu films.The production values are top notch and the film is well-directed and acted.This time Fu Manchu wants to conquer the world("In a few moments,the entire world will capitulate to me.This is the destiny of Fu Manchu."-Fu Manchu).Fu Manchu's new evil plan is to send explosive energy via sound waves to small receivers placed in various cities throughout the world.It's up to Nayland Smith(Douglas Wilmer)to stop him...Anyway I enjoyed this film and you should too,if you like British horror/crime cinema.All the actresses starring in it are beautiful,especially Tsai Chin,the evil daughter of Fu Manchu.Fu Manchu returns a year later in "The Vengeance of Fu Manchu"(1967).


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