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Chandu the Magician (1932)

Chandu the Magician (1932)





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Movie Info

Campy film about a magician who uses his supernatural powers to stop an evil man from destroying the world with his death ray.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Bela Lugosi
as Roxor
Edmund Lowe
as Chandu / Frank Chandler
Irene Ware
as Princess Nadji
Herbert Mundin
as Albert Miggles
Henry B. Walthall
as Robert Regent
Weldon Heyburn
as Abdullah
June Lang
as Betty Lou Regent
Nestor Aber
as Bobby Regent
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Critic Reviews for Chandu the Magician

All Critics (2)

This programmer benefits from solid production values -- it was shot by the legendary James Wong Howe and co-directed (with Marcel Varnel) by renowned art director William Cameron Menzies -- but the story and acting are strictly amateur hour.

Full Review… | September 17, 2016
Creative Loafing

This silly fantasy sci-fi adventure film is based on a popular radio serial.

Full Review… | July 22, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Chandu the Magician


A fantastic adventure film from the thirties. Lugosi is great in this movie too. I highly recommend this one.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

This is Bela Lugosi in his prime. His performance as the evil Roxan is definitely the best part of this old, Saturday matinee movie. I did not care at all, however, for Edmund Lowe as Chandu. The sets are large, the visual effects pretty good for the time, and the pacing is rapid-fire (as all good serials should have).

Scott Schirmer
Scott Schirmer

Cheesy, sure. But an entertaining adventure flick, kind of a proto-Indiana Jones, but with a hero who can turn guns into snakes WITH THE POWER OF HYPNOSIS!.

Justin Remer
Justin Remer

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