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Year: 1932
Original Title: Shanghai Express
Length: 82 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Studios: Paramount Pictures
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Release Dates

United States: February 02 1932

Ranking

Ranking: 4,573 out of 16,286 movies (up 1247)

7,6

7.6 by 2 users

Plot

'Shanghai Express' is a 1932 dramatic film directed by Josef von Sternberg starring Marlene Dietrich. This film was the Sternberg/Dietrich's fourth collaboration out of seven films they did together. In 1931, China is embroiled in a civil war. All the foreigners, in order to be saved during the war, they're all in a express to Shanghai. During the journey, Captain Donald Harvey will encounter with a long lost love called Shanghai Lily, whom everyone knows her as a courtesan but for him she was the love of lis life. They will have to face the Chinese Government soldiers who try to apprehend a rebel agent on board. While they're being attacked they will have to decide if the love they feel about each other is worth fighting for.

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Director

Cast Shanghai Express

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

Shanghai Lily

Lawrence Grant

Lawrence Grant

Reverend Mr. Carmichael

Clive Brook

Clive Brook

Doc Harvey

Warner Oland

Warner Oland

Henry Chang

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Trivia Shanghai Express

The black-and-white leather gloves Dietrich wears at the start of the film were custom-made by Hermès. 1000 extras were used in the making of the movie China initially banned the movie, demanding its withdrawal from worldwide circulation. The ban was lifted when Paramount pledged not to make another film involving Chinese politics.

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