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The Lady From Shanghai - Blu-ray by Orson…

The Lady From Shanghai - Blu-ray (original 1947; edition 2015)

by Orson Welles (Director), Rita Hayworth (Actor), Orson Welles (Actor), Everett Sloane (Actor), Glenn Anders (Actor)1 more, Ted de Corsia (Actor)

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Title:The Lady From Shanghai - Blu-ray
Authors:Orson Welles (Director)
Other authors:Rita Hayworth (Actor), Orson Welles (Actor), Everett Sloane (Actor), Glenn Anders (Actor), Ted de Corsia (Actor)
Info:Mill Creek Entertainment (2015)
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The Lady from Shanghai [1947 film] by Orson Welles (Director/Screenwriter/Cast) (1947)



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Orson Welles' ornate, twisting noir is a superb exercise in cinematic style. The plot has Michael O'Hara (Wells) being seduced into the ambit of the beautiful Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth), her crippled hot-shot lawyer husband Arthur (Everett Sloane) and his law partner, the scheming George Grisby (Glenn Anders). Grisby plans on staging his own disappearance with the help of Michael, but things go murderously wrong. The script has all the dark meanderings and tortured twists that you would expect from a film noir and the leading cast is uniformly first rate. It is Welles' stylish direction and brilliant set pieces (allied to Charles Lawton, Jr.'s magnificent photography) that set this film apart. Each individual scene is expertly composed and choreographed and they lead incrementally to a stunning German Expressionistic-heavy climactic scene in a hall of mirrors. A stunning climax to a first rate noir thriller. ( )
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Welles, OrsonDirector/Screenwriter/Castprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Markle, FletcherScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Anders, Glensecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hayworth, Ritasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, SherwoodOriginal novelsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sloane, Everettsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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A seaman becomes involved in the murderous intrigue of a crippled lawyer and his homicidal, frustrated wife. Culminates in a shoot-up in a hall of mirrors.

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