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The Lady from Shanghai

4 Ratings: 3.3
Classics movie directed by Orson Welles

Legend has it that Orson Welles more or less conned studio boss Harry Cohn over the phone into making this movie by grabbing the title from a nearby paperback. In any case,The Lady from Shanghaiis one of Welles's most fascinating works, a bizarre … see full wiki

Director: Orson Welles
Genre: Classics
Release Date: June 9 1948
4 reviews about The Lady from Shanghai
review by . February 20, 2011
Watch The Lady from Shanghai and then outline the plot. Watch it again, if you like, or perhaps three times. And don’t peek at Wikipedia. I gave up, but I still enjoyed the movie a great deal. I still do. All I know is that it’s an odd, noirish kind of movie with characters that engage and intrigue me, except for the chubby fellow who wears a Greek captain’s hat and speaks with an awful Irish accent.       The movie is much like a gorgeous and decaying …
review by . August 25, 2010
Not one of Welles's greatest works
Orson Welles’ 1947 film-noir “The Lady From Shanghai” is one of Welles’s greatest works. Besides directing, he produced, wrote the screenplay and co-stared with his wife of the time, Rita Hayworth in this suspense thriller.        Welles it seems never got a project in a normal way after “Citizen Kane.”  So, here is the interesting story of how Welles became involved in this movie.  In the summer of 1946, Welles was directing …
Quick Tip by . August 29, 2010
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Orson Welles’ 1947 film-noir “The Lady From Shanghai” is one of Welles’s greatest works. Besides directing, he produced, wrote the screenplay and co-stared with his wife of the time, Rita Hayworth in this suspense thriller.        Welles it seems never got a project in a normal way after “Citizen Kane.”  So, here is the interesting story of how Welles became involved in this movie.  In the summer of 1946, Welles was directing …
review by . March 15, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
What was once considered Orson Welles' most notorious failure is now regarded as a classic by movie buffs. THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI, the story of a man driven to obsession and murder by a beautiful blonde temptress, is filled with striking imagery and amazing performances. Based on a novel by Sherwood King, the story focuses on world-weary crewman Michael O'Hara (Orson Welles) who literally stumbles across the path of beautiful Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth), and almost on the spot he's invited to …
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