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Brides of Fu Manchu, The (1966)

Chinese criminal mastermind Fu Manchu (Christopher Lee) and his army of henchmen return in this, the second film of five in producer Harry Alan Towers’ Fu Manchu series.

This time around, Fu Manchu is kidnapping the beautiful daughters of prominent scientists and taking them to his remote island headquarters. Instead of asking for ransom, Fu demands that the fathers help him to build a death ray, which he intends to use to take over the world.

But Fu’s arch-enemy, Sir Denis Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard (played this time around by Douglas Wilmer) – assisted by pathologist Dr Petrie (Howard Marion-Crawford) and Parisian Inspector Pierre Grimaldi (Roger Hanin) – is determined not to let that happen.

Tsai Chin returns as Fu Manchu’s evil daughter Lin Tang.

This is the only one of the series to be filmed entirely in England and filming began only one month after The Face of Fu Manchu premiered in the USA.

Fu Manchu
Christopher Lee
Sir Denis Nayland Smith
Douglas Wilmer
Franz Baumer
Heinz Drache
Marie Lentz
Marie Versini
Doctor Petrie
Howard Marion-Crawford
Lin Tang
Tsai Chin
Jules Merlin
Rupert Davies
Michel Merlin
Carole Gray
Sergeant Spicer
Kenneth Fortescue
Otto Lentz
Joseph Fürst
Inspector Pierre Grimaldi
Roger Hanin
Nikki Sheldon
Harald Leipnitz
Burt Kwouk
Salmaan Peerzada

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