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Alex Silver 4 months ago
A great film noir by the master.
Austin almost 6 years ago
Welles shows some restraint, allowing his silliness to grow in natural and subtle ways.
Jonathan Evans over 3 years ago
M over 4 years ago
Nino Vignjevic almost 5 years ago
William Bird 5 years ago
Brooke over 5 years ago
Eric Ratzlaff over 6 years ago
Morwenna Gentile over 7 years ago
Dániel Rudolf over 7 years ago
Hal Incandenza over 7 years ago
The Lady from Shanghai is a 1947 film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, his estranged wife Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane. It is based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King. Michael O'Hara (Orson Welles) meets the beautiful blonde Elsa (Rita Hayworth) as she rides a horse-drawn coach in Central Park. Shortly thereafter three hooligans waylay the coach, Michael rescues her and escorts her home. Michael reveals he is a seaman and learns Elsa and her husband, the famous disabled criminal defense attorney Arthur Bannister (Everett Sloane), are newly arrived in New York City from Shanghai. They are on their way to San Francisco via the Panama Canal. Michael, attracted to Elsa despite misgivings is persuaded to sign on as an able seaman aboard Bannister's yacht. After setting sail, they are joined on the boat by Bannister's law partner, George Grisby (Glenn Anders), who proposes that Michael "murder" him in a plot to fake his own death and collect the...
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