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Fu Manchu (Glen Gordon) has himself delivered germs from an US
laboratory to his Hong Kong hideout, to prove that the USA experiment in
germ warfare. The ship on which the germs are delivered sinks though, but
valiant Captain Warren (Hugh Sanders), a righteous man who has no idea
about the whole affair, saves the crate containing the germs anyway - so
Fu Manchu decides to give him the command of another ship destined to
deliver the germs, hidden in melons, to mainland China, and he even uses
his female consort Karamaneh (Laurette Luez) to persuade Warren.
However, Nayland Smith (Lester Matthews) and Doctor Petrie (Clark Howat)
are searching the whole Hong Kong harbour for the germs, and when Warren
grows suspicious about the crates full of melons himself,he has them
removed from the storage, only to make Smith and Petrie suspicious - and
while he himself soon is at Fu Manchu's mercy, it doesn't take Smith and
Petrie long to track down Fu Manchu's hideout and overcome his henchman in
a showdown during which Fu Manchu's closest ally (in this episode),
forwarding agent Carsten (Peter Mamakos), is killed by exactly the germs
he was about to ship. Fu Manchu of course escapes though.
of the better episodes of the admittedly not so great Fu Manchu-TV-series.
Especially the scene in which Carsten dies from the germs in front of Fu
Manchu himself is rather chilling, especially for 1950's television.