MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 48,552 this week

The Shanghai Drama (1938)
"Le drame de Shanghaï" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  10 January 1945 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 45 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

A Russian emigrant sings in a Shanghai nightclub under the assumed name of Kay Murphy. All she dreams of is a peaceful life with her daughter Vera. But this is only a pipe dream as she has ... See full summary »

Director:

(as G.W. Pabst)

Writers:

(as A. Arnoux) , (novel) (as O.P. Gilbert) , 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3980 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Shanghai Drama (1938)

The Shanghai Drama (1938) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Shanghai Drama.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Spain, in the sixteenth century, an elderly gentleman named Don Quixote has gone mad from reading too many books on chivalry. Proclaiming himself a knight, he sets out with his squire, ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Feodor Chaliapin Sr., George Robey, Oscar Asche
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A dramatic reconstruction of the July 1944 attempt by German Army Officers to assassinate Hitler with a bomb and end the war before Germany was totally destroyed.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Bernhard Wicki, Karl Ludwig Diehl, Carl Wery
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Jenny Lamour wants to succeed in music hall. Her husband and accompanist is Maurice Martineau, a nice but jealous guy. When he knew Jenny is making eyes at Brignon, an old businessman, in ... See full summary »

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Louis Jouvet, Simone Renant, Bernard Blier
Pandora's Box (1929)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Marie Bell, Micheline Francey
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay
That Night (1933)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Marc Sorkin
Stars: Madeleine Soria, Lucien Rozenberg, William Aguet
Pasha's Wives (1939)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Mireille, a Frenchwoman, has married a westernized Turkish diplomat. Thinking that she will live a dream life in an Arabian Nights setting, she accepts to follow Vedad Bey, her husband, to ... See full summary »

Directors: Marc Sorkin, Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Viviane Romance, John Lodge, Marcel Dalio
Topaze II (1933)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Louis J. Gasnier
Stars: Louis Jouvet, Simone Héliard, Marcel Vallée
Miquette (1950)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Louis Jouvet, Bourvil, Saturnin Fabre
Volpone (1941)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Volpone, an elderly Venetian, connives with his money-crazed servant to convince his greedy friends that he is dying, knowing that each will try to curry favor with him in order to be named... See full summary »

Directors: Maurice Tourneur, Jacques de Baroncelli
Stars: Harry Baur, Louis Jouvet, Charles Dullin
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Marianne, a stage actress, has decided to give up her career in order to marry a wealthy nobleman, Marquis Antoine de Fontaines. As a wedding present Antoine gives his future wife a ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur
Stars: Paul Meurisse, Simone Signoret, Marcel Herrand
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christl Mardayn ...
Mme Blonski / la chanteuse Kay Murphy (as Christiane Mardayne)
Louis Jouvet ...
L'aventurier Ivan
Raymond Rouleau ...
Le journaliste André Franchon
Dorville ...
Big-Bill, le patron de la boîte de nuit
Suzanne Desprès ...
La gouvernante Niania (as Suzanne Despres)
Elina Labourdette ...
Gabrielle Dorziat ...
La directrice du collège
Mila Parély ...
La capitaine des girls (as Mila Parely)
Robert Manuel ...
Le client attaqué (as Robert Manuel de la Comédie-Française)
Marcel Lupovici ...
Un tueur du Serpent Noir (as M. Lupovici)
Foun-Sen ...
Mme Tsé
Linh-Nam ...
Cheng
Ky Duyen ...
Mr. Wang (as Ky-Duyen)
Hoang-Dao
Ma
Edit

Storyline

A Russian emigrant sings in a Shanghai nightclub under the assumed name of Kay Murphy. All she dreams of is a peaceful life with her daughter Vera. But this is only a pipe dream as she has been forced by her former lover Ivan to work for a secret criminal organization, "The Black Dragon". Vera, who studies in a Hong Kong boarding-school, knows nothing about her mother's past. When Ivan, who is also Vera's father, resurfaces and blackmails Kay, the young woman is determined to fight back... Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 January 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Shanghai Drama  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Toi L'inconnu Dont J'ai Révé
Music by Ralph Erwin
Lyrics by Louis Poterat
Sung by Christl Mardayn
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
memorable and well done
31 October 1998 | by (Jamesburg, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was shown last night (10/30/98) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as part of a G. W. Pabst retrospective. The date of the movie was 1938 and it was very evocative of the period. Although shot in Saigon (instead of Hong Kong), it appeared to be very reflective of what I imagine was the Hong Kong atmosphere at the time - including good references to the many Russian ex-patriots there and their desperation. Not a perfect movie but one to be seen, if available.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Shanghai Drama (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?