Although the film is classified as sci-fi/horror, it feels more like an action/adventure film. Director Charles Brabin keeps the story moving along nicely and also gives us a visual feast that I'm sure felt very exotic to 1930's audiences. Not surprisingly, the best scenes take place within the tomb.
Myrna Loy is also delightful as Fah Lo See. Her costume is fantastic and she has a silent intensity about her that works well in the role. The rest of the cast is solid as well.
So, if you're looking for horror, you might be disappointed. If, however you're looking for a nice 1930's action tale then you will find Mask of Fu Manchu quite enjoyable. This one is a must-see for Karloff fans.
RATING: Very Good.
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