THE MASK OF FU MANCHU / The Frankenstein Of The Orient! - 1932
Here's a good one for our last post of 2018, in this story, some Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan, and, they have to get there fast as the evil genius, Dr. Fu Manchu, is also searching for the tomb, If Fu Manchu gets the mysteriously powerful relics, he and his diabolical daughter will enslave the entire world!
The movie stars Boris Karloff as Dr. Fu Manchu, Lewis Stone as Nayland Smith, Karen Morley as Sheila Barton, Charles Starrett as Terrence Granville, Myrna Loy as Fah Lo See, Jean Hersholt as Von Berg, Lawrence Grant as Sir Lionel Barton and David Torrence as McLeod.
Here are the Englishmen planning their expedition to search for the tomb of Genghis Khan. Word is though, Fu Manchu is also looking for the tomb, but, for nefarious reasons!
Fu Manchu drinks down a beaker of his special power brew! He's the only one that knows what the secret ingredients are...
The evil genius treats his first victim to an endless bell gong torture... Hey, how's it goin'?
In the meantime, Terrence and his pals have discovered Khan's tomb, they take a mask and a huge sword that are proposed to have magical powers.
Love the strange places in this one, super sets and the like. Here, dude who got a knife in the back is still able to take out one of Fu Manchu's henchmen with his pistol!
At this point, Terrence has been captured by Fu Manchu and has to turn over the sword and mask to the last person in the world he wanted the treasures to end up with.
But, for some reason, the sword is a goddamn fake! Fu Manchu is freakin' livid, and, we all know what the Hell that means!!..
Right!.. Time for some more sadistic torture!!
Anywho, after Terrence is beaten and whipped, he ends up in the daughter of Fu Mancho's special love chamber, where she joins him. She has a crush on Terrence, and, she smokes opium endlessly throughout the movie!
Since we like to show signs in our posts, I thought.. Hmm, why not show an Asian sign!
Fu Manchu (don't forget, he's a doctor) uses poisonous critters to extract venom from, he uses them to concoct a serum he uses to make people his slaves! And, he uses it on Terrence!!
I'm telling you, this movie is really creepy and horrific at times, like this scene!
Finally, our evil nemesis has the magic sword in his possession! Fah Lo See is stoned out and Terrence has no idea what the Hell's going on..
Nayland Smith's in a predicament, but somehow manages to get out of the pit of alligators!
And, Von Berg's not too happy about the situation he's in!!
Not to worry, Nayland and Von both escape and run up above where Fu Manchu is ready to show all his followers his new powers. Our guys turn on the maniac's destruction ray and point it at the crowd below.
Terrence snaps out of it just in time to save Sheila from her sacrifice by using the sword on Fu Manchu himself!!.. Great stills!
The ray sizzles all the fanatics, putting out the flame of Fu Manchu!..
In the end, there's only one thing to do with a sword with such a power... You solve the riddle! Hey, join us next year when we'll return with a whole new pile of weird junk, just for U - Oh yeah, an' Happy New year Ever'bloody!!