The Lady from Shanghaï

The Lady from Shanghaï
by Orson Welles1h271946United States

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Sound Recorder : Lodge Cunningham
    • Photo Director : Charles Lawton Jr., Rudolph Maté
    • Costume Design : Jean Louis
    • Original Music : Heinz Roemheld
    • Editing : Viola Lawrence
    • Original Work Author : Raymond Sherwood King
    • Set Decoration : Herman Schoenbrun, Wilbur Menefee
    • Producer : Orson Welles
    • Director : Orson Welles
    • Scenario : Orson Welles
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1946
    • French release date : 11 août 1947
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : English

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