The Brides of Fu Manchu

The Brides of Fu Manchu is a 1966 British/West German Constantin Film co-production adventure crime film based on the fictional Chinese villain Dr. Fu Manchu, created by Sax Rohmer. It was the second film in a series, and was preceded by The Face of Fu Manchu. The Vengeance of Fu Manchu followed in 1967, The Blood of Fu Manchu in 1968, and The Castle of Fu Manchu in 1969. It was produced by Harry Alan Towers for Hallam Productions. Like the first film, it was directed by Don Sharp, and starred Christopher Lee as Fu Manchu. Nigel Green was replaced by Douglas Wilmer as Scotland Yard detective Nayland Smith.

The Brides of Fu Manchu
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDon Sharp
Produced byHarry Alan Towers
Oliver A. Unger
Written byHarry Alan Towers
StarringChristopher Lee
Marie Versini
Tsai Chin
Music byBruce Montgomery
CinematographyErnest W. Steward
Release date
2 September 1966
Running time
93 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom
West Germany
LanguageEnglish

The action takes place mainly in London, where much of the location filming took place.

Plot

In 1924, Dr. Fu Manchu, his army of dacoits and his vicious daughter Lin Tang are kidnapping the daughters of prominent scientists and taking them to his remote island, where he demands that the fathers help him to build a device that transmits blast waves through a radio transmitter, which he intends to use to take over the world. He plans to keep (even wed) the girls in question. But Dr. Fu Manchu's archenemy, Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard, is determined not to let that happen.[1]

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