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The Lady From Shanghai (1948)

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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.
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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
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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...

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