The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)

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The nefarious Fu Manchu strikes again in this crime drama. This time the megalomaniacal Manchu plots to earn the money he needs to build a world-dominating ray gun by abducting the daughters of 12 important world leaders. His dastardly daughter assists.

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Cast

Christopher Lee
as Fu Manchu
Douglas Wilmer
as Sir Dennis Nayland Smith
Marie Versini
as Marie Lentz
Heinz Drache
as Franz Baumer
Tsai Chin
as Lin Tang
Joseph Fürst
as Otto Lentz
Carole Gray
as Michele
Harald Leipnitz
as Nikki Sheldon
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Critic Reviews for The Brides of Fu Manchu

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The second Fu Manchu in the series is weaker than the original The Face of Fu Manchu, but still enjoyable hokum.

October 13, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Brides of Fu Manchu

Christopher Lee Plays an Excellent Fu Manchu, his acting throughout this movie is outstanding and stellar. Fu Manchu is kidnapping scientist and their daughters to develop a death ray . But the law is out to stop him. Having been filmed in 1966 this film was good enough to convince me to watch the 2 other Fu Manchu movies staring Christopher Lee, I think this is his best role. 4 stars 3-12-12

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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I have to be honest here and say that I haven't seen any of the films in the Fu Manchu series, and being that this is a sequel, it's probably not the best place to start because it seems to be following a story of sorts. Christopher Lee stars in The Brides of Fu Manchu, which picks up where the previous film The Face of Fu Manchu left off. It apparently was successful enough to warrant a set of sequels and I guess it doesn't really matter what order you watch them in. I'm assuming they're all pretty much the same. Like I said, I haven't seen the others, but this isn't terribly impressive, nor is it all that entertaining. It's quite boring actually, but it does have Christopher Lee in Asian make-up, some beautiful young ladies and lots of Karate and Judo from not just the bad guys but the good guys too. Apparently if you fight in one of these movies, you automatically know how to Judo chop. It reminded me a lot of early Bond movies in that regard. So I guess in some sick, twisted and demented sort of way it has some watchability to it, but only for the reasons that I mentioned. It's not a good movie by any stretch of the imagination, but I am curious to see the rest of the films in the series just to see where it goes from here. It won't get any better, I'm sure.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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