FILM : Face of Fu Manchu, The
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Face of Fu Manchu, The 1964 Christopher Lee, Nigel Green, James Robertson Justice, Howard Marion-Crawford Dublin, Ireland
Director : Don Sharp   Production Company : Hallam Productions  Region : IRELAND

Dr. Fu Manchu (Ian Fleming's stated model for Dr. No) establishes a lair beneath London's Thames, into which he threatens to release a deadly toxin. Will Nayland Smith reach him in time...?!

Unless otherwise noted: All now photos by David Brennan. All captures and captions by Andrew Brennan. Location leads from David Brennan and Andrew Brennan.

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Face of Fu Manchu, The - Hanover Quay continues west until it becomes Misery Hill. The thing is, ffm024 shows them heading back this way, east on Misery Hill. Either FM's driver got turned around, or the filmmakers got good use out of the same real estate!
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ffm023a. Hanover Quay continues west until it becomes Misery Hill. The thing is, ffm024 shows them heading back this way, east on Misery Hill. Either FM's driver got turned around, or the filmmakers got good use out of the same real estate!

ffm023an. U2's graffiti covered recording studio (a compulsory purchase by the Dublin Docklands Authority) sits a few hundred yards up the quay to the left. Behind the subject warehouses is the abandoned site (for now)for a skyscraper designed to be topped by a new pod-shaped home for the band.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-01-2013)

Face of Fu Manchu, The - Fortunately for Rita's education, her walk home towards Cardiff Lane took place 18 years later. Otherwise, the Evil One's rap sheet would almost certainly have included the vehicular manslaughter of an Open University student.
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ffm024. Fortunately for Rita's education, her walk home towards Cardiff Lane took place 18 years later. Otherwise, the Evil One's rap sheet would almost certainly have included the vehicular manslaughter of an Open University student.

ffm024n. Misery Hill, looking towards Cardiff Lane. See also 'Educating Rita'.
(Modern Photo Added: 14-12-2012)

Face of Fu Manchu, The - Somewhere in Dublin's docklands...
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ffm025. Somewhere in Dublin's docklands...

Face of Fu Manchu, The - Note the coal shovel in foreground right.
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ffm025a. Note the coal shovel in foreground right.

ffm025an. Chimney View, from Pearse Street, Dublin. Thankfully, the section of the Bord Gais (Gas Board) Energy Theatre seen in centre background doesn't obscure the chimney, one of the few structures in the docklands area to escape the wrecker's ball. Misery Hill lies on the other side of the theatre.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-02-2013)

Face of Fu Manchu, The - An example of the Doctor's reach. One of his henchmen, (possibly a member of the Irish branch of the Worshipful Order of Dacoites) tries to bury the Burma Commissioner in coal.
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ffm025b. An example of the Doctor's reach. One of his henchmen, (possibly a member of the Irish branch of the Worshipful Order of Dacoites) tries to bury the Burma Commissioner in coal.

Face of Fu Manchu, The - Lucky those boxes were there!
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ffm025c. Lucky those boxes were there!

Face of Fu Manchu, The - Alan Bourke believes this to be a bridge over the Royal Canal near Enfield, Co. Meath. See http://tinyurl.com/y7yc6mp6 (RL)
Face of Fu Manchu, The

ffm026. Alan Bourke believes this to be a bridge over the Royal Canal near Enfield, Co. Meath. See http://tinyurl.com/y7yc6mp6 (RL)

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