The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
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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
Other cast: Peter Sellers, David Tomlinson, Sid Caesar, John Le Mesurier
Release date: August 8, 1980
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 1h 40min

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”.