Shanghai Express (1931)

Shanghai Express
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 20mins.
Genres Thriller
Keywords melodrama
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Marlene Dietrich Actor Shanghai Lily 1 1000001
Clive Brook Actor Donald Harvey 1 1000002
Anna May Wong Actor Hui Fei 1 1000003
Warner Oland Actor Henry Chang 1 1000004
Eugene Pallette Actor Sam Salt 1 1000005
Lawrence Grant Actor Reverend Carmichael 1 1000006
Louise Closser Hale Actor Mrs Haggerty 1 1000007
Gustav Von Seyffertitz Actor Baum 1 1000008
Emile Chautard Actor Major Lenard 1 1000009
Josef Von Sternberg Director n/a 2 2000001
Jules Furthman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Harry Hervey From Story n/a 120870 4000002
Henry Hathaway Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Lee Garmes Photography n/a 120835 6000001
Hans Dreier Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Travis Banton Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Synopsis
As China's great train, the Shanghai Express, is being boarded and loaded with baggage, a mixed assortment of characters run elbows, a lady of questionable reputation known as "the White Flower of the Chinese coast; a British Medical Corps officer; Warner Oland, a shady half-caste merchant with a penchant for carrying a cane; and Anna Mae Wong, an American-bred Chinese prostitute with plans for starting anew in marriage. The time of the journey is one of great political unrest, with the possibility of bands of rebels attacking the train looming large.
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