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Halfway to Shanghai (1942)

A murder occurs on a train bound for Shanghai during World War II.

Director:

John Rawlins

Writer:

Stuart Palmer (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kent Taylor ... Frederick Barton, [Screen Credit / Ads Name: Alexander Barton ]
Irene Hervey ... Vicky Neilson
Henry Stephenson ... Colonel Algernon Blimpton
J. Edward Bromberg ... Major Vinpore
George Zucco ... Peter van Hoost
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Jonathan Peale
Alexander Granach ... Mr. Nikolas
Lionel Royce Lionel Royce ... Otto Brinker aka Otto von Schact
Willie Fung ... Mr. Wu
Oscar O'Shea ... Doctor McIntyre
Charlotte Wynters ... Caroline Rawlins
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. McIntyre
Fay Helm ... Marion Mills
Frank Lackteen ... Train Conductor
Charles Stevens ... Ali
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Storyline

Since the film credit frames and pressbooks were often finished before the film was completed there was quite often data shown there that didn't match what was often seen or heard in the film, especially when players were replaced during production, or character names were changed, for whatever reasons, during production. This film contains many character names on the cast and pressbook credits that were not the character names used in the film. The film itself concerns a train hurtling through the night toward Rangoon (which must be half-way to Shanghai from some point) and the efforts of two Nazi agents to acquire a map showing the location of Chinese Army munitions buried at the terminus of the Burma Road. Kent Taylor and Irene Hervey are lovers reunited after a two year period in which she thought he was dead and, other than Taylor getting knocked on the head when George Zucco murders the man carrying the munitions map, have little to do with the plots and counterplots taking ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

MURDER ON THE BURMA EXPRESS! (all caps) See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halfway to Shanghai See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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