Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu

Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu

Director: Piers Haggard

Cast: Peter Sellers, Helen Mirren, David Tomlinson

     
 

Peter Sellers gets to play both hero and bad guy at the same time in this comedy variation on Sax Rohmer's infamous stories of Asian super-villian Fu Manchu. The 168-year-old Fu Manchu (Sellers) is starting to run out of the youth-preserving formula that has kept him alive and kicking for the past eight or so decades, and he decides it's high time he made up some more… See more details below

Overview

Peter Sellers gets to play both hero and bad guy at the same time in this comedy variation on Sax Rohmer's infamous stories of Asian super-villian Fu Manchu. The 168-year-old Fu Manchu (Sellers) is starting to run out of the youth-preserving formula that has kept him alive and kicking for the past eight or so decades, and he decides it's high time he made up some more. However, the list of ingredients includes a few items you can't usually get at your corner drug store, and Fu and his minions become a crime wave of their own as they attempt to steal an ancient Egyptian mummy and the Crown Jewels of England. (In the meantime, Fu keeps his heart beating by administering himself the occasional electric shock.) When word gets out that the evil Fu Manchu is back, his long-time nemesis, Scotland Yard's Nayland Smith (also played by Sellers), is put on the case, but like Fu, Smith isn't quite the man he used to be after all these years. Peter Sellers also contributed to the screenplay of The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu without credit, and is said to have briefly taken over as director, though the results lack the snap of his best work; sadly, it would prove to be the great comic's last film. Sid Caesar, Hellen Mirren, and David Tomlinson also appear in the supporting cast.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2010
UPC:
0883316248782
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
25,956

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Sellers Dr. Fu Manchu,Nayland Smith
Helen Mirren Alice Rage
David Tomlinson Sir Roger Avery
Sid Caesar Joe Capone
Simon Williams Robert Townsend
Steve Franken Pete Williams
Stratford Johns Ismail
John Le Mesurier Perkins
Clive Dunn Keeper of the Keys
Jacqueline Fogt Woman Dignitary
Iska Khan Fu's Sergeant
Burt Kwouk Fu's Servant
David Powers Bedser
Marc Wilkinson Conductor
George Hilsdon Newsvendor
Philip Tan Actor
Johns Rajohnson Actor
Clement Harari Dr. Wretch
John Sharp Sir Nules Thudd

Technical Credits
Piers Haggard Director
John Bloomfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Claudine Bouché Editor
Zev Braun Producer
Daniel Brisseau Sound/Sound Designer
Barry Collins Choreography
Rudy Dochtermann Screenwriter
Paul Feyder Asst. Director
Hugh Hefner Executive Producer
Russell Lloyd Editor
Jim Moloney Screenwriter
Leland Nolan Producer
Jean Tournier Cinematographer
Alexandre Trauner Production Designer
Marc Wilkinson Score Composer

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