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Shanghai (1935)

Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by Walter Wanger, distributed by Paramount Pictures, and starring Loretta Young and Charles Boyer. The picture's supporting cast ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Loretta Young ... Barbara Howard
Charles Boyer ... Dimitri Koslov
Warner Oland ... Ambassador Lun Sing
Alison Skipworth ... Aunt Jane
Fred Keating ... Tommy Sherwood
Charley Grapewin ... Truesdale
Walter Kingsford ... Hilton
Josephine Whittell ... Mrs. Truesdale
Olive Tell ... Mrs. Hilton
Libby Taylor Libby Taylor ... Corona, Maid
Keye Luke ... Chinese Ambassador's Son
Willie Fung ... Wang (as Willy Fung)
Boothe Howard Boothe Howard ... Manager, Broker's Office
Arnold Korff ... Van Hoeffer
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Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by Walter Wanger, distributed by Paramount Pictures, and starring Loretta Young and Charles Boyer. The picture's supporting cast features Warner Oland, Alison Skipworth, Charley Grapewin, Olive Tell and Keye Luke, and the running time is 75 minutes.

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Love Hurls a Challenge...At a Law As Old as Civiization Itself!

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Drama | Romance

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USA

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English | German

Release Date:

19 July 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mädchen in Schanghai See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecasts took place in Milwaukee Wednesday 8 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), followed by Seattle 22 June 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), and Omaha 23 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7). Despite the names of two still very marketable stars above the title, it was otherwise only rarely taken off the shelf. See more »

Quotes

Dimitri Koslov: Well?
Ambassador Lun Sing: It is a bold scheme, my son. Fraught with danger.
Dimitri Koslov: That is one reason why it appeals to me.
Ambassador Lun Sing: You are dealing with a group of men with greater experience than yourself. Rich, powerful...
Dimitri Koslov: Did I hear you say, 'scoundrels'?
Dimitri Koslov: Never!
Ambassador Lun Sing: If you did, please do not quote me. Truesdale, Hilton, Van Hoeffer and my countryman, Mr. Wang. They are not pleasant men to have as enemies.
Dimitri Koslov: When I get control of their interest, they will no longer be my enemy.
Ambassador Lun Sing: Then there is only one thing that can keep you from ...
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Rather dull and disjointed
14 May 2017 | by kmbamaSee all my reviews

A rather disjointed, dull film that Charles Boyer fans may like simply because it's another film with Charles Boyer. Nothing really remarkable in it other than an odd appearance of Warner Oland playing not Charlie Chan but a Chinese diplomat and Keye Luke playing his son (again). Scenes skip from the main characters poverty, wealth, poverty with no visible explanation, other than a succinct, "Well, I've lost everything."

I suppose the point of the film was a lame attempt at criticizing prejudice in a film complete with Libby Taylor as "Corona" the stereotypical black maid complete with campy attitude and down-home witticisms but who, unlike virtually anyone else in the picture, seems to speak Chinese. Warner Oland's appearance makes the ostensible point of the film even more comical.


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