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The Lady from Shanghai, 1947

The Lady from Shanghai
Directed by: Orson Welles
Written by: Orson Welles
Language:  English, Cantonese
Country:  USA
Runtime:  87 min
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The Lady from Shanghai can be described as cynical, suspenseful, and clever. The plot revolves around a femme fatale, the protagonist as suspect, and a dangerous attraction. The main genres are thriller, crime, and mystery. In terms of style, The Lady from Shanghai is a film noir. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It is located in San Francisco, Mexico, and South America. The Lady from Shanghai takes place in the 20th century. Visually, it is black and white. It is based on a book. The Lady from Shanghai has received attention for being a classic and critically acclaimed. Note that it involves mild violent content.

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THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI, an atmospheric film noir based on Sherwood King's novel IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE,... more

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Language: English, Cantonese
Country: USA
Release date: 9 June 1948
Runtime: 87 min

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Orson Welles Orson Welles As Michael O'Hara
Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth As Elsa Bannister
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This is an Orson Welles movie so of course it is GEEE-NIUSSS! The plot goes something like this: An Irish sailor played by Welles, sporting a Lucky Charms accent, is hired by a disabled defense attorney at the behest of his beautiful wife played by...
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A textbook example of what can go wrong when a studio interferes with a talented director's efforts to make what could have been a great movie. The camerawork is good, Rita Hayworth is beautiful, and the story and performances are both weirdly...
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