The Mask of Fu Manchu
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Boris Karloff stars as the fiendish Dr. Fu Manchu in M.G.M.'s film version the Sax Rohmer novel about the evil personification of "the yellow peril." Fu Manchu is out to lay waste to the white man's world and intends to steal the scimitar and golden mask of Genghis Khan. Once in possession of these artifacts, Fu Manchu can conquer the world. With the aid of his daughter Fah Lo See (Myrna Loy), the dastardly doctor manages to make off with Genghis Khan's legacy, much to the consternation of Nayland Smith (Lewis Stone). Fu Manchu and Fah Lo See torture various emissaries of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a creaky but entertaining relic from the early sound era. Basically an adventure story...it edges into the horror category thanks to the fiendish torture devices used by the Oriental criminal mastermind - and his sadistic daughter."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"A classic with a towering performance by Karloff as Fu Manchu. Only the movie's overt racism can be a mark against it today."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"An entertaining but politically incorrect hokum escapist adventure story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There's no such thing as a really good Fu Manchu film, but Charles Brabin's The Mask of Fu Manchu is probably as close as one comes."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"...the film is filled with high camp, Karloff in droopy mustache and long, curled fingernails and Loy in slinky gown and dangly headdress."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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