(1967; England; filmed in Hong Kong; NR; 95m)

a.k.a. THE 1,000 EYES OF SU-MURU
a.k.a. THE 1,000,000 EYES OF SU-MURU (variation)
a.k.a. SU-MURU (England)
a.k.a. SUMURU
prequel to RIO 70 a.k.a. FUTURE WOMEN (TV title)

Ad: "She Rules a Palace of Pleasure...for Women! Where Men Are Used in a Diabolical Plot to Destroy Civilization!"

Plot: Evil and power-hungry, Su-Muru and her female troops want to dominate the entire world.

Prod: Harry Alan Towers (323-Castle of Fu Manchu; 519-Outlaw)
Dir: Lindsay Shonteff (818-Devil Doll; Curse of the Voodoo)
Scr: Kevon Kavanagh (Sanders; A Prize of Arms)
Sto: Peter Welbeck a.k.a. Harry Alan Towers (323/519)
Sto: Sax Rohmer (Vengeance of Fu Manchu; Face of Fu Manchu)
Cin: John von Kotze (Vengeance of Fu Manchu; Scent of Mystery)
Ed: Allan Morrison (Vengeance of Fu Manchu; House of 1,000 Dolls)
ADir: Scott MacGregor
(111-Moon Zero Two; 416-Fire Maidens from Outer Space)
Score: Johnny Scott (Trog; The Amsterdam Affair)

Tommy Carter / Frankie Avalon (Beach Party; Ski Party)
Nick West / George Nader
(*107-Robot Monster; 420-The Human Duplicators)
Su-Muru / Shirley Eaton (The Blood of Fu Manchu)
Colonel Baisbrook a.k.a. Sir Anthony / Wilfred Hyde-White
(My Fair Lady; The Magic Christian)
President Boong / Klaus Kinski (Nosferatu, The Vampire)
Louise / Patti Chandler (Pajama Party; Beach Blanket Bingo)
Mikki / Salli Sachse (The Trip; Ski Party)
Ema / Ursula Rank
Zoe / Krista Nell (The Slasher)
Helga / Marie Rohm (Vengeance of Fu Manchu)
Inspector Koo / Paul Chang
Kitty / Essie Huang
Colonel Medika / Jon Fong (Flower Drum Song; Donovan's Reef)
Su-Muru guards / Denise Davreux; Mary Cheng; Jill Hamilton; Lisa Gray; Christine Lok; Margaret Cheung; Louise Lee

Trivia: Born Francis Thomas Avallone in 1939, teen heartthrob FRANKIE AVALON had his biggest hit with the song "Venus" in 1959. He's mostly known for his appearances in American International Picture's highly popular musical/comedy "beach" movies in which he played the squeaky clean boyfriend of the equally chaste Annette Funicello, the rival of John Ashley, and the nemesis to motorcycle hood Harvey Lembeck.

Avalon's films include:

Jamboree (1957) with Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino
The Alamo (1960) starring John Wayne
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) with Walter Pidgeon
Panic in the Year Zero (1962) with Ray Milland
Beach Party (1963) with Annette, Lembeck, Ashley, Bob Cummings
Muscle Beach Party (1964) with Annette, Ashley, Don Rickles
Bikini Beach (1964) with Annette, Ashley, Rickles, Keenan Wynn
Pajama Party (1964) with Annette, Tommy Kirk, Buster Keaton
Sergeant Deadhead (1965) with Deborah Walley, Eve Arden
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) with Annette, Ashley, Keaton
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) starring Vincent Price
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) with Annette, Ashley, Linda Evans
Ski Party (1965) with Annette briefly, Dwayne Hickman
I'll Take Sweden (1965) starring Bob Hope and Tuesday Weld
Fireball 500 (1966) with Annette, Fabian
Thunder Alley (1967) with Annette, Fabian, Diane McBain
Skidoo (1968) with Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing
Horror House (1969) made in England
The Take (1974) with Billy Dee Williams
Grease (1978) starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Arden
Blood Song (1982) as a murderous mental patient
Back to the Beach (1987) re-uniting with Annette; Connie Stevens
Troop Beverly Hills (1989) with Shelley Long
The Stoned Age (1994)
Casino (1995) directed by Martin Scorsese; starring Robert DeNiro

Avalon played himself in the 1995 TV-movie A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story.

Last Updated: 6/14/1999

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