The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1967) Another James Bond wannabe, only this time he comes with a super-forced sense of nonchalance and a simpleton sidekick played by Frankie Avalon. Naturally, there's a world conquering villain as well, a feminine faux-Fu Manchu who goes by the name Sumuru. Also, apropos of nothing, Klaus Kinski shows up in brown-face. The whole thing is like a motion picture variation of that old meme that goes, "Hey, mom, can we go see 007?", to which mom relies, "No, we have 007 at home." This film is the 007 you get at home.
TIL: Sax Rohmer, creator of both Fu Manchu and Sumuru, claimed to be part of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Rosicrucians, organizations that peddled warmed over Gnosticism to elites who believed only they could comprehend the hidden truths behind the Christian religion. As St. Paul wrote, however, “Avoid profane babbling and the absurdities of so-called knowledge [gnosis]." True Christianity hides none of its teachings, putting it all out there to be accepted or rejected as one sees fit.
I HAVE SOME NOTES: More dashed out doodles on my daily Scripture readings.