Shanghai Express

Shanghai Express

DVD - 2014
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An opulent romantic adventure that focuses on a diverse group of passengers traveling by express train from Peking to Shanghai. Among them is Captain Doc Harvey, who finds himself reunited with his former lover, now an infamous adventuress who calls herself Shanghai Lily. Desire and deception follow, culminating in a tense hostage situation when their train is hijacked by a Chinese warlord.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE SHA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,Dolby Digital,rda

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May 23, 2015

In 1930 Marlene Dietrich and Josef Von Sternberg made Blue Angel (simultaneously filmed in German and English) and these films made Dietrich internationally famous. Hollywood brought them to the USA where they made six more films, of which Shanghai Express was one. Dietrich plays a close to the vest, secretive, laconic woman, smoking with sexuality, and damaged by events, but still in love. Hollywood got interested in Dietrich when they saw how famous Greta Garbo had become just years before. So I guess we can say that there were two Garbo-like actresses.

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