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The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

NR 87 min - Crime, Drama, Mystery - 24 December 1947
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Baffling murders, fascinating plot twists and remarkable camera work all contribute to this spellbinding, time-honored film noir written, directed by and starring Orson Welles. Hired to work on a yacht belonging to the disabled husband of femme fatale Rita Hayworth, Welles plays an innocent man drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue and murder. The subject of great controversy and scandal upon its initial release, THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI shocked 1948 audiences by presenting Hayworth with her flaming red hair cut short and dyed champagne blonde. Fifty years later, THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI is considered vintage Welles, his famous hall of mirrors climax hailed as one of the greatest scenes in cinematic history.

Director:  Orson Welles
Writers:  Charles Lederer, William Castle, Fletcher Markle
Stars:  Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia, Erskine Sanford, Gus Schilling, Lou Merrill, Carl Frank, Evelyn Ellis, Harry Shannon, William Alland, Alvin Hammer, Byron Kane, Mary Newton, Jessie Arnold, Tom Coleman, Theresa Harris, Tiny Jones, Arthur Tovey, Jack Baxley, Edward Peil Sr., Steve Benton, Eddie Coke, Al Eben, Milton Kibbee, Harry Strang, Norman Thomson, Philip Van Zandt, Joseph Granby, Wong Chung, Edythe Elliott, Dorothy Vaughan, John Elliott, Charles Ferguson, Errol Flynn, Maynard Holmes, Charles Meakin, Philip Morris, Sam Nelson, Joe Palma, Gerald Pierce, Joe Recht, Mabel Smaney, Blackie Whiteford, Richard Wilson

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Storyline

Baffling murders, fascinating plot twists and remarkable camera work all contribute to this spellbinding, time-honored film noir written, directed by and starring Orson Welles. Hired to work on a yacht belonging to the disabled husband of femme fatale Rita Hayworth, Welles plays an innocent man drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue and murder. The subject of great controversy and scandal upon its initial release, THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI shocked 1948 audiences by presenting Hayworth with her flaming red hair cut short and dyed champagne blonde. Fifty years later, THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI is considered vintage Welles, his famous hall of mirrors climax hailed as one of the greatest scenes in cinematic history.



Tagline: I told you... you know nothing about wickedness

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  Cantonese, English
Release Date:  24 December 1947

Box Office

Budget:  $2,300,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Mercury Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 27 min

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