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The Ship from Shanghai (1930)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 January 1930 (USA)
On a yacht sailing from Shanghai to the United States, the sailors, led by the megalomaniac steward, revolt and take control.

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(from the novel: "Ordeal" by), (dramatized for the screen by)
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Dorothy Daley
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Viola Thorpe
Holmes Herbert ...
Paul Thorpe
Zeffie Tilbury ...
Lady Daley
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Ted
Ivan Linow ...
Pete
Jack McDonald ...
Reid
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A yachting party of rich socialites sailing from Shanghai falls into the hand of a mutineering crew, and are subsequently at the mercy of the merciless whims of a half-mad ship's steward who has gained control of the water supply. That is with the exception of Lady Daley who is quite indifferent to the whole affair. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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What starts out as a Gay Yachting Party Turns in to a Voyage of Terror and Excitement Such as Will Leave You Breathless! (original-ad) See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Passed
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31 January 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A bordo del 'Shanghai'  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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Howard Vazey: It isn't a jazz band; its a band of angels.
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Soundtracks

Sailing, Sailing (Over the Bounding Main)
(1880) (uncredited)
Written by Godfrey Marks
Sung a cappella by Conrad Nagel, Holmes Herbert, Carmel Myers and Zeffie Tilbury at the nightclub
Reprised a cappella by Conrad Nagel aboard the yacht
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Creaaaakkkk
9 April 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

That's the sound that this ancient maritime drama makes as it meanders through it's less than exciting hour long running time. Set on a transoceanic trip from Shanghai to San Francisco, the film stars Kay Johnson, Conrad Nagel, and Zeffie Tilbury as a group of incredibly annoying passengers who end up under the thumb of evil steward Louis Wolheim, who seems to be channeling the spirit of a very dumb and quite drunk Wallace Beery. There's some scratchy stock footage of Chinese villagers to help set the scene and a bizarre (and pointless) rendition of Singin' In the Rain performed by a band of Asian men in coolie hats. This badly recorded, crude early talkie will put most viewers to sleep.


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