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The Ship from Shanghai (1930)

Passed  -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  31 January 1930 (USA)
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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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Conrad Nagel ...
Howard Vazey
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Dorothy Daley
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Viola Thorpe
Holmes Herbert ...
Paul Thorpe
Zeffie Tilbury ...
Lady Daley
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Ivan Linow ...
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Jack McDonald ...
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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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31 January 1930 (USA)  »

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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

Singin in the Rain
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played by a band in a Shanghai nightclub as dance music and sung in a Chinese dialect by the band members
Sung also by Conrad Nagel in English as he danced with Kay Johnson
Reprised a cappella by Conrad Nagel aboard the yacht
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Creaky
13 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A group of wealthy socialites take a cruise on their yacht but a storm cripples the ship, making it possible for the disgruntled crew to mutiny.

Flat-nosed Louis Wolheim does his best in the role of an insane crewman with dreams of power but his exaggerated performance makes this dull film laughable and only mildly entertaining. The acting is stagy, the story melodramatic, and the early sound technology makes for long stretches of awkward silence. Unless you're interested in someone from the cast, or want to see how bad some early talkies could be, skip this one.


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