Production info

The Return of Chandu
USA, 1934

Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba
Directed by Ray Taylor


The cult of Ubasti on the isle of Lemuria believes that exotic Princess Nadji of Egypt is a reincarnation of their long-dead goddess Ossana. As they plan to sacrifice her, Nadji seeks refuge at the California home of a practicioner of white magic who calls himself Chandu. Not even his powers can protect her completely, and the cult follows them all the way to a South Sea island...

Famous cliff-hanger serial of 12-episodes, totalling some 3 hours and 22minutes. Little Egyptology here, though, apart from the Egyptian princess. Also known as "The Return of Chandu the Magician" (video title) and "Chandu's Return".

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