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The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu
B&W : [?] Eight or Nine? reels / 7663 feet
Directed by Rowland V. Lee
Cast: Warner Oland [Doctor Fu Manchu], Jean Arthur [Lia Eltham], Neil Hamilton [Doctor Jack Petrie], O.P. Heggie [Inspector Nayland Smith], William Austin [Sylvester Wadsworth], Claude King [Sir John Petrie], Charles Stevenson [General Petrie], Noble Johnson [Li Po], Evelyn Selbie [Fai Lu], Charles Giblyn [Weymouth], Donald MacKenzie [Trent], Lawford Davidson [Clarkson], Laska Winter (Laska Winters) [Fu Mela], Charles Stevens [Singh], Chappell Dossett [Reverend Mr. Eltham], Tully Marshall [the ambassador], William J. O’Brien [servant]
Rowland V. Lee Productions production for Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Screenplay by Florence Ryerson and Lloyd Corrigan, with comedy dialogue by George Marion Jr., from the short story “The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu” (also known as “The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu”) by Sax Rohmer. General manager, West Coast productions, B.P. Schulberg. Cinematography by Harry Fischbeck. Sound recording by Eugene Merritt. Intertitles by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Edited by George Nichols Jr. (sound version) and Bronson Howard (silent version). Music score by Oscar Potoker. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 9 August 1929 by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation [LP595]. Released 10 August 1929. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version at 7695 feet by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / [?] Silent film?
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Crime: Murder - Death: Murder - History: China: Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901) - Hypnotism - Revenge - Scientists - Soldiers
Listing updated: 16 December 2008.
References: Steinbrunner-Encyclopedia p. 161 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.