The Face of Fu Manchu

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The Face of Fu Manchu
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Don Sharp
Produced by Harry Alan Towers
Oliver A. Unger
Written by Harry Alan Towers
Starring Christopher Lee
Nigel Green
Howard Marion-Crawford
Tsai Chin
Music by Christopher Whelen
Cinematography Ernest W. Steward
Ernie Stewart
Edited by John Trumper
Production
  company
Hallam Productions (UK)
Constantin Film (W. Germany)
Distributed by Seven Arts
Release date(s) 1965
Running time 96 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $1,300,000[1]
Poster of The Face of Fu Manchu

The Face of Fu Manchu is a 1965 British/German co-production thriller based on the character of Fu Manchu, the Chinese villain created by Sax Rohmer. Don Sharp directed, with Christopher Lee as Fu Manchu and Nigel Green as Nayland Smith, the Scotland Yard detective in his pursuit.

It was produced by Harry Alan Towers in a co-production for Hallam Films and Constantin Film and was filmed on location in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. The film was the first in a series of five, the next of which was The Brides of Fu Manchu.

Plot[edit]

A ghostly execution of world mastermind criminal Fu Manchu is witnessed by nemesis Nayland Smith. Back in England, however, it is increasingly apparent that Fu Manchu is still operating. Smith is quick to detect that the execution he witnessed was that of a double, an actor hypnotised into taking Fu Manchu's place. The villain is back in London, working from a secret base underneath the River Thames. He has kidnapped the esteemed Professor Muller, who holds the key to a potentially deadly solution from the seeds of a rare Tibetan flower.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Anticipated rentals accruing distributors in North America. See "Top Grossers of 1965", Variety, 5 January 1966 p 36

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