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Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) Poster

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Directed by 

John English
William Witney

Writing Credits  

Sax Rohmer ... (book)
 
Franklin Adreon ... (original screenplay) and
Morgan Cox ... (original screenplay) (as Morgan B. Cox) and
Ronald Davidson ... (original screenplay) and
Norman S. Hall ... (original screenplay) and
Barney A. Sarecky ... (original screenplay) and
Sol Shor ... (original screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Henry Brandon ... Dr. Fu Manchu
William Royle ... Sir Dennis Nayland Smith
Robert Kellard ... Allan Parker
Gloria Franklin ... Fah-Lo-Suee
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Dr. Flinders Petrie
Tom Chatterton ... Prof. Edward Randolph
Luana Walters ... Mary Randolph
Lal Chand Mehra ... Sirdar Prahni [Chs 9-10]
George Cleveland ... Dr. James Parker [Ch.1]
John Dilson ... Prof. Ezra Howard [Chs.5-6]
John Merton ... Loki
Dwight Frye ... Prof. Anderson [Ch.5]
Wheaton Chambers Wheaton Chambers ... Dr. Humphrey [Chs.2-3]
George Pembroke George Pembroke ... C.W. Crawford
Guy D'Ennery ... Ranah Sang [Chs.1,7; b.g.4]
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lowden Adams Lowden Adams ... Blake - Randolph's Assistant [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Philip Ahn ... Dr. Chang [Ch.4] (uncredited)
John Bagni John Bagni ... Dangra - Spy at Fort [Ch.8] (uncredited)
Ann Baldwin Ann Baldwin ... Miss Frisbie - Winchester's Secretary [Ch.1] (uncredited)
Robert Blair Robert Blair ... Police Sergeant at Randolph's [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Fort Telegrapher [Ch.13] (uncredited)
Budd Buster ... Dacoit 2 on Train [Chs.1-2] (uncredited)
Tommy Coats Tommy Coats ... Dacoit 13 in Asia [Chs.9-12] (uncredited)
Victor Cox Victor Cox ... Tartar [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited)
Joe De Stefani Joe De Stefani ... High Lhama [Ch.15] (uncredited)
Art Dillard Art Dillard ... Dacoit 7 at Headquarters [Chs.3-6] (uncredited)
Bert Dillard Bert Dillard ... Dacoit 16 in Fu Manchu's Hut [Ch.14-15] (uncredited)
Akim Dobrynin Akim Dobrynin ... Solar Mirror Native [Ch.9] (uncredited)
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Tartar [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited)
James Fawcett James Fawcett ... Dacoit (uncredited)
James Flatley James Flatley ... Pegai - Dacoit 4 [Chs.1-2] (uncredited)
Augie Gomez Augie Gomez ... Wax Museum Dacoit (uncredited)
Jennifer Gray Jennifer Gray ... Stewardess [Ch.6] (uncredited)
Duke Green Duke Green ... Clay Street Dacoit 6 [Ch. 2] (uncredited)
Alan Gregg Alan Gregg ... Dacoit 5 Pilot [Chs.1, 3-4] (uncredited)
Jamiel Hasson ... Tribal Chieftain [Chs.12-14; b.g.1,4,7-8] (uncredited)
John Lester Johnson John Lester Johnson ... Cardo - Howard's Servant [Ch.5] (uncredited)
John Judd John Judd ... Dacoit 17 in Fu Manchu's Hut [Chs.14-15] (uncredited)
Edward Kaye Edward Kaye ... Dacoit 3 on Wires [Ch.1] (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron ... Railroad Fireman [Chs.1-2] (uncredited)
James B. Leong James B. Leong ... Chinese Si Fan Member [Chs.1,4,7-8,14] (uncredited)
Eric Lonsdale Eric Lonsdale ... Sentry [Ch.8] (uncredited)
Paul Marion Paul Marion ... Si-Fan Messenger at Hotel [Ch.7] (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick Merrill McCormick ... Koomerow's Aide [Ch.13, background] (uncredited)
John Meredith John Meredith ... Fort Gate Sentry [Ch. 13] (uncredited)
Tofik Mickey Tofik Mickey ... Hindu Si Fan Member [Chs.1,4,7-8,14] (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery ... Cleanshaven Villainous Native [Chs.13-14] (uncredited)
Norman Nesbitt Norman Nesbitt ... Wally Winchester [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Bill Nind Bill Nind ... Lhama's Telegrapher [Ch.13] (uncredited)
Tony Paton Tony Paton ... Temple Guard [Chs.9-10] (uncredited)
Charles Phillips Charles Phillips ... Railroad Mail Car Clerk [Ch.1] (uncredited)
John Picorri ... Prof. Krantz [Ch.6] (uncredited)
Paul Renay Paul Renay ... Nihala Tribe Chief Kandhar [Chs.14-15] (uncredited)
Vinegar Roan Vinegar Roan ... Dacoit 11 in Temple Killed by Arrow [Chs.9-10] (uncredited)
Jack Roper Jack Roper ... Dacoit 10 Looking in Window [Ch.4] (uncredited)
Hector V. Sarno Hector V. Sarno ... Scarred Native (uncredited)
Ernest Sarracino ... Dowlah Rao - Arrested Dacoit 9 [Ch.5] (uncredited)
Carl Sepulveda ... Mustachio'd Villainous Native [Chs.13-14] (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Police Lt. Corrigan at Wax Museum [Ch.5] (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson Robert R. Stephenson ... Tartar Si Fan Member [Chs.1,4,7-8,14] (uncredited)
Walter Stiritz Walter Stiritz ... Koomerow's Aide [Ch.13, background] (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Police Lt. Wade at Winchester's Office [Ch.1] (uncredited)
George Suzanne ... Dacoit (uncredited)
Al Taylor ... Dacoit 8 at Headquarters, Howard's and Lee's [Chs.4-6] (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Shanghai St. / Wax Museum Dacoit 18 [Chs. 1, 5] (uncredited)
Evan Thomas Evan Thomas ... Maj. Carlton [Chs.8,13-15] (uncredited)
Kam Tong ... Crawford's Manservant [Ch.7] (uncredited)
Michael Vallon ... Temple Guard [Chs.9-10] (uncredited)
Francis Walker ... Koomerow - Lhama's Emissary [Ch.13] (uncredited)
John Ward John Ward ... British Consul Wilson [Ch.7] (uncredited)
Frank Wayne Frank Wayne ... Dacoit 14 with Microphone [Chs.10-12] (uncredited)
Ted Wells ... Dacoit 15 Wearing Hat [Chs. 11-13] (uncredited)
Bill Wilkus Bill Wilkus ... Dacoit 12 in Temple [Chs.9-10] (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Tartar [Chs. 14-15] (uncredited)
Bob Woodward ... Tribesman (uncredited)
Bill Yrigoyen ... Hillsman with Knife [Chs.12-13] (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen Joe Yrigoyen ... Dacoit (uncredited)

Produced by 

Hiram S. Brown Jr. ... associate producer

Music by 

Cy Feuer
Karl Hajos ... (uncredited)
William Lava ... (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by 

William Nobles ... (photography)

Film Editing by 

William P. Thompson ... (as William Thompson)
Edward Todd

Art Direction by 

John Victor Mackay

Set Decoration by 

Morris Braun ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department 

Bob Mark ... makeup supervisor (uncredited)

Production Management 

Mack D'Agostino ... unit manager
Al Wilson ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Louis Germonprez ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Daniel J. Bloomberg ... sound (uncredited)
Charles L. Lootens ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Howard Lydecker ... special effects (uncredited)
Theodore Lydecker ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts 

John Bagni ... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy Coats ... stunts (uncredited)
Art Dillard ... stunts (uncredited)
Bert Dillard ... stunts (uncredited)
James Fawcett ... stunts (uncredited)
Duke Green ... stunt double: George Pembroke (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery ... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Phillips ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Roper ... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... stunt double: Robert Kellard (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Wells ... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Woodward ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Yrigoyen ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen ... stunts (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Adele Palmer ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Murray Seldeen ... supervising editor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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