The Face of Fu Manchu

  • Film
  • Thrillers
Sax Rohmer's fiendish Yellow Peril revived and played straight in a beautifully designed, perfectly paced and genuinely exciting thriller, with terrific performances from Lee (Fu Manchu) and Green (a magnificently imperturbable Nayland Smith). The Chinoiserie sets are gorgeous; even better are the locations, so carefully chosen for their period possibilities that the spirit of Feuillade hovers benignly over sequences like the great chase with rattletrap cars speeding along cobbled alleys while the pilot of a pursuing aeroplane leans, entrancingly, over the side to drop his squat, fin-tailed bombs by hand. Stylish, witty and a treat to watch.

Release details

Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Don Sharp
Screenwriter: Peter Welbeck Harry Alan Towers
Cast: Christopher Lee
Nigel Green
Joachim Fuchsberger
Karin Dor
Tsai Chin
Howard Marion Crawford
Walter Rilla
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