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IN THE NAME OF IMPERIAL CHINA,

YOUR PRESENCE IS COMMANDED HERE

TO WITNESS AN EXECUTION.

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LET THE PRISONER BE BROUGHT FORWARD.

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PRISONER BEFORE US, YOU HAVE BEEN TRIED

AND CONDEMNED OF CRIMES ALMOST WITHOUT NUMBER.

IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR THE TIRELESS EFFORTS

OF THE FOREIGNER WHO IS WITH US TODAY,

YOU MIGHT STILL HAVE ESCAPED OUR VIGILANCE.

YOUR EFFORTS TO BUILD AN EMPIRE OF CRIME

HAVE TODAY BROUGHT YOU TO THE END YOU SO RICHLY DESERVE.

LET ALL WHO ENVY YOUR THIRST FOR POWER

TAKE NOTE OF YOUR FATE.

EXECUTIONER, IN THE NAME OF IMPERIAL CHINA,

DEATH TO FU MANCHU.

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[ CHURCH BELLS RING ]

A REST, THEY SAID.

A DESK JOB IN LONDON, WITH ALL THE PRIVILEGES

OF AN ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER AT SCOTLAND YARD.

OH, IT'S JUST AS WELL. THEY'RE GETTING YOU DOWN.

IT'S JUST NOT BEING ABLE TO GET OUT

AND GET TO GRIPS WITH THINGS.

THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON, PETRIE.

SOMETHING BIG.

THERE ARE SIGNS OF IT ALL OVER EUROPE.

YOU MEAN THIS CRIME WAVE?

NO, IT'S MORE THAN THAT.

IT'S ALL SO CENTRALIZED, SO ORGANIZED.

THERE'S ONE BIG MASTERMIND

THAT SEEMS TO BE CONTROLLING THE WHOLE THING.

THANK YOU, LOTUS. WATER, WILLARD?

NO, THANKS.

HAVEN'T YOU NOTICED THE INCREASE IN DRUG CRIMES?

THE NUMBER OF ORIENTALS INVOLVED IN GANG KILLINGS?

NOT THE YELLOW PERIL AGAIN! YOU ARE OVERTIRED.

IT'S ALL VERY WELL FOR YOU PATHOLOGISTS --

A CORPSE IS A CORPSE, AND THAT'S THE END OF IT.

AND A HAPPY RETURN

TO THE DAYS OF HUNTING FU MANCHU.

WHY DID YOU SAY THAT?

WHAT MADE YOU MENTION FU MANCHU?

I DON'T KNOW.

BUT YOU HAVEN'T MENTIONED HIM FOR MONTHS.

LOOK, WHAT IS ALL THIS?

I HAD A VERY VIVID DREAM LAST NIGHT, PETRIE.

I DREAMT THAT FU MANCHU WAS STILL ALIVE.

AND YOU'RE TAKING THAT SERIOUSLY?

WELL, I'VE BEEN UNEASY ALL DAY.

BUT YOU'VE TOLD ME A DOZEN TIMES

YOU SAW HIM EXECUTED.

YES...

YES, I KNOW.

IT'S A REAL PEA SOUPER.

IN HALF AN HOUR, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE

YOUR HAND IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE.

NOT A NIGHT TO BE OUT ON A BEAT.

GOOD EVENING, OFFICER.

IS THIS SAINT LUKE'S, LIMEHOUSE?

YES.

WHAT DO YOU WANT HERE, AT THIS TIME OF NIGHT?

THIS IS IT, PROFESSOR.

EXCUSE ME, SIR, BUT PERHAPS YOU DON'T KNOW IT,

BUT SAINT LUKE'S HAS BEEN DESERTED FOR YEARS.

WE HAVE NO BUSINESS WITH THE CHURCH, OFFICER.

SORRY, SIR. ONLY TRYING TO BE HELPFUL.

THANK YOU, OFFICER. GOOD NIGHT.

GOOD NIGHT, SIR.

HURRY UP AND PARK THE CAR, MATHIUS, WILL YOU?

JA, HERR PROFESSOR.

[ DOG BARKS ]

WE'RE LATE. THE NOTE SAID 11:00 PRECISELY.

I THINK YOU WERE WRONG TO COME, HERR PROFESSOR.

WHY CHOOSE SUCH A PLACE FOR A MEETING?

AND ON SUCH A NIGHT.

ANYWAY, WE CAN'T GET IN.

YOU'RE WRONG. WE'RE EXPECTED.

I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD GO ANY FURTHER.

THEN WAIT HERE.

Man: PROFESSOR MULLER.

YES?

YOU WERE INSTRUCTED TO COME ALONE.

BUT HE'S MY DRIVER, MY SERVANT.

ALONE.

[ CHURCH BELLS RING ]

COME ON, SIR, COME ON.

[ WHISTLING ]

WHERE DID YOU GET THIS?

FROM THE NECK OF A DEAD MAN.

YOU MEAN IT WAS USED BY A STRANGLER?

AS IT HAS AN EASTERN DESIGN,

I THOUGHT IT MIGHT INTEREST YOU.

IT'S TIBETAN -- A PRAYER SCARF.

DID YOU EXAMINE THE WEIGHT IN THIS CORNER?

NO, I SUPPOSED IT WAS A STONE.

I HAVE A FEELING WE SHALL FIND

A SMALL COPPER MEDAL OF THE GODDESS KALI.

HOW DID YOU KNOW?

CAN I SEE THE BODY, PETRIE?

YES, OF COURSE. IT'S DOWN AT THE MORGUE.

[ RINGS BELL ]

HATS AND COATS, PLEASE, LOTUS.

PETRIE, REMEMBER I TOLD YOU ABOUT MY DREAM LAST NIGHT?

ABOUT FU MANCHU?

YES.

FU MANCHU STUDIED IN TIBET.

HE HAD GREAT POWER AND INFLUENCE THERE.

HE LEARNED ALL THEIR SECRETS OF THE MIND

AND ALSO CERTAIN OTHER CUSTOMS.

HE USED AS HIS SERVANTS A GANG OF BURMESE DACOITS,

AND TAUGHT THEM TO STRANGLE THEIR VICTIMS

WITH THESE PRAYER SCARVES FROM TIBET.

TO THEM, THE ACT OF MURDER

IS BLESSED BY THE GODDESS KALI,

AND EVERY RITUAL MURDER IS A PASSPORT TO HEAVEN.

THIS IS THE ONE, DOCTOR.

[ KNOCK AT DOOR ]

EXCUSE ME.

THAT'S STRANGE.

THE MARKS HAVE DISAPPEARED, HAVEN'T THEY?

BUT THE MARKS OF THE SCARF WERE ON THE NECK

WHEN I EXAMINED HIM IN THE CHURCHYARD.

NOW THERE ISN'T A TRACE OF THEM.

PETRIE, IT'S ALWAYS LIKE THAT.

EVERY PIECE OF THE PATTERN FITS.

EXCUSE ME, SIR. THIS IS MR. JANNSEN.

HE'S COME TO IDENTIFY THE BODY.

YES, IT'S HIM.

Man: WHAT WAS HIS NAME?

WHO ARE YOU?

THANK YOU.

NAYLAND SMITH, SCOTLAND YARD, AND THIS IS DR. PETRIE.

HIS NAME IS MATHIUS.

HE WAS THE SERVANT OF MY EMPLOYER,

PROFESSOR ERNST MULLER.

MULLER -- PROFESSOR MULLER OF HEIDELBERG?

DO YOU KNOW HIM?

HE'S A BIOCHEMIST, ISN'T HE?

YES, THE FOREMOST AUTHORITY IN EUROPE,

IF NOT IN THE WORLD.

I'D LIKE TO TALK TO HIM.

HE'S AWAY.

WHERE?

I DON'T KNOW.

WHEN WILL HE BE BACK, MR. JANNSEN?

I DON'T KNOW, I'M SORRY, I...

PERHAPS HIS FAMILY COULD TELL ME MORE.

NO!

THERE'S ONLY MARIA, HIS DAUGHTER.

I'M SURE SHE DOESN'T KNOW.

I SEE.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MAN WAS DOING DOWN IN LIMEHOUSE?

NO. NO, I DON'T.

NO. I THOUGHT YOU WOULDN'T.

"J," "K," "M,"

"MACK," "MASON"...

"MULLER."

[ SNAPPING ]

LISTEN TO THIS, PETRIE.

"1907, ATTACHED TO THE GOVERNMENT

"SURVEY DEPARTMENT OF INDIA.

1910, ACCOMPANIED THE BULLER EXPEDITION TO TIBET."

I KNEW THERE WOULD BE A LINK.

A LINK? WITH FU MANCHU?

BELIEVE ME, MATHIUS WAS KILLED BY FU MANCHU'S MEN.

WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS,

DOES THIS MEAN THAT MULLER IS WORKING FOR FU MANCHU?

YOU KEEP TALKING AS IF FU MANCHU WERE STILL ALIVE.

YES.

BUT YOU SAW HIM BEHEADED.

I SAW SOMEONE BEHEADED.

[ RINGS BELL ]

LOTUS, I WANT YOU TO SEND THIS CABLE TO HONG KONG.

SEND IT "URGENT RATE."

YES, SIR.

PETRIE, HAVE YOU FOUND THAT ADDRESS YET?

Petrie: YES.

"PROFESSOR MULLER, 27 HILLSIDE, HAMPSTEAD."

[ DOOR OPENS ]

IS THAT YOU, CARL?

[ GASPING ]

[ MAN SCREAMS ]

[ SCREAMING ]

MARIA!

OH, CARL!

DARLING!

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

WHAT HAPPENED?

THERE WAS SOMEONE OUT THERE.

HE HAD A KNIFE.

AND HE LEFT THAT MESSAGE.

I SAW NO ONE.

HE MUST STILL BE IN THE HOUSE.

NO, CARL.

THE MESSAGE, PLEASE.

IT MUST BE ABOUT FATHER.

"IF YOU VALUE YOUR FATHER'S LIFE,

SAY NOTHING OF HIS DISAPPEARANCE."

CARL, WHAT IS ALL THIS? WHERE'S FATHER?

I DON'T KNOW, MARIA.

[ GLASS BREAKS ]

THE LABORATORY.

YOU STAY HERE, MARIA.

IS SOMEBODY HERE?

OOH!

STOP IT!

YOU!

DO YOU ALWAYS GREET YOUR VISITORS SO ROUGHLY?

CARL, WHO'S THIS?

HE WAS AT THE MORGUE.

HE SAID HE WAS FROM SCOTLAND YARD.

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER NAYLAND SMITH,

AT YOUR SERVICE.

CARL, PERHAPS HE CAN HELP US TO FIND FATHER.

NO. I DON'T TRUST HIM.

BUT IF HE'S A POLICEMAN --

WHY SHOULD HE BREAK IN HERE IF HE'S A POLICEMAN?

VERY WELL, I'LL TELL YOU.

THERE'S A MAN WHOM I THOUGHT WAS DEAD.

NOW, I BELIEVE HE'S STILL ALIVE.

HE'S CRUEL, CALLOUS, BRILLIANT,

AND THE MOST EVIL AND DANGEROUS MAN IN THE WORLD.

HIS MEN KILLED MATHIUS.

I WANTED TO KNOW

IF PROFESSOR MULLER WAS WORKING FOR HIM.

YOU THOUGHT MY FATHER WOULD --

WHO IS THIS PERSON YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT?

HIS NAME IS FU MANCHU.

NO.

SO YOU KNOW THE NAME?

YES.

BUT MARIA, HOW?

TELL ME, MISS MULLER. THIS IS VITAL.

TWO DAYS AGO, I WAS LOOKING OUT INTO THE GARDEN.

MY FATHER WAS THERE.

SUDDENLY, A CHINAMAN STEPPED OUT FROM THE BUSHES

AND GAVE MY FATHER A LETTER AND WAS GONE.

BUT YOU DIDN'T TELL ME THIS.

I COULDN'T, CARL. FATHER MADE ME PROMISE.

GO ON, PLEASE.

FATHER WANTED SOME SUPPLIES SENT.

THE LETTER PROMISED THEM, IF HE WENT SECRETLY

TO SAINT LUKE'S IN LIMEHOUSE.

HE WAS WARNED NOT TO TELL ANYONE.

AND THE LETTER WAS FROM FU MANCHU?

YES.

SO...YOUR FATHER DID KNOW HIM.

NO, HE HAD HEARD OF HIM YEARS AGO IN TIBET,

BUT THAT'S ALL.

FATHER SEEMED TO BE AFRAID OF THIS NAME.

HE SAID I WAS NEVER TO MENTION IT TO ANYONE.

HMM.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THESE SUPPLIES ARE

THAT THE PROFESSOR NEEDS?

YES, I...

I'M SORRY, I CAN'T TELL YOU.

THAT'S PROFESSOR MULLER'S LIFE'S WORK.

MR. JANNSEN, HIS LIFE MAY BE WORTH VERY LITTLE

IF FU MANCHU HAS GOT HIM.

Maria: YOU MUST TELL HIM.

PLEASE, CARL.

VERY WELL.

IN TIBET, THERE'S A FLOWER FOUND ONLY

IN THE INACCESSIBLE MOUNTAINS OF THE NORTH.

IT'S CALLED THE BLACK HILL POPPY.

THE SEED OF LIFE?

OH, YOU KNOW IT?

I'VE HEARD OF IT.

THERE'S A LEGEND ABOUT IT AMONG THE TIBETAN MONKS,

IF I REMEMBER RIGHTLY.

THIS LIQUID HERE IS DISTILLED FROM THE SEEDS

OF THE BLACK HILL POPPY.

IT IS WHAT THE MONKS REFER TO IN THE LATIN

AS "THE THICKET OF UNIVERSAL LIFE."

BUT THAT'S RIDICULOUS. THERE'S NO SUCH THING.

WE DISCOVERED WHAT THEY REALLY MEANT, MARIA.

THE TRUE LIFE. THE LIFE AFTER THIS LIFE.

DEATH, IN FACT?

YES.

UNIVERSAL DEATH.

PROFESSOR MULLER AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS

FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.

AND AT LAST, WE HAVE MADE A BREAKTHROUGH.

WE SUCCEEDED IN STABILIZING

A MINUTE QUANTITY OF THIS LIQUID

AND IDENTIFYING IT AS A SUPREME EXAMPLE

OF A CATALYSATOR OF UNBELIEVABLE STRENGTH AND EFFICIENCY.

A SINGLE MOLECULE OF THIS WOULD BE ENOUGH

TO COAGULATE THE ALBUMEN OF ANY LIVING THING --

IN A MATTER OF SECONDS.

IT WILL, ON CONTACT, ENTER THE VEINS.

AND A FEW DROPS OF THIS WOULD BE ENOUGH

TO ENSURE THE DEATH OF 10,000 PEOPLE.

NO, CARL.

DON'T BE FRIGHTENED, MARIA.

THIS PARTICULAR SAMPLE IS ABSOLUTELY HARMLESS.

LOOK.

Smith: WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

ONCE ABOVE FREEZING POINT,

THE PROPERTIES ARE DESTROYED AND THE LIQUID IS HARMLESS.

AND BELOW FREEZING POINT?

BELOW FREEZING POINT, A PINT OF THIS WOULD BE ENOUGH

TO KILL EVERY PERSON AND ANIMAL IN LONDON.

HOW DID YOU OBTAIN YOUR SUPPLIES

OF THE BLACK HILL POPPY?

PROFESSOR MULLER HAD HIS OWN SUPPLY AT FIRST.

IT WAS A SECRET PRESENT FROM THE HIGH LAMA,

BUT IT LASTED ONLY A FEW YEARS.

THEN YOU HAD TO GET THEM ON THE ILLEGAL DRUG MARKET.

THAT'S HOW FU MANCHU FOUND OUT.

HE'D WAIT FOR YOU TO MAKE YOUR BREAKTHROUGH,

AND THEN HE'D FORCE YOU TO COME TO HIM.

HOW DID HE DO IT? CUT OFF THE SUPPLIES?

YES. YES, I SUPPOSE SO.

THE SUPPLIER SAID THAT HE COULDN'T GET ANY MORE.

WHO IS HE?

OH, HIS NAME IS HANUMON.

HE HAS A WAREHOUSE DOWN BY THE THAMES.

I'LL GO AND SEE HIM,

BUT I'LL NEED YOU TO INTRODUCE ME.

OF COURSE.

I MUST WARN YOU

THAT ANYONE HELPING ME WILL BE RISKING HIS LIFE.

I'D STILL LIKE TO COME.

OF COURSE.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MR. HANUMON.

WHAT NAME SHOULD I GIVE?

MR. CARL JANNSEN.

I'M PROFESSOR MULLER'S ASSISTANT.

OH, COULD YOU WAIT A MINUTE, PLEASE?

I'LL SEE IF HE'S AVAILABLE.

THANK YOU.

I'VE SEEN HER BEFORE SOMEWHERE,

OR ELSE SHE'S VERY LIKE SOMEONE.

MR. HANUMON WILL SEE YOU NOW.

Hanumon: GOOD AFTERNOON, GENTLEMEN.

MR. JANNSEN, SO GOOD TO SEE YOU.

AND HOW IS PROFESSOR MULLER?

HE'S BEEN MISSING SINCE LAST NIGHT.

DO YOU KNOW WHERE HE IS?

I'M AFRAID I DON'T KNOW THIS GENTLEMAN.

I'M A FRIEND OF PROFESSOR MULLER'S.

SMITH IS THE NAME.

SMITH? I STILL DON'T RECOLLECT YOU.

WE'RE A LARGE FAMILY -- BRANCHES EVERYWHERE.

PLEASE, HAVE A SEAT.

I BELIEVE THAT YOU, TOO, MR. HANUMON,

HAVE A BUSINESS OF INTERNATIONAL RAMIFICATIONS.

WHY, YES, MR. SMITH.

WE DO HAVE AN INTERESTING LITTLE BUSINESS.

AND DO YOU HAVE CONNECTIONS WITH THE ORIENT?

WHY, YES, OF COURSE,

WITH SOME VERY OLD, ESTABLISHED HOUSES.

[ TELEPHONE RINGS ]

EXCUSE ME.

YES?

YES, I SEE.

OH, NO, NO -- THAT WILL BE ALL RIGHT.

LEAVE IT TO ME.

SORRY FOR THAT INTERRUPTION.

WHAT WERE WE SAYING?

OH, YES. IN THE ORIENT --

WALK OUT QUICKLY BUT SMOOTHLY,

AND DON'T STOP TO ANSWER

ANYTHING THIS GIRL SAYS TO YOU.

WHAT WAS ALL THAT ABOUT?

REMEMBER I SAID I THOUGHT I KNEW THAT GIRL?

SHE MUST HAVE RECOGNIZED ME, TOO.

THAT'S WHY SHE PHONED HANUMON ON THE EXTENSION,

AND THAT'S WHY HE WENT FOR HIS GUN.

BUT WHO IS SHE?

HER NAME'S LIN TANG, DAUGHTER OF FU MANCHU.

YOU'LL PAY FOR THIS, YOU FOOL.

HE RECOGNIZED ME.

HE JUMPED ME BEFORE I COULD GET MY GUN.

WHO IS HE?

NAYLAND SMITH, THE MAN MY FATHER

HATES MOST IN ALL THE WORLD.

COME.

NAYLAND SMITH TO CONTROL.

I WANT AN IMMEDIATE CHECK ON GUSTAV HANUMON.

HE OWNS A WAREHOUSE IN SUFFOLK.

I WANT ALL YOU'VE GOT ON HIM AND HIS EMPLOYEES,

AND I WANT A CONSTANT WATCH, DAY AND NIGHT, ON THE WAREHOUSE.

RISE.

FATHER, I BRING YOU BAD NEWS.

SPEAK.

WE HAD A VISIT A FEW MINUTES AGO

FROM MULLER'S ASSISTANT -- AND ANOTHER.

WHO WAS THE OTHER?

NAYLAND SMITH.

NAYLAND SMITH.

NOW THE WHEEL OF FATE HAS TURNED FULL CIRCLE.

WHAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE?

NONE, MASTER.

HE DOES NOTHING BUT SIT AROUND ALL DAY.

BRING HIM IN.

I HAVE BEEN PATIENT.

I WILL BE PATIENT NO LONGER.

THE SECRET OF THE BLACK HILL POPPY IS YOURS.

IT SHALL BE MINE.

YOU CAN THREATEN ME AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE.

I'M NOT YOUR SLAVE.

LIN TANG.

PROFESSOR MULLER HAS A DAUGHTER, I BELIEVE.

YES, FATHER.

HER PRESENCE HERE MAY BE OF VALUE.

ARRANGE IT.

YES, FATHER.

Manchu: HANUMON!

IT WAS CARELESS OF YOU TO ALLOW NAYLAND SMITH

TO VISIT YOUR OFFICE AND ESCAPE.

IF YOU VALUE YOUR OWN LIFE,

YOU WILL SEE THAT JANNSEN IS ELIMINATED --

TONIGHT.

HELLO, OPERATOR?

HELLO?

[ BELLS RING ]

GOOD EVENING, MISS MULLER.

I'VE COME TO TAKE YOU TO YOUR FATHER.

NO!

HELP! HELP!

WARM YOURSELF AROUND THE FIRE, WILL YOU?

ANY MESSAGES, LOTUS?

THERE'S A CABLE. IT CAME AN HOUR AGO.

IT'S FROM HONG KONG.

BAD NEWS?

YES.

YOU KNOW, PETRIE, THAT I WAS CONVINCED

THAT FU MANCHU WAS STILL ALIVE?

THE QUESTION, THEN, WAS, WHOM DID I SEE EXECUTED?

AN OLD FRIEND OF MINE

HAS BEEN DOING SOME RESEARCH FOR ME.

THERE WAS A FAMOUS CHINESE ACTOR

CALLED "LI TOY."

HE WAS THE SAME HEIGHT, BUILD,

AGE AS FU MANCHU.

SEVEN DAYS BEFORE FU MANCHU'S "DEATH,"

LI TOY DISAPPEARED.

HE'S NEVER BEEN SEEN SINCE.

YOU CAN'T BELIEVE THAT AN ACTOR, OR ANY MAN,

WOULD WILLINGLY TAKE THE PLACE OF ANOTHER.

HE HAD NO CHOICE.

HE WAS HYPNOTIZED BY A MIND FAR STRONGER THAN HIS OWN.

BELIEVE ME, FU MANCHU COULD DO IT.

AND SO, ONCE AGAIN, THE HUNT IS ON.

[ PHONE RINGS ]

NAYLAND SMITH.

WHEN?

AND INSIDE THE HOUSE?

I SEE.

THANK YOU.

TEN MINUTES AGO, OUTSIDE PROFESSOR MULLER'S HOUSE,

THE GUARD WHO WAS ON DUTY WAS FOUND STRANGLED

WITH A SILKEN SCARF.

AND MARIA?

THE HOUSE WAS EMPTY. SHE'S DISAPPEARED.

I'M SORRY.

THE GUARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN STRONGER.

THIS MEANS THE PROFESSOR ISN'T COOPERATING,

AND NOW THAT THEY'VE GOT HIS DAUGHTER,

THEY'LL TORTURE HER TO FORCE HIS HAND.

MR. JANNSEN, HAVE YOU ANY IDEA --

WHERE IS HE?

WHAT?

PETRIE, PHONE THE YARD!

THE FOOL'S IN DANGER OF HIS LIFE!

[ Whispering ] Professor Muller.

WHAT IS IT? I'M NOT GOING --

Shh.

FATHER!

MARIA!

TAKE THEM THROUGH.

YOUR DAUGHTER HAS ARRIVED JUST IN TIME TO WITNESS

A PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF OUR POWERS OF PERSUASION.

ARE YOU SO FOOLISH AS TO BELIEVE

THAT YOU CAN OPPOSE THE WILL OF FU MANCHU?

A FAVOR, FATHER.

I'VE NEVER LIKED THE GIRL.

WILL YOU LEAVE HER TO ME? PLEASE?

NO!

STOP!

WAIT!

ON REFLECTION, I FEEL A MORE CONCLUSIVE LESSON

WOULD BE ADVISABLE.

BUT FATHER, FIRST SHE'S MINE, AND THEN --

NO!

FOR OUR PURPOSES,

I WOULD PREFER HER BODY UNMARKED.

UNTIE HER.

THE DOOR YOU SEE BEFORE YOU LEADS TO A SMALL CHAMBER.

20 FEET ABOVE OUR HEADS IS THE RIVER THAMES.

THE FIRST OF THESE TWO LEVERS CONTROLS THE FLOW OF WATER

WITH WHICH THE CHAMBER CAN BE FLOODED,

THE SECOND OPENS THE CHAMBER TO THE THAMES ABOVE --

THE WAY TO PARADISE.

[ SCREAMING ]

NO! NO!

STOP IT! STOP IT!

ANOTHER SUICIDE.

WHERE ONE CAN GO, ANOTHER MAY FOLLOW.

HOW CAN YOU --

WHAT? WHAT IS IT YOU WANT ME TO DO?

DISTILL FOR ME THE LIQUID OF THE BLACK HILL POPPY.

I HAVE ENOUGH SEEDS HERE FOR YOUR PURPOSE.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?

A WEEK.

SEVEN DAYS IS NOT LONG TO WAIT.

SOON, MY PLANS WILL BE READY,

AND THE WORLD SHALL HEAR FROM ME AGAIN.

I MUST WARN YOU, FU MANCHU,

FOR MY DAUGHTER'S SAKE, I'LL DISTILL THE LIQUID,

BUT MY RESEARCH IS NOT YET COMPLETE.

ONCE EXPOSED TO HEAT, THE LIQUID IS USELESS.

I'M NOT LYING!

WOULD I RISK MARIA'S LIFE?

IN TIBET, THEY HAD THE SECRET.

HOW, OTHERWISE, WOULD THEY HAVE USED IT

AS AN INSTRUMENT OF DEATH?

THEY DID NOT GIVE THE SECRET TO US.

ONLY THE HIGH LAMA MAY DO THAT,

AND HE WOULDN'T SEE US.

BUT HE SAW THE YOUNG HUSBAND EXPEDITION.

HE GAVE THEM SECRETS.

YOU'RE LYING.

I'M NOT LYING.

OF COURSE HE GAVE IT

TO THE YOUNG HUSBAND EXPEDITION.

WHY DO YOU THINK I'M WORKING HERE, IN LONDON?

I CAN DO MY WORK JUST AS EASILY IN MY OWN COUNTRY,

BUT THE YOUNG HUSBAND PAPERS ARE HERE,

AND I'M NOT ALLOWED TO SEE THEM!

THIS MAN, GASKELL, HE'S STUPID, HE'S JEALOUS --

HE HAS THE PAPERS, AND HE SAYS, "NO."

VERY INTERESTING, PROFESSOR.

VANITY, JEALOUSY --

THEY BRING US MUCH THAT WE NEED.

THE INFORMATION THAT YOU WANT,

IS IT IN THOSE PAPERS?

YES.

WHO HAS THEM?

GASKELL, PROFESSOR GASKELL.

AND WHERE ARE THEY KEPT?

THE MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL STUDIES.

THEY'RE ALWAYS LOCKED IN THE VAULTS.

ONLY GASKELL HAS ACCESS TO THEM.

WORKING LATE TONIGHT, PROFESSOR GASKELL?

HMM? EH? OH, YES, IT'S YOU, PERKINS.

I HADN'T NOTICED. WHAT IS THE TIME?

PAST 7:00, PROFESSOR.

YOU DON'T SAY? I WAS JUST ON MY WAY TO LUNCH.

YES, I THOUGHT IT WAS GETTING RATHER DARK.

OH, DEAR, DEAR, DEAR, DEAR, DEAR.

[ TELEPHONE RINGS ]

YES? OH, I UNDERSTAND.

YOUNG HUSBAND PAPERS?

WHERE? THE MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL STUDIES?

JUST A MOMENT. I'LL MAKE A NOTE OF IT.

YOUNG HUSBAND...PAPERS.

MUSEUM OF... ORIENTAL...STUDIES.

YES. TODAY.

YES, YES.

YES, HE IS.

OH, NO, NO, NO.

THERE WILL BE NO MISTAKE.

I SHALL LOOK TO IT AT ONCE.

YES, MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL STUDIES, 10:00.

ALL RIGHT.

MR. JANNSEN,

I SEE NO FURTHER REASON FOR DELAY.

[ GLASS BREAKS ]

OH! CONSTABLE!

TELL NAYLAND SMITH

THE MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL STUDIES.

GUARD THE MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL STUDIES!

I CAN ASSURE YOU, SIR,

THAT THE PLACE IS NOW AN IMPREGNABLE FORTRESS.

NO CHINAMAN, OR ANY OTHER KIND OF MAN,

CAN BREAK INTO THE MUSEUM --

AT LEAST NOT WHILE I'M THE DIRECTOR.

FU MANCHU IS NO ORDINARY MAN,

THAT'S WHY THE POLICE GUARD HAS BEEN DOUBLED.

I'VE GOT MEN ON EVERY ROOFTOP OVERLOOKING THE MUSEUM,

AND CONSTANT PATROLS OUTSIDE THE GATES,

BUT INSIDE, IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

AND ONLY RIGHT AND PROPER, TOO.

WE DON'T WANT YOUR FLAT-FOOTED COPPERS

MESSING ABOUT WITH OUR TREASURES, DO WE?

I'M ONLY INTERESTED IN ONE OF YOUR TREASURES,

WHICH LIES IN YOUR VAULTS -- THE YOUNG HUSBAND PAPERS.

IT'S A WONDER THEY'RE STILL WITH US,

SEEING THAT THEY'RE IN OLD GASKELL'S CHARGE.

WHO?

PROFESSOR GASKELL -- BRILLIANT, BUT ECCENTRIC.

HE'S ONE OF OUR GREATEST AUTHORITIES ON TIBET.

IN THAT CASE, I SHOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO HIM.

HE'S LIABLE TO DISAPPEAR FOR WEEKS AT A TIME,

BUT I'LL SEE IF I CAN FIND HIM.

HAS PROFESSOR GASKELL COME IN YET THIS MORNING?

HE HASN'T. RIGHT. THANK YOU.

THERE. HE'S PROBABLY LOST ALL SENSE OF TIME

AND THINKS IT'S CHRISTMAS.

I'M AFRAID YOU'VE DRAWN A BLANK.

WHERE DOES HE LIVE?

IN SOME GREAT BARN OF A HOUSE

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ESSEX MARSHES.

NO ELECTRIC LIGHTS, NO TELEPHONE,

BUT MY SECRETARY WILL GIVE YOU THE ADDRESS.

IN THE MEANTIME, I'D LIKE TO TAKE A LOOK

AT YOUR SECURITY PRECAUTIONS.

HELP YOURSELF.

OH, BY THE WAY,

WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THAT CHINESE MAN

YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT?

FU MANCHU.

I NEVER HEARD OF HIM.

THANKS, BUT WHAT USE IS IT?

NOT MUCH.

OUR MAN BROKE INTO THE HANUMON WAREHOUSE,

BUT THE BIRDS HAVE FLOWN.

AND MARIA?

STILL NO SIGN, I'M AFRAID.

ARE YOU SURE WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK

ABOUT THESE YOUNG HUSBAND PAPERS?

ONCE PROFESSOR MULLER HAS THEM,

HE IS ABLE TO COMPLETE HIS RESEARCH.

IT MUST BE WHAT THEY'RE AFTER.

WELL, WE'LL GIVE THEM A HARD TIME.

THIS LUNATIC DIRECTOR WON'T ALLOW MEN INSIDE,

BUT LET'S HOPE THEY DON'T GET AS FAR AS THAT.

YOUR PASS, MADAME?

THANK YOU.

WHO IS SHE?

OLD LADY SHIPFREY.

SHE'S BEEN COMING HERE FOR YEARS.

PASSES, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WHAT ABOUT THEM?

SOME BIG STUDENT CONFERENCE

ON THEIR WAY TO THE READING ROOM.

YOU DO GET A MIXED BUNCH HERE.

IT TAKES ALL SORTS TO MAKE A WORLD.

A FLY COULDN'T GET IN HERE UNDETECTED,

LET ALONE FU MANCHU.

I WISH I SHARED YOUR CONFIDENCE, PETRIE.

SURELY, THE GUARDS ARE EXPERIENCED ENOUGH.

THAT'S JUST THE TROUBLE.

THEY'VE BEEN HERE SO LONG, THEY CAN'T BELIEVE

THAT A DETERMINED GANG OF RUTHLESS MEN

COULD POSSIBLY ENTER THE MUSEUM.

OH, FOR A SECTION OF GERENTS.

LOOK AT THAT PARTY OVER THERE.

THEY SEEM INNOCENT ENOUGH, BUT I WONDER.

IT'S IN THE VAULTS BELOW THE DANGER REALLY LIES.

NEVERTHELESS, I'D LIKE TO CHECK THEM.

GO AHEAD. WE'LL TAKE A LOOK DOWNSTAIRS.

HELLO, SIR. WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

ROBINSON, I HAVEN'T SEEN YOU SINCE DELHI.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING HERE?

RETIRED FIVE YEARS AGO, SIR.

BEEN IN CHARGE OF THE VAULTS HERE EVER SINCE.

THEN I KNOW THEY'RE IN GOOD HANDS.

MR. JANNSEN.

HELLO, SIR.

HELLO.

ROBINSON, WHICH SAFE

CONTAINS THE YOUNG HUSBAND PAPERS?

THIS ONE OVER HERE, SIR.

WHO HAS ACCESS TO THEM?

ONLY THE DIRECTOR, SIR, AND PROFESSOR GASKELL.

WHAT'S THE SECURITY LIKE, ROBINSON?

OH, THE BEST THERE IS, SIR.

WHY, THIS VAULT WAS BUILT OVER 100 YEARS AGO, SIR.

LIKE A FORTRESS, IT IS.

YES, WELL, THE WALLS ARE THICK ENOUGH.

100 YEARS, BUT THESE ARCHES APPEAR TO BE OLDER.

YES, EARLY 18th CENTURY.

THIS WAS ONE OF THE SEWERS OF THE CITY OF LONDON, SIR.

THEY ADAPTED IT WHEN THEY BUILT THE MUSEUM.

THAT TUNNEL THERE LED ALL THE WAY TO THE RIVER

BEFORE THEY BLOCKED IT UP.

THE THAMES.

CARL, HAVE YOU NOTICED

HOW EVERY THREAD LEADS TO THE RIVER?

ROBINSON, LET US OUT OF YOUR CAGE

FOR A MOMENT, WILL YOU?

CERTAINLY, SIR.

THIS IS THE OLD TUNNEL, ALL RIGHT.

HAVE A LOOK ON THE OTHER SIDE, CARL.

LOOK OUT!

[ GROANING ]

ROBINSON!

I'LL TAKE HIM.

GOOD GOD, WHAT'S HAPPENING?!

YOUR IMPREGNABLE FORTRESS, SIR CHARLES.

BUT WHAT THE DEVIL

ARE THESE CHINESE DOING IN HERE?

THEY CAME THROUGH THE OLD SEWER WORKINGS.

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT, ROBINSON?

I THINK I'M ALL RIGHT, SIR.

AND NOW, I'D LIKE TO TAKE A LOOK

AT THOSE YOUNG HUSBAND PAPERS.

YOU'LL FIND THEM PERFECTLY SAFE, I CAN ASSURE YOU.

Jannsen: I HOPE YOU ARE RIGHT.

SO DO I.

THEY'RE GONE.

ROBINSON!

WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE THE YOUNG HUSBAND PAPERS?

NOT SINCE YESTERDAY MORNING, SIR,

WHEN PROFESSOR GASKELL CAME DOWN FOR THEM,

JUST LIKE HE ALWAYS DOES.

AND LAST NIGHT?

WELL, HE, UH -- WAIT A BIT, SIR.

I DIDN'T GO OFF DUTY UNTIL 7:30.

AND THE PROFESSOR HADN'T RETURNED THEM BY THEN.

DO YOU KNOW IF HE WAS WORKING LATE?

I DON'T KNOW. I'LL FIND OUT.

THE GATE, PLEASE.

GATE? DIRECTOR SPEAKING.

WHAT TIME DID PROFESSOR GASKELL

LEAVE THE MUSEUM LAST NIGHT?

7:00? UH-HUH.

WAS HE CARRYING ANYTHING WITH HIM?

A LARGE BRIEFCASE.

RIGHT, THANK YOU.

IT WOULD APPEAR WE'RE LOCKING THE STABLE DOOR

AFTER THE HORSE HAS BOLTED.

PROFESSOR GASKELL HAS SURPASSED EVEN HIMSELF.

HE TOOK THE YOUNG HUSBAND PAPERS

HOME WITH HIM LAST NIGHT.

COME ON, CARL.

WAIT A MINUTE.

YOU CAN'T LEAVE THE MUSEUM LITTERED WITH DEAD CHINESE.

I'VE HAD A HELL OF A TIME TO PROVE IT,

BUT THOSE CHAPS REALLY WERE STUDENTS, AFTER ALL,

SO EVERYTHING'S ALL RIGHT.

I'M SO GLAD YOU THINK SO, PETRIE.

PROFESSOR GASKELL'S TAKEN THE YOUNG HUSBAND PAPERS

HOME WITH HIM.

THE DIRECTOR'S SECRETARY

SAID YOU WANTED GASKELL'S ADDRESS.

IT'S THE MOAT HOUSE, LONE MARSH, ESSEX,

AND HIS TELEPHONE'S BEEN CUT OFF.

I'LL PHONE THE YARD.

AT LEAST FU MANCHU DOESN'T KNOW

WHERE THE PAPERS ARE.

COME ON, LET'S WAIT OUTSIDE.

ALL RIGHT.

HELLO. WHAT'S THIS?

BELIEVE IT OR NOT,

SIR CHARLES IS PHONING THE YARD FOR ME.

WHAT'S THIS?

THE OLD LADY MUST HAVE DROPPED HER HEARING AID.

IT'S A HIGHLY DIRECTIONAL AMPLIFIER,

AND YOU'VE JUST READ OUT GASKELL'S ADDRESS.

SHE JUST LEFT.

SHE'S IN A HURRY.

WHO'S THAT WOMAN IN THE WHEELCHAIR?

LADY SHIPFREY, SIR.

SOMETHING ODD ABOUT HER TODAY.

RUN!

NAYLAND SMITH TO CONTROL.

A BLACK AND BEIGE LANCASTER HEADING EASTWARD

FROM THE MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL STUDIES --

IT MUST BE STOPPED.

WE'RE GAINING ON THEM.

THEY'RE CLOSE BEHIND.

EVERYTHING IS ARRANGED.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

FASTER!

FU MANCHU HAS EVADED US

AND IS HEADING EASTWARD THROUGH THE DOCK AREA.

ALL CARS TO INTERCEPT.

THIS IS VITAL!

FATHER, THERE'S ANOTHER CAR FOLLOWING US.

TURN ALONG BY THE COAL DEPOT.

DRIVER, HEAD FOR LONE MARSH IN ESSEX, MOAT HOUSE.

Man: RIGHT, SIR.

TURNING OFF TOWARDS YOU NOW.

[ HONKING ]

WE'VE LOST HIM!

[ THUNDER CRASHES ]

PROFESSOR GASKELL.

JUST A MOMENT, JUST A --

I BEG YOUR PARDON?

SIT DOWN.

[ THUNDER CRASHES ]

LOOK AT ME.

YOUR WILL IS SUBJECT, NOW, TO MINE.

YOU WILL DO ONLY WHAT I COMMAND YOU TO DO.

STAND UP.

YOU WILL STRIKE YOUR HAND AGAINST THE WALL,

BUT YOU WILL FEEL NO PAIN.

YOU WILL OBEY ME, NOW, UNTIL DEATH.

UNTIL DEATH.

COME.

[ THUNDER CRASHES ]

MARIA, LOOK!

I'VE DONE IT --

NOT IN SEVEN DAYS, BUT IN FOUR.

ONLY FOUR DAYS.

FATHER, PLEASE!

WHAT?

YOU DON'T --

MY FATHER WILL BE VERY PLEASED

TO RECEIVE THIS NEWS.

FATHER.

RISE, DAUGHTER.

TWO ITEMS OF EXCELLENT NEWS.

FIRST, THE PROFESSOR HAS SUCCEEDED.

ALREADY? AND THE OTHER NEWS?

A FORECAST.

TOMORROW MORNING, THE ESSEX MARSHES

WILL BE SEVERAL DEGREES BELOW FREEZING POINT.

IS HANUMON READY?

YES, FATHER.

YOU BRING THE NEWS AT AN OPPORTUNE MOMENT.

TURN ON THE WIRELESS.

[ WIRELESS CRACKLES ]

SWITCH IN THE TRANSMITTER.

TRANSMITTER ON, PLEASE.

[ BELL CHIMES ]

TRANSMITTER ON.

COMING IN A BIT, NOW.

Announcer: THIS IS THE BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY,

8:00 AND HERE IS THE NEWS.

REPORTS ARE STILL COMING IN FROM INDIA...

GO AHEAD, PLEASE.

ATTENTION, ATTENTION.

THIS IS FU MANCHU.

STAND BY FOR AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE.

I REPEAT, THIS IS FU MANCHU.

IN A FEW DAYS' TIME,

I SHALL SPEAK AGAIN TO THIS COUNTRY,

AND THROUGH IT, TO THE ENTIRE WORLD.

WHAT I TELL YOU TO DO THEN MUST BE DONE IMMEDIATELY.

ANYONE WHO DISOBEYS WILL PERISH.

TO SHOW YOU THIS IS NO IDLE THREAT,

I GIVE YOU THIS WARNING...

REMEMBER FLEETWICK.

I REPEAT... REMEMBER FLEETWICK.

THAT IS ALL.

HOW DID HE DO IT?

Jannsen: SIMPLE.

GOT A TRANSMITTER SOMEWHERE.

BUT WHY? IS HE MAD?

NO, PETRIE. AT LEAST, NOT IN THE WAY YOU MEAN.

YOU UNDERRATE HIM IF YOU THINK THAT.

FLEETWICK. DO YOU KNOW IT?

Petrie: YES.

IT'S IN ESSEX SOMEWHERE, ISN'T IT?

IT MEANS THAT HE'S NEARLY READY TO MAKE HIS MOVE.

FLEETWICK WILL BE SOME SORT OF DEMONSTRATION OF POWER.

CAN YOU STOP HIM?

WE CAN TRY, CARL.

[ PHONE RINGS ]

NAYLAND SMITH.

YES, SIR.

OH, IT WAS HIS VOICE, ALL RIGHT, SIR.

GET ALL THE ASSISTANCE YOU CAN TO FLEETWICK, SIR.

THE ARMY? WELL, MOST CERTAINLY, SIR.

GOOD NIGHT, SIR.

THAT WAS THE HOME SECRETARY.

THE ARMY'S GOING TO CORDON OFF THE WHOLE TOWN.

FANCY ANYBODY WANTING TO LIVE

IN A PLACE LIKE THIS.

I'VE NEVER BEEN SO BLOODY COLD.

THIS CHINAMAN CAN HAVE THIS PLACE FOR MY MONEY.

HOW LONG DO YOU RECKON?

HOW LONG WHAT?

HAVE WE GOT TO STAY HERE, OF COURSE.

I HOPE WE DON'T HAVE A NIGHT LIKE LAST NIGHT.

[ AIRPLANE FLIES OVER ]

HE MUST BE BLOODY FROZEN UP THERE.

SERVES HIM RIGHT.

HEY, IT'S NOT BAD, FOR A CHANGE.

DO YOU RECKON THEY'LL --

[ JAZZ MUSIC PLAYS ON RADIO ]

Announcer: WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM

TO BRING YOU GRAVE AND SERIOUS NEWS.

LESS THAN AN HOUR AGO,

DISASTER STRUCK THE VILLAGE OF FLEETWICK IN ESSEX.

IT IS CONFIRMED THAT THE ENTIRE POPULATION,

TOGETHER WITH ARMY UNITS GUARDING THE VILLAGE, ARE DEAD.

CAUSE OF THE DEATHS IS, AT PRESENT, A MYSTERY.

ESTIMATES PLACE THE TOTAL DEATH ROLL AT NEARLY 3,000.

WE WILL BROADCAST FURTHER DETAILS AS THEY COME TO HAND.

[ RADIO CLICKS OFF ]

I COULD KILL HIM,

WITH MY OWN BARE HANDS, I COULD KILL HIM.

TO GET THIS EFFECT,

THIS VILLAGE MUST HAVE BEEN SPRAYED FROM THE AIR.

THERE WAS A PLANE REPORTED IN THE AREA AT THE TIME.

WE'RE SEARCHING FOR IT.

Petrie: YOU CAN STAND THERE

AND DISCUSS HOW IT WAS DONE...

WITH ALL THIS?

WE STILL HAVE OUR JOBS TO DO, PETRIE.

A HOUSE HAS BEEN CLEARED IN HERE, SIR,

IF YOU WISH TO USE IT.

THANK YOU.

[ JAZZ MUSIC PLAYS ON RADIO ]

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF BREAKFAST.

TURN THAT TAP OFF, CARL.

SIR.

NO ANSWER.

A PLANE WAS SEEN

COMING IN TO LAND NEAR GRAVES END.

WASN'T THAT WHERE

THE PLANE THAT BOMBED US WAS SPOTTED?

NO, FURTHER UP THE RIVER.

THE RIVER...THE THAMES.

DO YOU REMEMBER BACK AT THE MUSEUM,

I SAID TIME AND AGAIN THE RIVER THAMES

WAS LINKED WITH FU MANCHU.

FIRST LIMEHOUSE...

AND HANUMON'S WAREHOUSE IS ON THE RIVER.

AND THE CHINESE GIRL'S BODY WAS FOUND IN THE RIVER, TOO.

AND THE SEWER TO THE MUSEUM,

AND NOW THESE TWO REPORTS ABOUT THE AIRPLANE.

EVERY TIME, THE SAME LINK --

THE RIVER THAMES.

OH, CONSTABLE, GO AND ASK THE ARMY

IF THEY CAN LEND US A MAP OF LONDON, WILL YOU?

Manchu: ATTENTION, ATTENTION.

THIS IS FU MANCHU.

THIS IS FU MANCHU.

REMEMBER FLEETWICK.

WHAT I HAVE DONE THERE, I CAN DO AGAIN.

YOU KNOW NOW THAT I MUST BE OBEYED,

THAT I AM ALL-POWERFUL.

IN TWO MORE DAYS, I SHALL GIVE MY COMMANDS.

THEY WILL BE CARRIED OUT AT ONCE,

OR 10,000 SHALL DIE.

10,000...

AND ONE PARTICULAR MAN.

THAT IS ALL.

Petrie: ONE PARTICULAR MAN.

YOU.

TWO DAYS.

WE HAVE TWO DAYS.

Man: SIR.

THANK YOU. THE MAP.

NOW, WHERE ARE WE?

LIMEHOUSE... SAINT LUKE'S...

THE WAREHOUSE SHOULD BE...THERE.

WELL, WELL, WELL.

THE HANUMON WAREHOUSE IS DIRECTLY OPPOSITE SAINT LUKE'S,

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER.

WHAT IS THE DOTTED LINE ACROSS THE RIVER?

I DON'T KNOW. THERE AREN'T ANY BRIDGES.

LOOK, THERE'S ANOTHER ONE.

THERE'S A LEGEND HERE.

"DISUSED INSTALLATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS,

AND AMMUNITION TUNNELS."

LEADING TO THE VILLAGERY DOCKS.

WITH TWO MAIN ENTRANCES BY THE RIVER.

WE'LL CHECK WITH THE ROYAL ENGINEERS

AND CORDON OFF THE WHOLE AREA.

SO THAT'S THE ANSWER.

SO SIMPLE.

AND I'VE BEEN WORKING, LABORING FOR YEARS.

MARIA, THE ESSENCE OF THE BLACK HILL POPPY

CAN BE STABILIZED SO THAT IT RETAINS ITS PROPERTIES

AT ALL TEMPERATURES.

YOU MUST NEVER TELL FU MANCHU.

FATHER, DO YOU KNOW THAT THE ESSENCE

YOU MADE TWO DAYS AGO HAS BEEN REMOVED?

REMOVED?

MAYBE IT'S ALREADY BEEN USED.

NOW, IF YOU CONFIDE IN HIM --

THIS MAN HAS DONE EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE COMMANDED.

THE YOUNG HUSBAND PAPERS HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED,

AND THE SECRETS THAT THEY CONTAIN

HAVE BEEN REVEALED.

YOU, PROFESSOR, WILL NOW COMPLETE YOUR WORK.

Muller: TO TURN THEIR THEORY INTO PRACTICE

REQUIRES A NEW SUPPLY

OF THE SEEDS OF THE BLACK HILL POPPY,

AND MORE TIME.

YOU SHALL HAVE BOTH,

BUT AS TO TIME...TWO DAYS.

I'M TIRED. I WANT TO SLEEP.

MY WILL IS YOURS...

EVEN UNTO DEATH.

[ MARIA SCREAMS ]

OBVIOUSLY, PROFESSOR,

YOU STILL NEED TO BE REMINDED

OF WHAT MAY HAPPEN TO YOUR DAUGHTER.

NO ONE CAN GET BEYOND THIS POINT.

AND THE HANUMON WAREHOUSE?

THEIR OWN ENGINEERS

ARE GONNA BLOW IT UP AT DAWN.

Petrie: WHAT ABOUT THE RIVER?

WE'VE GOT AIRCRAFT PATROLLING OVERHEAD

AND DESTROYERS AT THE MOUTH.

CAN ALL THIS SAVE PROFESSOR MULLER AND MARIA?

RIGHT.

JUST WHAT I'VE BEEN HOPING.

TWO FIGURES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED

MAKING THEIR WAY ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS

TO THE CHURCHYARD.

THEY MUST BE THE CREW OF THE PLANE.

Petrie: AH, GETTING BACK TO THEIR HEADQUARTERS, EH?

AND LEADING US TO THE SECRET ENTRANCE.

WHAT? WE ARE GOING IN?

WE'LL NAB THEM AND TAKE THEIR PLACES.

ARE YOU WITH ME?

PETRIE, IF WE'RE NOT BACK BY DAWN,

BLAST OPEN THE HANUMON WAREHOUSE,

FIND THAT TUNNEL, AND FLOOD IT.

WHAT IF YOU'RE STILL BELOW?

YOU FLOOD IT.

THEY WERE SEEN COMING IN IN THAT DIRECTION.

WAIT HERE.

[ Whispering ] Maria.

Maria.

CARL!

PROFESSOR, THIS IS NAYLAND SMITH.

SHHH!

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO OPEN THE DOOR?

NO, I DON'T.

THERE'S A COMBINATION LOCK,

BUT THERE'S AN ALARM SYSTEM.

IF WE COULD FUSE IT,

YOU COULD BLOW THE LOCK OFF.

GOOD EVENING, MR. NAYLAND SMITH.

THIS IS, INDEED, AN HONOR.

THERE'S NO ESCAPE, FU MANCHU.

THE WAY OUT IS BLOCKED AND GUARDED.

INDEED.

PROFESSOR MULLER AND HIS DAUGHTER

ARE WELL AWARE OF AT LEAST ONE WAY OUT

WHICH IS STILL OPEN.

ONCE BEFORE, YOU HAD THE SATISFACTION

OF WITNESSING MY EXECUTION, COMMISSIONER.

ON THIS OCCASION, I CAN PROMISE YOU,

THERE WILL BE NO SUBSTITUTES FOR THE CONDEMNED.

GET HER! CLOSE THE DOOR!

THE LIGHTS!

STOP THE LIGHTS!

[ GUNSHOTS ]

[ SCREAMING ]

[Whispering ] Maybe if we fuse the whole system.

Perhaps so. I'm gonna blow that lock off.

What about the alarm?

He probably would have fused that, too.

You stay here.

There may be more dacoits.

[ GUNSHOTS ]

Smith: CARL!

COME ON.

Man: QUICK! TAKE COVER!

PETRIE!

THANK GOD YOU'RE SAFE.

WHERE'S THE PROFESSOR?

THE REST ARE TRAPPED BELOW. THE TUNNEL'S FLOODED.

I WOULDN'T BE TOO SURE ABOUT THAT.

NEWS HAS JUST COME THROUGH FROM THE RIVER

THAT THREE PEOPLE WERE SEEN EMERGING IN MIDSTREAM

WEARING SUBMARINE ESCAPE EQUIPMENT.

THEY WERE PICKED UP BY A LAUNCH,

AND WENT OFF DOWNRIVER.

REPORT'S JUST COME IN

FROM THE THAMES ESTUARY, SIR.

FOG IS THICKER THERE -- VISIBILITY, NIL.

DAMN! WE'LL NEVER FIND IT.

BUT YOU CAN'T JUST GIVE UP.

LOOK.

[ HORN BLOWS ]

Petrie: SO?

WE'VE LOST HIM.

MARIA, THERE WERE THREE FIGURES.

YOUR FATHER MUST STILL BE ALIVE.

FU MANCHU WOULD SEE TO THAT.

THEY WON'T GET FAR --

EVERY PORT ON THE CONTINENT'S BEING WATCHED.

WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT HE'S HEADING THERE?

WHILE HE HAS THE PROFESSOR,

HE CAN FULFILL HIS AMBITIONS.

Petrie: BUT HE STILL HAS TO DISTILL THE LIQUID.

HE NEEDS SUPPLIES OF THE BLACK HILL POPPY.

AND THEY GROW IN ONE PLACE -- TIBET.

GREETINGS, FU MANCHU.

IT IS MY DEVOUT HOPE THAT YOU HAVE THE NEWS

WE ARE AWAITING.

THE GRAND LAMA'S SUBJECTS

HAVE SEARCHED THE MOUNTAIN SLOPES

FOR THE SEEDS OF THE HOLY FLOWER --

THE BLACK HILL POPPY.

THE RESULT OF THEIR LABORS IS ON ITS WAY TO THIS PALACE.

[ GONG SOUNDS ]

OUR BLESSINGS UPON YOU.

TAKE THE CASKET TO THE APPOINTED PLACE.

FU MANCHU...

YOU WILL JOIN US IN PRAYER TILL THE 12th HOUR.

WE MUST ASK GUIDANCE THAT YOU MAY USE THIS GIFT WISELY.

Jannsen: PROFESSOR. IT'S ME, CARL JANNSEN.

YOUR DAUGHTER, MARIA, IS WAITING FOR US.

SHE'S DEAD.

NO, YOU ARE WRONG.

SHE IS WAITING FOR US LESS THAN A MILE FROM HERE.

IS THAT THE TRUTH?

YES, AND YOU ARE COMING WITH US.

NO, BUT I CAN'T --

BUT I CAN'T LEAVE HERE.

WITH THE CONTENTS OF THIS BOX

AND THE KNOWLEDGE HE ALREADY HAS,

FU MANCHU WOULD BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE HIS AMBITION.

THERE'S ENOUGH NITROGLYCERIN IN THAT BOX

TO BLOW THE WHOLE PALACE SKY HIGH.

I'M JUST GOING TO SET THE FUSE FOR THE 12th HOUR.

[ CHANTING ]

THERE'S NO CHANCE

OF GETTING THROUGH THE GATE.

WE'LL HAVE TO DO AS WE PLANNED

AND GO OVER THE WALL.

STAY ON WATCH. HAVE YOUR ROPES READY.

WE'VE GOT 15 MINUTES TILL THE PALACE GOES UP.

COVER OUR ESCAPE TILL THEN.

YOU TWO -- COME WITH ME.

[ MOANING ]

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

NAYLAND SMITH WAS HERE.

THEY MUST NOT GET AWAY!

IF NECESSARY, SHOOT TO KILL!

YES, SIR.

WHAT IS IT, FATHER?

WHY DID NAYLAND SMITH LEAVE THE SEEDS HERE?

Manchu: THE WORLD SHALL HEAR FROM ME AGAIN.

THE WORLD SHALL HEAR FROM ME AGAIN.

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