Release Date October 1, 1934|
On the Island of Lemuria, the warlocks plan to resurrect their high
priestess, Ossena, by bringing Princess Nadji to the island and
forcing her to undergo a ritual by which her soul is transferred
back (?) into Ossena's body.
Her lover Frank Chandler, aka Chandu the Magician, is forced to go
to Lemuria with his sister and niece and nephew to rescue her from
When Chandu is made a prisoner of the warlocks, Nadji vows to them
that she will bow to their wishes if Chandu is released, which he
is. She then allows herself to be cremated on a pyre beside
Ossena's body as Chandu watches helplessly.
Ossena's body floats in the air as Nadji's soul passes into it
through the medium of the walocks' spell, above the altar of their
cat goddess. She then stands upright, goes over to the throne, and
sits down in it.
Only then does Chandler act, casting a spell which makes the
Warlock's magic vanish, and rescuing Nadji by pulling her away from
the throne. All four heroes escape from the Island of Lemuria with
Nadji in tow.
Chandler was played by Bela Lugosi in what was to be his only
English-speaking heroic role.
originally posted by guest (Glammazon) on 2006-08-31, 1 edit, entryid=313