zeph’s pop culture quiz #48
Who is emerging from that door? And where is he headed to?
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UPDATE and solution (11 November 2011):
And again Alexander Rabitsch almost immediately ↵recognized the movie the screencap stems from: ‘↑The Face of Fu Manchu‘ (Sharp 1965), starring ↑Christopher Lee. But he is reluctant to tell us who it is, emerging from the doorway:
It’s Christopher Lee, yes, and within the story it seems that it is ↑Dr. Fu Manchu, heading towards his own beheading. Even his arch-enemy Sir Denis Nayland Smith (Nigel Green) believes so. But it isn’t. Rather the sinister Doctor has hypnotized an unnamed Chinese actor who now is executed instead. That’s not too much of a spoiler, because the ruse is quite obvious within the first few minutes of the movie.