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Peking Express (1951)

 -  Drama | Thriller | Action  -  August 1951 (USA)
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A group of refugees fleeing Chinese Communist rule via train are beset by a gang of terrifying outlaws.

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Michael Bachlin
Corinne Calvet ...
Danielle Grenier
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Father Joseph Murray
Marvin Miller ...
Kwon
Benson Fong ...
Wong
Soo Yong ...
Li Elu
Robert W. Lee ...
Ti Chen
Gregory Gaye ...
Stanislaus (as Gregory Gay)
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A group of refugees fleeing Chinese Communist rule via train are beset by a gang of terrifying outlaws.

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O Expresso de Pequim  »

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Second remake of Josef vonSternberg's Shanghai
19 September 2003 | by (Southern Arizona) – See all my reviews

Peking Express was the second remake of Josef vonSternberg's Shanghai Express. In the original film, a group of railroad passengers escaping war-torn China are overtaken by Chinese; in the first remake, Night Plane to Chungking, a plane is forced down in a jungle surrounded by Japanese troops. In Peking Express, the chief villains are Chinese again, but the passengers are now refugees of the Communists. Joseph Cotten (as a doctor) and Corinne Calvet (as a "woman of the world") are among the pilgrims threatened by Oriental outlaw Marvin Miller and his gang. The elements of social and religious hypocrisy in the original Shanghai Express are downplayed in the 1951 version, as is the shady past of leading lady Calvet (who inadequately fills the role originated by Marlene Dietrich). Peking Express is not the classic that the vonSternberg film had been, but on its own is a snappy little melodrama.

Hope you find this more useful than Petelush's posted review of this film, in which he confesses he may not have actually seen the film but describes his childhood vacations in detail? Why? Only slightly less useful than asking my cat for a film review.


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