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The Fiery Hand
Things go bump in the night in this eerie episode of the Fu-Manchu series: will intrepid sleuths Nayland Smith and Petrie make it out alive?
Crime 1923 36 mins Silent
In this exciting adventure based on the second Fu-Manchu novel, intrepid sleuths Nayland Smith and Petrie investigate a haunted house, but get more of a fright than they expected. Caught by the evil Dr Fu-Manchu, Nayland Smith faces a plague of ravenous Cantonese rats - a torture known as 'The Six Gates of Joyful Wisdom'. Will Petrie end his agony, with the razor-sharp ‘Friend’s Sword’?
This episode, adapted from the concluding part of the second Fu-Manchu novel, The Devil Doctor (1916), closely follows the original text, ending with the Devil Doctor thought dead. But you can’t keep a bad man down…
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