The Shanghaï Gesture

by Josef von Sternberg 1h35min United States 1941
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The Shanghaï Gesture
by Josef von Sternberg

In Shanghai, dragon-lady 'Mother' Gin Sling operates a gambling house for wealthy patrons but she clashes with influential land developer Sir Guy Charteris who wants to put her out-of-business.

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  • Gene Tierney : Victoria Charteris/Poppy Smith
  • Walter Huston : Sir Guy Charteris
  • Victor Mature : le docteur Omar
  • And with: Ona Munson, Phyllis Brooks, Marcel Dalio, Albert Bassermann, Maria Ouspenskaya


  • Director Josef von Sternberg
  • Original work author John Colton
  • Photo director Paul Ivano
  • Sound C.A. Noyes
  • Editing Sam Winston
  • Original music Richard Hageman
  • Producer Arnold Pressburger
  • Production Compagny Arnold Pressburger Films
  • Distributor Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1941
  • Release date for France12/10/1947
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
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