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Chandu on the Magic Island (1935)

Approved | | Fantasy, Adventure | August 1935 (USA)
On the mystic island of Lemuria, the cult of Ubasti seek the Egyptian Princess Nadji to sacrifice so that their goddess Ossana, whose soul resides in Nadji's body, may be resurrected by ... See full summary »

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Ray Taylor (uncredited)

Writers:

Barry Barringer (screenplay), Harry A. Earnshaw (based on the radio drama by) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Bela Lugosi ... Frank Chandler - Chandu
Maria Alba ... Princess Nadji (archive footage)
Clara Kimball Young ... Dorothy Regent (archive footage)
Dean Benton Dean Benton ... Bob Regent (archive footage)
Phyllis Ludwig Phyllis Ludwig ... Betty Regent (archive footage)
Murdock MacQuarrie ... The Voice of the Ubasti (archive footage)
Wilfred Lucas ... Capt. Walker (archive footage)
Josef Swickard ... Tyba - The White Magician (archive footage)
J.J. Clark ... Vitras - The High Priest (archive footage) (as Jack Clark)
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On the mystic island of Lemuria, the cult of Ubasti seek the Egyptian Princess Nadji to sacrifice so that their goddess Ossana, whose soul resides in Nadji's body, may be resurrected by Black Magic. Nadji is located in the Far East port of Suva, but shielded by the White Magical powers of Frank Chandler, an American raised by Eastern mystics who is also known as Chandu. When Chandu takes a voyage alone, however, the evil Voice of Ubasti is able to magically spirit her to Lemuria, where Black Magic reigns supreme. Chandu sets out in pursuit with his sister Dorothy, niece Betty and nephew Bob; but, shipwrecked on the magic island, Chandu finds his family also held prisoner for sacrifice while he is plunged into an endless maze of caverns beneath the evil temple, where both his mortal and magical strength seem rendered useless... Written by Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net>

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Edited from the 12-chapter serial The Return of Chandu (1934). See more »

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Do You Believe in Cats?
15 July 2007 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Second feature made out of the serial The Return of Chandu picking up the second half of the serial as Bela Lugosi, playing Chandu, his niece, nephew, and sister, travel to the ancient island of Lemuria where the beautiful Princess Nadji as been taken to be sacrificed to the god(s) of the cat worshipers inhabiting the isle. This edited feature suffers many of the same problems of the first edited feature: continuity concerns from bad editing, questionable character motivations from bad editing, poor direction in general, and inferior special effects, but this second feature, coming in at a whopping 70 minutes, does indeed have the resolution to the serial included and much more action. If you miss the first half, you can easily involve yourself in this film as the story is very easy to follow. Again, Lugosi is fun to watch as the hero.


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August 1935 (USA) See more »

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