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Drums of Fu Manchu (1940)

Drums of Fu Manchu (1940)

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27-year-old Henry Brandon is surprisingly effective as the unspeakable title character in the 15-episode Republic serial Drums of Fu Manchu. The head of a sinister organization known as Si Fan, the insidious Fu hopes to fan the flames of war in Asia so that he can eventually take over the world. In order to accomplish his goal, he must get his slimy hands on the long-lost scepter of Genghis Khan, which will somehow authorize him to rule all mankind. His accomplices include his sexy daughter Fah Lo See (Gloria Fraklin) and the Dacoits, a race of bald-headed men who have been lobotomized into doing Fu's bidding without question. Fortunately for Civilization, Fu Manchu is thwarted at every turn by his diligent arch-enemy, Sir Dennis Nayland Smith (William Royle) of Scotland Yard. A feature-length abridgement of Drums of Fu Manchu was released by Republic in 1943.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics
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Republic

Cast

Henry Brandon
as Fu Manchu
Robert Kellard
as Allan Parker
William Royle
as Sir Nayland Smith
Gloria Franklin
as Fah-Lo-Suee
Olaf Hytten
as Dr. Petrie
Tom Chatterton
as Prof. Randolph
Luana Walters
as Mary Randloph
Lal Chand Mehra
as Sirdar Prahni
George Cleveland
as Prof. Parker
John Dilson
as Howard
Dwight Frye
as Anderson
Wheaton Chambers
as Dr. Humphrey
George Pembroke
as Crawford
Gue D'Ennery
as Ranah Sang
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Henry Brandon is excellent as Fu Manchu.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
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