The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu

Character: Alice Rage

Directed by: Piers Haggard, Peter Sellers, Richard Quine

Written by: Rudy Dochtermann, Jim Moloney, Peter Sellers

Produced by: Zev Braun, Leland Nolan, Hugh Hefner

Cast Members: Peter Sellers, David Tomlinson, Sid Caesar, John Le Mesurier

Released date: August 8, 1980

Genre: Comedy

Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in Washington. The FBI sends agents Capone and Williams to England to confer with Nayland Smith, an expert on Fu. Nayland suspects Fu will kidnap the king and queen and demand the George V diamond as ransom. Scotland Yard recruits Alice Rage to stand-in for the queen. Fu nabs the "fake" queen; Rage becomes enamored of Fu and aids him in his quest for the George V diamond.

Taglines

→ BEWARE! See this movie – An hour later you’ll want to see it again!
→ He’s evil. He’s diabolical. He’s invincible. He’s engaged. (He’s also available for parties).

Trivia

• In the film’s story, actress Helen Mirren, playing policewoman Alice Rage, is asked to impersonate Queen Mary.
6bull; The song sung by Police Constable Alice Rage (Helen Mirren) was the Music Hall classic “Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow”.