Sign up for your 2 week free trial

The Lady From Shanghai (1948)


Rent 'The Lady From Shanghai' today with Screenclick
Login to rate this movie
Genres:

Languages:
English

Reviews:

Released:

Format:
DVD

Director


Write review

3 out of 10 An interesting film noir by Orson Welles
Piaras from Westmeath, 14 Aug 2012
Listening to Welles Irish accent in this movie makes you doubt that he ever did perform at the Gate Theatre with Hilton Edwards and Mac Liammóir but if you can get over that you'll find an interesting film noir. Apparently the studio cut a lot of material from the movie so it does feel disjointed in parts but there's plenty of enjoyable dialogue, great characters and of course camera work and trickery that was way ahead of its time.
Was this review helpful to you? 
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
4.5 out of 10 lady from shanghai
JIM from Dublin, 12 Jul 2007
near perfect example of film noir, multi layered and fascinating tale,enhanced by the fact that welles was married to rita hayworth at the time
Was this review helpful to you? 
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
  

What's it about....
The Lady From Shanghai, a complex, involving puzzle-within-a-puzzle mystery story, is a showcase for Orson Welles, showing his singular talents and sensibilities as few other films have. The story is superficially simple: a seaman Michael O'Hara (Welles) is hired as a crew member on the yacht of the wealthy Banister (Everett Sloane). His beautiful but mysterious wife Elsa (Rita Hayworth) has met O'Hara earlier, when he saved her from a mugging. What ensues is a complicated...

(read more)






CUSTOMER ALSO RENTED
  • View A Perfect Getaway
  • View Ararat
  • View Proof of Life
  • View Dracula Untold
  • View Stoker
  • View Space Chimps 2 - Zartog Strikes Back
  • View An American Werewolf In London
  • View The Expendables (Blu-ray)
  • View Bernie
  • View Beyond the Fire
  • View A Home at the End of the World
  • View Valentines Day
  • View Ben Hur
  • View Memories
  • View Dark Skies
  • View ParaNorman (3D) (Blu-ray)
  • View The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • View The Burbs
  • View Prisoners (Blu-ray)
  • View Alvin And The Chipmunks 3 - Chipwrecked
  • View Entourage - Season 3
  • View Is Anybody There? (Blu-ray)
  • View The Long Kiss Goodnight
  • View Shifty
  • View Smallville Season 4
  • View Locke
  • View Dead Mans Shoes
  • View Underworld - Rise of the Lycans (Blu-ray)
  • View Irish Eyes
  • View The Long Good Friday
  • View Maltese Falcon, The
  • View Penny Smiths Energising Yoga
  • View Jane And The Dragon: Dragon Diva
  • View Snitch
  • View Friends With Kids
  • View Silent Hill: Revelation (3D) (Blu-ray)
  • View Aliens In The Attic
  • View Night at the Museum 2 (Blu-ray)
  • View How To Train Your Dragon
  • View The Good German