United States: February 02 1932
Ranking: 4,573 out of 16,286 movies (up 1247)
'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.