The Lady from Shanghaï

by Orson Welles 1h27min United States 1946
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The Lady from Shanghaï
by Orson Welles

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.

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  • Rita Hayworth : Elsa Bannister
  • Orson Welles : Michael O'Hara
  • Everett Sloane : Arthur Bannister
  • And with: Glenn Anders, Ted De Corsia, Erskine Sanford, Gus Schilling


  • Director Orson Welles
  • Scenario Orson Welles
  • Original work author Raymond Sherwood King
  • Photo director Charles Lawton Jr., Rudolph Maté
  • Set Design Wilbur Menefee, Herman Schoenbrun
  • Costume Design Jean Louis
  • Sound Lodge Cunningham
  • Editing Viola Lawrence
  • Original music Heinz Roemheld
  • Producer Orson Welles

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1946
  • Release date for France08/11/1947
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
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