The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu

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The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu
"The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu" (1930).jpg
Directed by Rowland V. Lee
Produced by Rowland V. Lee
Written by Sax Rohmer (novel)
Lloyd Corrigan
Florence Ryerson
Starring Warner Oland
O. P. Heggie
Jean Arthur
Neil Hamilton
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • May 2, 1930 (1930-05-02)
Running time
71-73 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu is a 1930 American Pre-Code film directed Rowland V. Lee. It is the second of three films starring Warner Oland as the fiendish Fu Manchu, who returns from apparent death in the previous film to seek revenge on those he holds responsible for the death of his wife and child. It was loosely adapted from the novel of the same name by Sax Rohmer.[1]


Critical reception[edit]

The New York Times critic wrote, "melodramatic as the film is, it is not quite as exciting as its predecessor, The Mysterious Dr. Fu, in which Warner Oland did better work. O.P. Heggie as the inspector, Neil Hamilton as Petrie and Jean Arthur in the rôle of Lia are acceptable."[2]


  1. ^ "The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)". BFI. Retrieved August 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ Film review,; accessed August 7, 2015.

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