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Drums of Fu Manchu (1940)

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269 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The nefarious Dr. Fu Manchu searches for the keys to the tomb of Genghis Khan, in order to fulfill a prophecy that will enable him to conquer the world. His nemesis, Dr. Nayland Smith, and his associates fight to keep the evil doctor from ...See moreThe nefarious Dr. Fu Manchu searches for the keys to the tomb of Genghis Khan, in order to fulfill a prophecy that will enable him to conquer the world. His nemesis, Dr. Nayland Smith, and his associates fight to keep the evil doctor from getting his hands on the keys. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com See less
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Writers
Sax Rohmer (book) | Franklin Adreon (original screenplay) | Morgan Cox (original screenplay) (as Morgan B. Cox) | Ronald Davidson (original screenplay) & 3 more
Composer
Cinematographer
William Nobles (photography)
Editors
William P. Thompson (as William Thompson) | Edward Todd
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Release date
Mar 15, 1940 (United States)

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77 cast members
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Henry Brandon
Dr. Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu   See fewer
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William Royle
Sir Dennis Nayland Smith Sir Dennis Nayland Smith   See fewer
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Robert Kellard
Allan Parker Allan Parker   See fewer
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Gloria Franklin
Fah-Lo-Suee Fah-Lo-Suee   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
Dr. Flinders Petrie Dr. Flinders Petrie   See fewer
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Tom Chatterton
Prof. Edward Randolph Prof. Edward Randolph   See fewer
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Luana Walters
Mary Randolph Mary Randolph   See fewer
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Lal Chand Mehra
Sirdar Prahni [Chs 9-10] Sirdar Prahni [Chs 9-10]   See fewer
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George Cleveland
Dr. James Parker [Ch.1] Dr. James Parker [Ch.1]   See fewer
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John Dilson
Prof. Ezra Howard [Chs.5-6] Prof. Ezra Howard [Chs.5-6]   See fewer
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Dwight Frye
Prof. Anderson [Ch.5] Prof. Anderson [Ch.5]   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
Dr. Humphrey [Chs.2-3] Dr. Humphrey [Chs.2-3]   See fewer
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George Pembroke
C.W. Crawford C.W. Crawford   See fewer
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Guy D'Ennery
Ranah Sang [Chs.1,7; b.g.4] Ranah Sang [Chs.1,7; b.g.4]   See fewer
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Lowden Adams
Blake - Randolph's Assistant [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Blake - Randolph's Assistant [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Ahn
Dr. Chang [Ch.4] (uncredited) Dr. Chang [Ch.4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Bagni
Dangra - Spy at Fort [Ch.8] (uncredited) Dangra - Spy at Fort [Ch.8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Baldwin
Miss Frisbie - Winchester's Secretary [Ch.1] (uncredited) Miss Frisbie - Winchester's Secretary [Ch.1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Blair
Police Sergeant at Randolph's [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Police Sergeant at Randolph's [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Bruggeman
Fort Telegrapher [Ch.13] (uncredited) Fort Telegrapher [Ch.13] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Budd Buster
Dacoit 2 on Train [Chs.1-2] (uncredited) Dacoit 2 on Train [Chs.1-2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Coats
Dacoit 13 in Asia [Chs.9-12] (uncredited) Dacoit 13 in Asia [Chs.9-12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Cox
Tartar [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited) Tartar [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe De Stefani
High Lhama [Ch.15] (uncredited) High Lhama [Ch.15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Dillard
Dacoit 7 at Headquarters [Chs.3-6] (uncredited) Dacoit 7 at Headquarters [Chs.3-6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Dillard
Dacoit 16 in Fu Manchu's Hut [Ch.14-15] (uncredited) Dacoit 16 in Fu Manchu's Hut [Ch.14-15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Akim Dobrynin
Solar Mirror Native [Ch.9] (uncredited) Solar Mirror Native [Ch.9] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ellis
Tartar [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited) Tartar [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Fawcett
Dacoit (uncredited) Dacoit (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Flatley
Pegai - Dacoit 4 [Chs.1-2] (uncredited) Pegai - Dacoit 4 [Chs.1-2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Augie Gomez
Wax Museum Dacoit (uncredited) Wax Museum Dacoit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jennifer Gray
Stewardess [Ch.6] (uncredited) Stewardess [Ch.6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duke Green
Clay Street Dacoit 6 [Ch. 2] (uncredited) Clay Street Dacoit 6 [Ch. 2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Gregg
Dacoit 5 Pilot [Chs.1, 3-4] (uncredited) Dacoit 5 Pilot [Chs.1, 3-4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jamiel Hasson
Tribal Chieftain [Chs.12-14; b.g.1,4,7-8] (uncredited) Tribal Chieftain [Chs.12-14; b.g.1,4,7-8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Lester Johnson
Cardo - Howard's Servant [Ch.5] (uncredited) Cardo - Howard's Servant [Ch.5] (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Judd
Dacoit 17 in Fu Manchu's Hut [Chs.14-15] (uncredited) Dacoit 17 in Fu Manchu's Hut [Chs.14-15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Kaye
Dacoit 3 on Wires [Ch.1] (uncredited) Dacoit 3 on Wires [Ch.1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert LeBaron
Railroad Fireman [Chs.1-2] (uncredited) Railroad Fireman [Chs.1-2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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James B. Leong
Chinese Si Fan Member [Chs.1,4,7-8,14] (uncredited) Chinese Si Fan Member [Chs.1,4,7-8,14] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Lonsdale
Sentry [Ch.8] (uncredited) Sentry [Ch.8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Marion
Si-Fan Messenger at Hotel [Ch.7] (uncredited) Si-Fan Messenger at Hotel [Ch.7] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Merrill McCormick
Koomerow's Aide [Ch.13, background] (uncredited) Koomerow's Aide [Ch.13, background] (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Meredith
Fort Gate Sentry [Ch. 13] (uncredited) Fort Gate Sentry [Ch. 13] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tofik Mickey
Hindu Si Fan Member [Chs.1,4,7-8,14] (uncredited) Hindu Si Fan Member [Chs.1,4,7-8,14] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Montgomery
Cleanshaven Villainous Native [Chs.13-14] (uncredited) Cleanshaven Villainous Native [Chs.13-14] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Nesbitt
Wally Winchester [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Wally Winchester [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Nind
Lhama's Telegrapher [Ch.13] (uncredited) Lhama's Telegrapher [Ch.13] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Paton
Temple Guard [Chs.9-10] (uncredited) Temple Guard [Chs.9-10] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Phillips
Railroad Mail Car Clerk [Ch.1] (uncredited) Railroad Mail Car Clerk [Ch.1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Picorri
Prof. Krantz [Ch.6] (uncredited) Prof. Krantz [Ch.6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Renay
Nihala Tribe Chief Kandhar [Chs.14-15] (uncredited) Nihala Tribe Chief Kandhar [Chs.14-15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vinegar Roan
Dacoit 11 in Temple Killed by Arrow [Chs.9-10] (uncredited) Dacoit 11 in Temple Killed by Arrow [Chs.9-10] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Roper
Dacoit 10 Looking in Window [Ch.4] (uncredited) Dacoit 10 Looking in Window [Ch.4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hector V. Sarno
Scarred Native (uncredited) Scarred Native (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernest Sarracino
Dowlah Rao - Arrested Dacoit 9 [Ch.5] (uncredited) Dowlah Rao - Arrested Dacoit 9 [Ch.5] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Sepulveda
Mustachio'd Villainous Native [Chs.13-14] (uncredited) Mustachio'd Villainous Native [Chs.13-14] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Shumway
Police Lt. Corrigan at Wax Museum [Ch.5] (uncredited) Police Lt. Corrigan at Wax Museum [Ch.5] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert R. Stephenson
Tartar Si Fan Member [Chs.1,4,7-8,14] (uncredited) Tartar Si Fan Member [Chs.1,4,7-8,14] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Stiritz
Koomerow's Aide [Ch.13, background] (uncredited) Koomerow's Aide [Ch.13, background] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Police Lt. Wade at Winchester's Office [Ch.1] (uncredited) Police Lt. Wade at Winchester's Office [Ch.1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Suzanne
Dacoit (uncredited) Dacoit (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Taylor
Dacoit 8 at Headquarters, Howard's and Lee's [Chs.4-6] (uncredited) Dacoit 8 at Headquarters, Howard's and Lee's [Chs.4-6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Terrell
Shanghai St. / Wax Museum Dacoit 18 [Chs. 1, 5] (uncredited) Shanghai St. / Wax Museum Dacoit 18 [Chs. 1, 5] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Evan Thomas
Maj. Carlton [Chs.8,13-15] (uncredited) Maj. Carlton [Chs.8,13-15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kam Tong
Crawford's Manservant [Ch.7] (uncredited) Crawford's Manservant [Ch.7] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Vallon
Temple Guard [Chs.9-10] (uncredited) Temple Guard [Chs.9-10] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis Walker
Koomerow - Lhama's Emissary [Ch.13] (uncredited) Koomerow - Lhama's Emissary [Ch.13] (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Ward
British Consul Wilson [Ch.7] (uncredited) British Consul Wilson [Ch.7] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Wayne
Dacoit 14 with Microphone [Chs.10-12] (uncredited) Dacoit 14 with Microphone [Chs.10-12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Wells
Dacoit 15 Wearing Hat [Chs. 11-13] (uncredited) Dacoit 15 Wearing Hat [Chs. 11-13] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Wilkus
Dacoit 12 in Temple [Chs.9-10] (uncredited) Dacoit 12 in Temple [Chs.9-10] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Wills
Tartar [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited) Tartar [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Woodward
Tribesman (uncredited) Tribesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Yrigoyen
Hillsman with Knife [Chs.12-13] (uncredited) Hillsman with Knife [Chs.12-13] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Yrigoyen
Dacoit (uncredited) Dacoit (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 253 votes