CTVA US Adventure - "The Adventures of Fu Manchu" (Republic)(1956) starring Glen Gordon

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Stories of the Century (Republic-Studio City/HTS)(1954-55) starring Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Kristine Miller
The Adventures of Fu Manchu (Republic-Studio City/HTS)(1956) starring Glen Gordon
Frontier Doctor (Republic-Studio City/HTS)(1958-59) starring Rex Allen
The Adventures of Fu Manchu (1956)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
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THE ADVENTURES OF FU MANCHU
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Production Companies:
Republic Productions Inc. /  Studio City Television Productions Inc.
Distributors:
Hollywood Television Service Inc. / Moviecraft (videos)
for
First-Run Syndication
Executive Producer Herbert J. Yates
Produced by Morton W. Scott  
Associate Producers Franklin Adreon and Edward J. White  
Based on Characters Created by Sax Rohmer

US Adventure series 1956  13 episodes x 30 min bw
starring

Glen Gordon as Dr. Fu Manchu
with
Lester Matthews as Sir Dennis Nayland-Smith
Clark Howat as Dr. John Petrie
Carla Balenda as Betty Leonard
Laurette Luez as Karamanch
John George as Kolb
Lester Stevens as Malik

Other Credits:
Directors include: Franklin Adreon,  William Witney  
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ANTHONY J. VITARELLI (imdb have Arthur)
WRITERS INCLUDED:
RICHARD LANDAU, ARTHUR ORLOFF, RONALD DAVIDSON, BARRY SHIPMAN
FILM EDITORS: CLIFF BELL AND RICHARD L. VAN ENGER
CINEMATOGRAPHY: BUD THACKERY
MUSIC EDITOR: GERALD ROBERTS

Republic Serial #17. Drums of Fu Manchu (1940)
(15 chapters) Genre: Yellow Peril.
Based on Fu Manchu created by Sax Rohmer.
Directed by William Witney and John English
Starring Henry Brandon

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[00] pilot
1952 NBC
starring
John Carradine as Dr. Fu Manchu (pilot only)
Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Nayland Smith (pilot only)

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Syndicated Program

[01] "THE PRISONER OF DR.FU MANCHU" (1956)
(1956.09.03)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER-DIRECTOR FRANKLIN ADREON
WRITTEN BY BARRY SHIPMAN.
GUEST CAST:
LEONARD STRONG, KEITH RICHARDS, MORRIS ANKRUM, STEVEN GERAY,
EDWARD COLMANS, VICTOR SEN YOUNG.
RECURRING CAST:
GLEN GORDON, LESTER MATTHEWS, CLARK HOWAT, CARLA BALENDA,
LAURETTE LUEZ, JOHN GEORGE.
SYNOPSIS:
PROFESSOR HUGH YAN,SET TO APPEAR AT THE CONFERENCE OF NATIONS IN
NEW YORK CITY,IS GIVEN A DEADLY SERUM AND REPLACED BY A LOOK-ALIKE
IMPOSTER WHO WILL DISRUPT THE PLANS FOR WORLD PEACE. [SC]

[02] "THE GOLDEN GOD OF FU MANCHU" (1956)
(1956.09.10)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR FRANKLIN ADREON
WRITTEN BY RICHAED LANDAU
GUEST CAST:
Keye Luke (as Lum Sen)
Rick Vallin (as Morgan)
Jean Willes (as Ann Jordan)
RECURRING CAST:
LESTER MATTHEWS, CLARK HOWAT, CARLA BALENDA, LAURETTE LUEL, JOHN GEORGE.
SYNOPSIS:
SIR DENNIS AND DR. JOHN PETRIE ARE IN HONG KONG IN PURSUIT OF A GOLD
SMUGGLING RING, BELIEVING THAT DR.FU MANCHU IS THE RING-LEADER. [SC]

[03] "THE SECRET OF FU MANCHU" (1956)
(1956.09.17)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR FRANKLIN ADREON
WRITTEN BY RICHARD LANDAU.
GUEST CAST:
JOHN BRYANT STUART RANDALL.
RECURRING CAST:
LESTER MATTHEWS, CLARK HOWAT, CARLA BALENDA, LAURETTE LUEZ,
JOHN GEORGE.
SYNOPSIS:
DR. FU MANCHU KIDNAPS A GOVERNMENT ALLIANCE OFFICIAL AND WANT'S HIM
TO OBTAIN IMPORTANT TOP-SECRET DOCUMENTS. [SC]

[04] "THE VENGEANCE OF FU MANCHU" (1956)
(1956.09.24)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER DIRECTOR FRANKLIN ADREON
WRITTEN BY RONALD DAVIDSON
GUEST CAST:
PHILIP VAN ZANDT, CHARLES MEREDITH.
RECURRING CAST:
LESTER MATTHEWS, CLARK HOWAT, CARLA BALENDA, LAURETTE LUEZ,
JACK GEORGE.
SYNOPSIS:
DR.FU MANCHU TRY'S TO CONTROL THE MIND OF A FAMOUS CHEMICAL FIRM
EXECUTIVE, SO HE CAN OBTAIN A LARGE AMOUNT OF CHEMICALS TO BE SOLD
TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY. [SC]


[05] Dr. Fu Manchu, Incorporated (1956.10.01)


[06] THE PLAGUE of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956.10.08)


[07] The Slave of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956.10.15)


[08] Dr. Fu Manchu's Raid (1956.10.22)
Herb Butterfield
Mel Welles
Otto Reichow
Noel Cravat
Bill Baldwin
Richard Powers
James Stone
Jack Moyles
Dan Sturkie

[09] "THE DEATH SHIP OF DR. FU MANCHU" (1956)
(1956.10.29)
DIRECTED BY WILLIAM WITNEY
WRITTEN BY RONALD DAVIDSON.
GUEST CAST:
Tyler MacDuff
Peter Mamakos
Hugh Sanders
Weaver Levy
Reginald La Singh
Joe Yrigoyen
KEN TERRELL.
RECURRING CAST:
GLEN GORDON, LESTER MATTHEWS, CLARK HOWAT, CARA BALENDA,
LAURETTE LUEZ, JOHN GEORGE.
SYNOPSIS:
FU MANCHU SMUGGLES DEADLY GERM CULTURES, STOLEN FROM A LAB IN SAN
FRANCISCO, THROUGH HONG KONG. [SC]

[10] "THE COUNTERFEITERS OF DR. FU MANCHU" (1956)
(1956.11.05)
DIRECTED BY WILLIAM WITNEY
WRITTEN BY SLOAN NIBLEY.
GUEST CAST:
Howard Wright
Tom Black
Dorothy Bernard
Alan Reynolds
Art Gilmore
Vernon Rich
Red Morgan
RECURRING CAST:
GLEN GORDON, LESTER MATTHEWS, CLARK HOWAT, CARLA BALENDA,
LAURETTE LUEZ, JOHN GEORGE.
SYNOPSIS:
DR. FU MANCHU KIDNAPS AN ENGRAVING CHEMIST AND FORCES HIM TO
DEVELOP A SPECIAL INK USED IN THE PRINTING OF PAPER MONEY. [SC]


[11] "THE MASTER PLAN OF FU MANCHU" (1956)
(1956.11.12)
DIRECTED BY WILLIAM WITNEY
WRITTEN BY ARTHUR ORLOFF.
GUEST CAST:
STEVEN GERAY....AS MR X (ADOLF HITLER?),
DAMIAN O'FLYNN (as Regional Director)
RECURRING CAST:
LESTER MATTHEWS, CLARK HOWAT, CARLA BALENDA, LAURETTE LUEZ,
JOHN GEORGE.
Unverified Cast:-
Damian O'Flynn, Eugene Borden, Don Kennedy
Keith McConnel, Alan Dexter (as Dr. Harlow Henderson)
Bob Nelson, Stuart Whitman
Synopsis:
A FAMOUS PLASTIC SURGEON IS MISSING AND DR.JOHN PETRIE IS CONCERNED
THAT HE MAY BE A VICTIM OF DR.FU MANCHU. [SC]

[12] "THE SATELLITES OF DR. FU MANCHU" (1956)
(1956.11.19)
DIRECTED BY WILLIAM WITNEY
WRITTEN BY MAURICE TOMBRAGEL.
GUEST CAST:.
Pat Waltz
Pierre Watkin
Otto Waldis
Jon Sheppod
Paul Fierro
John McKee
RECURRING CAST:
GLEN GORDON, LESTER MATHEWS, CLARK HOWAT, CARLA BALENDA,
LAURETTE LUEZ, JOHN GEORGE.
SYNOPSIS:
SIR DENNIS NAYLAND INVESTIGATES THE DISAPPEARENCE OF FOUR GOVERNMENT
AIRCRAFT'S, EACH CONTAINING AN OFFICIAL WHO'S BACKGROUND IS SPACE
SCIENCE. [SC]

[13] THE ASSASSINS OF DR. FU MANCHU (1956.11.26)
Mason Alan Dinehart III
Gregory Gaye
Frank Wilcox
John Maxwell
Thomas B. Henry
John Eldredge
Michael Whalen
Tommy Ivo
Virginia Carroll
Jack Shea
Leon Tyler

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