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Daughter of Shanghai (1937)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  17 December 1937 (USA)
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Chinese-American woman tries to expose illegal alien smuggling ring.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lan Ying Lin
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Otto Hartman
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Andrew Sleete (as Larry Crabbe)
Cecil Cunningham ...
Mrs. Mary Hunt
J. Carrol Naish ...
Frank Barden
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Harry Morgan
John Patterson ...
James Lang
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Olga Derey
Philip Ahn ...
Kim Lee
Fred Kohler ...
Captain Gulner
Guy Bates Post ...
Lloyd Burkett
Virginia Dabney ...
Rita - a Dancer
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In an unidentified airplane flying over the ocean in which six aliens are huddled, alien-smugglers Frank Barden and Andrew Sleete are trying to evade a government pursuit plane. They dump the screaming "evidence" into the sea. Escaping pursuit, they later approach wealthy merchant Quan Lin and demand he take some aliens off of their hands. They kill him when he refuses. Lan Ying Lin, his daughter, goes to wealthy society matron Mrs. Mary Hunt for help. She introduces her to an inspector and Kim Lee, a government agent. Unknown to all, Mrs. Hunt is the power behind the smuggling ring. Turning detective to catch her father's killers, Lan Ying Lin finds herself on a remote island where she takes a job as a dancer in a honky-tonk operated by Otto Hartman, and discovers the island resort is a blind for an alien receiving station. She gets the evidence on Hartman and flees the island with agent Lee, disguised as a man, in the hold of the smuggling vessel. They are discovered by the ship's ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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17 December 1937 (USA)  »

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(copyright length) (TCM print)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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John Hart's film debut. See more »

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It's Raining in Shanghai
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Music by Friedrich Hollaender
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A Good Film Noir, With The Great Anna May Wong
17 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is about smugglers who take people from other parts of the world and bring them to the United States to work for others (sounds almost contemporary). Anna May Wong plays the daughter of Quan Lin, a successful merchant, who refuses to "buy" anyone for his business. He gets killed and his daughter narrowly escapes. This plays as a film noir, and it could even be considered a B movie, but it is pretty good. The plot thickens, there are a few surprises and then there is the beautiful, accomplished actress Anna May Wong. She was something special. I liked its pacing, and I feel it is a film you should watch, if you're into mystery and intrigue. Check it out.


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