The Brides of Fu Manchu

The Brides of Fu Manchu

Original film poster
Directed by Don Sharp
Produced by Harry Alan Towers
Oliver A. Unger
Written by Harry Alan Towers
Starring Christopher Lee
Marie Versini
Tsai Chin
Music by Bruce Montgomery
Cinematography Ernest W. Steward
Release dates
2 September 1966
Running time
93 min.
Country United Kingdom
West Germany
Language English

The Brides of Fu Manchu is a 1966 British/German Constantin Film co-production adventure crime film based on the fictional Asian villain 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 action takes place mainly in London, where much of the location filming took place.


In 1924, Fu Manchu, his army of henchmen 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 death ray, which he intends to use to take over the world. He plans to keep (even wed) the girls in question. But Fu's archenemy, Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard, is determined not to let that happen...


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