Episode 48 – The Lady From Shanghai

, with special guest:

The Lady from ShanghaiFor this episode, we return to the lovely Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis to enjoy Orson Wells’ curious film noir, The Lady from Shanghai.  The film stars Wells and his then wife Rita Hayworth, who makes her first appearance on our podcast.  Melissa is the only member of our team who has seen the film before so both Tim and Jena have a chance to react to all sorts of weirdness that arises when an auteur has his vision compromised by studio interference.  On the other hand, maybe some of that interference wasn’t such a bad thing…

Our next episode will jump forward a few years as we watch Edge of Tomorrow!

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
The Lady from Shanghai poster Rating: 7.6/10 (27,307 votes)
Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Sherwood King (story based on a novel by), Orson Welles (screenplay)
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders
Runtime: 87 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 14 Apr 1948
Plot: Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

1 comment

    • Michael on June 1, 2015 at 2:36 pm
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    I thought I had seen the amusement park at the end of The Lady from Shanghai in another movie, but it appears that I didn’t. I may have been thinking of The Pike in Long Beach, California. The San Francisco amusement park in this movie was Playland on the Beach which began in the late 1920s and was demolished in 1972.

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