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The Shanghai Story (1954)

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Too many years in the Orient have made a bitter man of Dr. Dan Maynard (Edmond O'Brien), an American surgeon, and too little emotional stability has tarnished the Tangier-born Rita King (... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rita King
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Dr. Dan Maynard
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'Knuckles' Greer
Barry Kelley ...
Ricki Dolmine
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Paul Grant
Basil Ruysdael ...
Rev. Hollingsworth
Marvin Miller ...
Colonel Zorek
Yvette Duguay ...
Mrs. Leah De Verno (as Yvette Dugay)
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Mr. Emilio De Verno
Isabel Randolph ...
Mrs. Merryweather
Philip Ahn ...
Major Ling Wu
Frances Rafferty ...
Mrs. Warren
Frank Ferguson ...
Mr. Haljerson
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Carl Hoyt
John Alvin ...
Mr. Warren
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Too many years in the Orient have made a bitter man of Dr. Dan Maynard (Edmond O'Brien), an American surgeon, and too little emotional stability has tarnished the Tangier-born Rita King (Ruth Roman). They meet when a night-raid by Shanghai's police chief brings all westerners together in the Waldorf House Hotel, where they are interned under the guardianship of the coldly cruel Major Ling Wu (Philip Ahn). Only Rita is free to come and go due to her friendship with Shanghai;s new police chief, Colonal Zorek (Marvin Miller. The liberty and luxury in which she lives arouses Maynard's contempt. But his opinion changes when she is instrumental in getting Major Wu replaced and punished, and when she arranges for a young girl, Penny Warren (Jeanne Perreau'), to be taken to a hospital for an emergency operation. But when a spy hunt reaches a bitter climax, and an internee is shot down while trying to escape, Maynard believes the tip-off came from Rita. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN SHANGHAI! She knew everybody...MOSTLY MEN! See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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1 September 1954 (USA)  »

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Hotel Schanghai  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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It's World Television Premiere was 9 March 1958 on New York's WRCA-TV, Channel 4. See more »

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