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Dr. Fu Manchu
and author Sax Rohmer
  [1883-1959]

portrait of actor Boris Karloff as Dr. Fu Manchu          The Story

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“Quality rather than quantity distinguishes the master.”

“There is no merit in a special talent unless its exercise is of use to others.”

— Sax Rohmer


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Sax Rohmer entry at Wikipedia
Sax Rohmer entry at Internet Movie Database



Fu Manchu Links
Sax Rohmer entry at Wikipedia
Sax Rohmer credits at Internet Movie Database
Fu Manchu entry at Wikipedia
'Fu Manchu' character credits at Internet Movie Database

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'The Page of Fu Manchu' fansite [est. 1997]



Fu Manchu Fiction

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Sax Rohmer first wrote a dozen short stories that were then combined into his first Fu Manchu novel.
The first story "The Zayat Kiss" is basically the first three chapters, and is available online

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"The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu" [#1=1913]
aka "The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu"
full novel text available online at The Nostalgia League

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"The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu" [#2=1916]
aka "The Devil Doctor"

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"The Si-Fan Mysteries" #3=1917]
aka "The Hand of Fu Manchu"

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"The Book of Fu Manchu" [1929 compilation of first 3 books]

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"The Daughter of Fu Manchu" [#4=1931]

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"The Mask of Fu Manchu" [#5=1932]

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"Fu Manchu's Bride" [#6=1933]
aka "The Bride of Fu Manchu"

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"The Trail of Fu Manchu" [#7=1934]

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"President Fu Manchu" [#8=1936]

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"The Drums of Fu Manchu" [#9=1939]

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"The Island of Fu Manchu" [#10=1941]

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"The Shadow of Fu Manchu" #11=1948]

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"Re-Enter Dr. Fu Manchu" [#12=1957]

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"Emperor Fu Manchu" [#13=1959]

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"The Wrath of Fu Manchu"
[posthumous #14=1973]
includes novella "The Wrath of Fu Manchu" and short stories 'The Eyes of Fu Manchu',
'The Word of Fu Manchu' & 'The Mind of Fu Manchu'

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"The Fu Manchu Omnibus" Series
Fu Manchu Omnibus, Volume 1  
Fu Manchu Omnibus, Volume 1  
"The Fu Manchu Omnibus - Volume 1" [2000] by Sax Rohmer
contains novels "The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu", "The Devil Doctor" aka "The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu", and "The Si-Fan Mysteries" aka "The Hand of Fu Manchu"
Allison & Busby 7½x5 pb [1/2000] out of print/used
Kindle Edition Volume 1 from PageTurner [2003 edition] for $4.79
"The Fu Manchu Omnibus - Volume 2" [1997] by Sax Rohmer
contains novels "The Daughter of Fu Manchu", "The Mask of Fu Manchu", and "Fu Manchu's Bride"
Allison & Busby 7½x5 pb [8/97] out of print/used
"The Fu Manchu Omnibus - Volume 3" [1999] by Sax Rohmer
contains novels "The Trail of Fu Manchu", "President Fu Manchu", and "Re-Enter Fu Manchu"
Allison & Busby 7½x5 pb [9/99] out of print/used
"The Fu Manchu Omnibus - Volume 4" [2000] by Sax Rohmer
contains novels "The Drums of Fu Manchu", "The Shadow of Fu Manchu", and "Emperor Fu Manchu"
Allison & Busby 7¾x4¾ pb [2/2000] out of print/used
Allison & Busby 7½x5 pb [2/2000] out of print/used
"The Fu Manchu Omnibus - Volume 5" [2001] by Sax Rohmer
contains novel "The Island of Fu Manchu", novella "The Wrath of Fu Manchu", and 3 short stories: 'The Eyes of Fu Manchu', 'The Word of Fu Manchu' & 'The Mind of Fu Manchu'
Allison & Busby 7¾x5 pb [6/2001] out of print/used



Fu Manchu Tales by Other Authors

Ten Years Beyond Baker Street novel by Cay Van Ash  "Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: Sherlock Holmes Matches Wits With The Diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu" [1984]
by Cay Van Ash, Illustrated by Peter Elwell

Nayland-Smith has been kidnapped, and Dr. Petrie asks Dr. Watson for help from the very retired Sherlock Holmes; Holmes refuses until his own life is endangered, and then the chase is on, leading to Wales and evil Fu Manchu.
HarperCollins mass pb [6/88] out of print/used
Harper & Row 9¼x5¾ hardcover [2/84] out of print/used
BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Sherlock Holmes Pages
Fires of Fu Manchu novel by Cay Van Ash  
"The Fires of Fu Manchu" [1987] by Cay Van Ash
A scientist has disappeared with a suitcase containing weapons secrets; the British governmanet calls in Nayland-Smith and Dr. Petrie to track down Professor Brooker before either the Germans or evil Dr. Fu Manchu find the renegade scientist.
HarperCollins mass pb [10/88] out of print/used
HarperCollins hardcover [10/87] out of print/used
Terror of Fu Manchu novel by William Patrick Maynard  "The Terror of Fu Manchu" [2009] by William Patrick Maynard
Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie are drawn back into the diabolical web of Dr. Fu Manchu after the death of a missionary; the December 1913 case moves rapidly between London and Paris where they cross paths with the Si-Fan Society and the famous French detective, Gaston Max.
Black Coat Press 8x5 pb [4/2009] for $18.85
Black Coat Press 9x6¼ hardcover [4/2009] for $39.95



Fu Manchu Movies & Television
'Fu Manchu' character credits at Internet Movie Database
browse Fu Manchu DVDs at Amazon

"The Mysterious Mr. Wu Chung Foo"
4-part silent serial [Feature Photoplay Company 1914]
Fu Manchu in everything but name; no permission from or payment to Sax Rohmer; bare credits at IMDb

"The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu" silent serial
[Stoll Pictures U.K. 1923]
promo poster for 1923 silent serial "The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu" from Stoll Pictures  Directed by A.E. Coleby; starring Harry Agar Lyons (as Fu Manchu), Fred Paul (as Nayland Smith), Humberston Wright (as Dr. Petrie), Frank Wilson (as Insp. Weymouth), and Joan Clarkson (as Karamaneh); serial credits from IMDb
"15 thrilling 2-reel episodes": stand-alone stories, rather than American-style cliffhanger chapters; episode titles are "The Scented Envelopes", "The West Case", "The Clue of The Pigtail", "The Call of Siva", "The Miracle", "The Fungi Cellars", "The Knocking On The Door", "The Cry of The Nighthawk", "Aaron's Rod", "The Fiery Hand", "The Man With The Limp", "The Queen of Hearts", "The Silver Buddha", "The Sacred Order" & "The Shrine of Seven Lamps"

"The Further Mysteries of Fu Manchu" silent serial
[Stoll Pictures U.K. 1924]
eight further episodes directed by Fred Paul; starring Harry Agar Lyons, Fred Paul, Humberston Wright,
Frank Wilson & Dorinea Shirley (as Karamaneh); serial not listed separately on IMDb
episode titles are "A Midnight Summons", "The Coughing Horror", "Cragmire Tower", "The Green Mist",
"The Café de l'Egypte", "The Golden Pomegranates", "Karamenah" & "Greywater Park"

"The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu" [1929]
starring Warner Oland

"The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu" [1930]
starring Warner Oland

"Daughter of The Dragon" [1931]
starring Warner Oland & Anna May Wong

"The Mask of Fu Manchu" [1932]
starring Boris Karloff

"Drums of Fu Manchu" serial [1940] /title/tt0032420/
starring Henry Brandon

"Drums of Fu Manchu" feature version [1943] /title/tt0035828/
starring Henry Brandon

"El Otro Fú-Man-chú"
Spanish-language feature film [Bascon Spain 1946]
El Otro Fú-Man-chú 1946 Spanish-language movie  Fu Manchu steals a magic shell, which is also being sought by a mysterious cult, from a tea merchant's shop. Written & directed by Ramón Barreiro; starring Manuel Requena, Rosita Yarza, Carlos Muñoz, José Jaspe & Manuel Kayser
video/DVDBlu-ray not available • credits at IMDb

"The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu" TV series [Republic 1956]
Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu TV episodes  Very low-budget 13-episode b&w TV series with Glen Gordon (as evil Fu Manchu), Lester Matthews (as Sir Dennis Nayland Smith) & Clark Howat (as Dr. Petrie)
series credits at IMDb
four episodes & cartoon on both DVDs: "The Death Ship of Dr. Fu Manchu", "The Golden God of Dr. Fu Manchu", "The Master Plan of Dr. Fu Manchu" co-starring Adolph Hitler, and "The Prisoner of Dr. Fu Manchu"; bonus cartoon "Betty Boop: The Candid Candidate" [1937]
Alpha Video b&w DVD [1/2003] for $7.98
Television Classics b&w DVD [2005] out of prodn/used

"The Face of Fu Manchu" [1965] /tt0059162/

"The Brides of Fu Manchu" [1966] /tt0060188/

"The Horror of Fu Manchu" [1966]

"The Vengeance of Fu Manchu" [1967] /tt0063764/

"The Blood of Fu Manchu" [1968] /tt0062741/

"The Vengeance of Fu Manchu" [1968]

"The Castle of Fu Manchu" [1969] /tt0064338/ /B000096I9S/

"The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu"
[Orion/Warner Bros. Aug 1980]
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu movie with Peter Sellers  Fu Manchu {Sellers} needs ingredients for a new batch of age-extending elixir, so he steals a Russian diamond from an exhibit in America; the F.B.I. sends two agents to England to consult with Fu Manchu expert Nayland Smith {also Sellers}, who predicts that Fu Manchu will kidnap the King & Queen and demand the George V diamond as ransom. Peter Sellars directed most of the film, but did not take credit; co-produced by Hugh M. Hefner & Zev Braun; directed by Piers Haggard; starring Peter Sellers {dual role}, Helen Mirren, David Tomlinson, Sid Caesar, Simon Williams, Steve Franken, Stratford Johns, John Le Mesurier, John Sharp, Clément Harari & Kwan-Young Lee
Orion/Warner color DVD-R [7/2010] for $24.49
Warner Studios color VHS [4/96] for $19.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Fu Manchu" [planned for 2011 release]  
latest info at IMDb

"The Hands of Shang-Chi" [DreamWorks SKG; 2011?]  
Martial arts master Shang-Chi discovers that he is the son of evil mastermind Fu Manchu; previously published
in several Marvel comics & graphic novels; new live-action movie is co-produced by Ang Lee, scripted by Bruce C. McKenna,
to be directed by Woo-ping Yuen, planned for 2011 release; latest info at IMDb



Other Media

"The Eye of Siva", a Fu Manchu stageplay produced on London's West End in 1923



Sax Rohmer

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ROHMER, Sax [1883-1959] real name Arthur Sarsfield Ward

Sax Rohmer entry at Wikipedia
Sax Rohmer credits at Internet Movie Database

Sax Rohmer biography Master of Villainy  
"Master of Villainy: A Biography of Sax Rohmer" [1972]
by Cay Van Ash & Elizabeth Sax Rohmer

Popular Press hardcover [12/72] out of print/used



Other Works by Sax Rohmer
browse Sax Rohmer books category at Amazon

Romance of Sorcery book by Sax Rohmer  "The Romance of Sorcery" [1914]
by Sax Rohmer {his only non-fiction book}

Wildside Press 9x6¼ pb [8/2003] for $15.56
Paperback Library mass pb [1970] for $15.56
Amereon Ltd. 8¾x5¾ hardcover [5/2011] for $24.95
Routledge hardcover [DUE May 2011] for $130.00 {sic}  
Causeway Books hardcover [1973] out of print/used

"The Sins of Severac Bablon" [1914]

"The Exploits of Captain O'Hagan" [1916]

"Salute To Bazarada" [1939]

Egyptian Nights / Bimbashi-Baruk of Egypt book by Sax Rohmer  "Egyptian Nights" US Title: "Bim-Bashi Baruk of Egypt"
[10 stories; McBride 1944] by Sax Rohmer

Black Mask 9x6 pb [7/2009] for $13.22
Bookfinger hardcover [6/70] out of print/used

"The Secret of Holm Peel" [posthumous anthology, 1970]


Sumuru Tales Series

"The Sins of Sumuru" US Title: "Nude In Mink" [1950]
"The Slaves of Sumuru" US Title: "Sumuru" [1951]
"Sand and Satin" US Title: "Return of Sumuru" [1954]
"The Million Eyes of Sumuru" (1967) (stories)
"The Seven Secrets of Sumuru" (1969) (characters)
"Sumuru" (2003) (characters)



Kindle  Editions
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Essential Sax Rohmer Collection for Kindle  "The Essential Sax Rohmer Collection (15 books)" for Kindle
contains 15 public domain novels, including three tales of Fu Manchu: "The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu"
[#1=1913]; "The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu" [#2=1916] and "The Hand of Fu-Manchu" [#3=1917]

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [undated] no longer available
Sax Rohmer Omnibus for Kindle  "Sax Rohmer Omnibus for Kindle" [2008]
Volume 1: Kindle Edition from PageTurner [2005 edition] for $3.99
three non-Fu-Manchu novels: "The Yellow Claw" [1915], "Dope" [1919], and "Fire-Tongue" [1921]
Volume 2: Kindle Edition from PageTurner [2005 edition] for $4.79
three non-Fu-Manchu novels: "Brood of The Witch Queen" [1918], "Quest of The Sacred Slipper" [1919], and "Bat-Wing" [1921]
Sax Rohmer Collection for Kindle  "The Sax Rohmer Collection: 15 Novels & Short Stories In One Volume" for Kindle [2010]
contains 15 public domain works: "Bat Wing" [1921]; "Brood of The Witch-Queen" [1918]; "Dope" [1919]; "Fire-Tongue" [1921]; "The Golden Scorpion" [1919]; "The Green Eyes of Bâst" [1920]; "The Mysterious Mummy" [1903 story]; "The Orchard of Tears" [1918]; "The Quest of The Sacred Slipper" [1919]; "The Sins of Severac Bablon" [1914]; "Tales of Chinatown" [1922]; "The Yellow Claw" [1915]; and three tales of Fu Manchu: "The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu" [#1=1913]; "The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu" [#2=1916] and "The Hand of Fu-Manchu" [#3=1917]
Kindle Edition from Halcyon Press Ltd. [1/2010] for $1.99


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