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Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan before the sinister Fu Manchu does.
This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Monday 18 November 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by San Francisco 11 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), Philadelphia 23 April 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and, finally, New York City 11 November 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2).
What do you expect to find in that tomb?
Sir Lionel Barton: A record, the golden plate, the threat of Genghis Khan's return, the golden mask he wore, and the famous golden scimitar.
Nayland Smith: Exactly, of course in your hands these things would be merely interesting ...
When Fu Manchu mixes his mind control drug, a giant snake supposedly bites a "sacrificial victim," and Fu Manchu uses a syringe to extract venom from the victim's arm. However, the snake used in the scene is a Burmese python, which is non-poisonous.
In the 1970's, "Mask of Fu Manchu" was cut slightly (by about 2 minutes), removing references deemed particularly offensive to the Asian-American community (including several racial remarks and an extended version of the famous whipping scene). It is actually this cut version which MGM/UA released in the early 1990's on videotape, although the deleted segments were restored for the print of "Mask of Fu Manchu" used for the later laserdisc release "MGM Horror Classics," and the more recent DVD release.
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