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THE SHADOW OF FU MANCHU

 Fu Manchu (Shadow of Fu Manchu)

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Fu Manchu

Adventure / Mysticism - Serial Thriller (1939 - 40?)

Even with the rise of China as a modern military and economic power, many elements of The Shadow of Fu Manchu are less than politically correct. It must be remembered that they are a product of their times.

Fu ManchuIn the late 1800s and early 1900s Secret Societies flourished with the goal of throwing off the yoke of Western Imperialism, resulting in the Boxer Rebellion. Fear of the spread of these Secret Societies to the West gained the nick-name "The Yellow Peril."

English author Sax Rohmer became familiar with the secret societies that ran the gambling and drug trafficking in London's largely Asian Limehouse district. He became acquainted with the reputation of a "Mr. King," who was thought to have a piece of all the action. Local Chinese merchants would react in terror at the mention of his name. Rohmer used Mr. King as the inspiration for his character, Fu Manchu.

Dr. Fu Manchu was "tall, lean, and feline, with… a face like Satan… with all cruel cunning of an entire Eastern race, accumulated in one giant intellect." Sax Rohmer developed a series of short stories around his master criminal, which were further developed into a series of novels, beginning with "The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu". The Fu Manchu stories were serialized by Collier's Magazine in 1913.

Fu Manchu was opposed by Colonial Commissioner Denis Nayland Smith, who has discovered Fu's evil genius as part of his roving commission. Smith enlists the aid of Dr. John Petrie. They form a duo in the tradition of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Smith resembled Holmes in appearance and manner, but had little of his deductive powers.

Ad for The Shadow of Fu ManchuDuring the winter of 1938-39, The Shadow of Fu Manchu episodes were recorded at the Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood. Lou Marcelle, the uncredited narrator of the film Casablanca, played the evil Doctor. Two well known character actors took the roles of Denis Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie: Hanley Stanford of Blondie; and Gale Gordon, Mayor LaTrivia of Fibber McGee and Mollyand Principal Osgood inOur Miss Brooks. Paula Winslow played the lovely and seductive Karamaneh (one of Fu's most dangerous agents, Karamaneh was sold as a slave to the Dr. as a child; she fell in love with Dr. Petrie and saved our heroes many times.) Gerald Mohr (The Adventures of Philip Marlowe) narrated and played several small roles.

Fu Manchu has inspired many other villains, notably Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon, and James Bond's adversary Dr. No. Fu is a master of mysterious arts from the East, including the use of vipers, green mists, poisonous fungi, biological weapons and strange drugs. Part of Dr. Fu Manchu's terror is that he is only the tip of one tentacle of the shadow empire of the East.

But in the end, The Shadow of Dr. Fu Manchu is diabolical fun in a grand criminal manner. For more mystic radio fun shows, see also: The Green Lama and Chandu the Magician .

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
83 shows - total playtime 20 hours 6 minutes

Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390508 001 Insidious Dr Fu Manchu
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390510 002 Red Hand Of Death
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390512 003 Death List
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390515 004 In Clutches Of Fu Manchu
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390517 005 An Ally Of Love
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390519 006 Creature In Night
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390522 007 Terror At Greymoat
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390524 008 Green Mist Of Death
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390526 009 Nocturnal Visit
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390529 010 Prisoners Of Fu Manchu
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390531 011 Call Of Siva
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390602 012 Karamanehs Story
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390605 013 Deadly Bargain
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390607 014 Plans Of Destruction
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390609 015 Ship Of Spies
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390612 016 Karamenehs Plea
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390614 017 Undead
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390616 018 Back To Life
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390619 019 Poison Pit
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390621 020 Last Laugh
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390623 021 Into Flames
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390626 022 Mystery Of Sifan
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390628 023 Flower Of Silence
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390630 024 Man With Limp
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390703 025 Treasure Of Sifan
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390705 026 Return Of Nyland Smith
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390707 027 Golden Pomegranite
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390710 028 Kidnapped
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390712 029 Double For Murder
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390714 030 A Slave Once More
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390717 031 Conversation In Dark
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390719 032 Snakes Head
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390721 033 Riddle Of White Peacock
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390724 034 Sacred Order Of White Peacock
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390726 035 Coughing Horror
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390728 036 In Grip Of Death
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390731 037 In Lair Of Fu Manchu
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390802 038 Ghost Of Gables
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390804 039 Sword Of Samurai
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390807 040 Purple Spot
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390808 080 Sign Of White Peacock Discovered
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390809 081 Opening Sarcophagus
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390810 082 Black Magic
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390814 085 Council Of Seven
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390815 086 Grebble Under Madame Ingamars Spell
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390823 093 Grebble And Smith Prisoners
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390824 094 Fu Manchu Appears
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390830 099 Arrow For Nyand Smith
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390831 100 Theft Of Relics Attemped
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390903 102 Joy Shop
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390904 103 Nyland Smith Tortured
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390905 104 Five Hour Old Corpse
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390906 105 Sean Greebie Disappears
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390907 106 Rima Kidnapped
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390908 107 Fu Manchu Releases Sean
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390909 108 Midnight Meeting At Great Pyramid
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390911 109 Trapped In Kings Chamber
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390912 110 Death To Infidels
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390913 111 Nyland Denounces Relics As Fakes
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390914 112 Mesage From Damascus
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390918 115 Mysterious Sea Plane
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390919 116 Imitation Relics
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390920 117 Wedding Present
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390923 120 Secret Television Transmitter
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390925 121 Green Death
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 390930 126 Kerrigan Sees A Zombie
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391002 127 Beating Drums
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391005 130 Silver Heels Explode
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391006 131 Murder On Camera
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391011 135 A Strange Animal Attacks
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391019 142 A Visit From Florette
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391020 143 Nyland Smith And Paul Sterling Zombies
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391021 144 Nyland Smith A Member Of Sci Fan
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391023 145 Orchid Of Life
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391024 146 Formula For 654
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391025 147 Fu Whips Fa Lo Swee
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391026 148 Fu Recaptures Nyland Smith
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391027 149 Death Dealing Flies
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391028 150 A Message From Fus Submarine
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391030 151 Secret Hideout Explodes
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391102 154 Is Fu In Hospital
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391103 155 Fu Surrenders
Shadow Of Fu Manchu 391104 156 Fu Escapes Final Episode

 


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