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Chandu the Magician (1932) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by William Cameron Menzies and Marcel Varnel .

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Classic Films in Focus: CHANDU THE MAGICIAN (1932)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 11, 2013 From Virtual Virago

In the 1930s, Chandu the Magician was a popular radio program with a supernatural twist that lent itself to eerie sound effects, replete with the creaking doors, ringing bells, and ominous footsteps that made such programs so delightfully spine-tingling for their listeners. The movie version sought ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CHANDU THE MAGICIAN (1932)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 11, 2013 From Virtual Virago

In the 1930s, Chandu the Magician was a popular radio program with a supernatural twist that lent itself to eerie sound effects, replete with the creaking doors, ringing bells, and ominous footsteps that made such programs so delightfully spine-tingling for their listeners. The movie version sought ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CHANDU THE MAGICIAN (1932)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 11, 2013 From Virtual Virago

In the 1930s, Chandu the Magician was a popular radio program with a supernatural twist that lent itself to eerie sound effects, replete with the creaking doors, ringing bells, and ominous footsteps that made such programs so delightfully spine-tingling for their listeners. The movie version sought ... Read full article


Thrillers and Chillers: Chandu the Magician (1932)

By Dawn on Oct 8, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Chandu the Magician (1932) is a mystery film. Cast: Edmund Lowe, Frank Chandler and Bela Lugosi. Based on the radio play of the same name, written by Harry A. Earnshaw, Vera M. Oldham and R.R. Morgan. The radio series ran from 1932 to 1933 and Fox obtained the rights hoping the film would appeal to ... Read full article


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Princess Nadji: So, unless my people will join in making you a modern pharaoh, you will annihilate them?
Roxor: [laughing] Pharaoh? I shall be greater than any pharaoh! Civilization and all its works shall be destroyed! Men shall return to savagery following only one supreme intelligence... me!


Roxor: [to Abdullah] If Nadji opposes me, and you serve me well, there shall be a new slave in your harem.


Princess Nadji: Have you been married since you last saw me?
Chandu - aka Frank Chandler: That's one feat of magic that requires a beautiful assistant.


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Henry B. Walthall replaced Ralph Morgan as Regent.
In the subsequent Chandu serial, producers promoted Lugosi to the role of the magician-yogi.
This movie was based on "Chandu the Magician," a radio show that was airing at the time. Chandu was the basis for many of the later magician characters, including DC's Sandor the Mystic and Marvel Comics's Dr. Strange.
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