The Return of Chandu
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Return of Chandu is a 65-minute feature version of the 12-chapter Principal Pictures serial, based on the radio program Chandu the Magician. Bela Lugosi, who played the villain in a previous 1932 adaptation of Chandu, here portrays the famed magician himself, better known to friends and family as kindly Frank Chandler. When Egyptian princess Nadji (Maria Alba) is slated for sacrifice by members of the cat-worshipping Ubasti cult, she is shielded from harm by her fiancÚ Chandu. Cult leader Vinhyan (Lucien Prival) retaliates by targeting Chandu's sister Dorothy (Clara Kimball Young) and her… More

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"Its unique blend of the supernatural and the exotic, its decent production values, and Bela Lugosi in one of his only heroic roles, help it stand out among its competition."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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