Rita Hayworth is the Lady from Shanghai

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Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth in The Lady from Shanghai

The Lady from Shanghai

🟊Directed by Orson Welles🟊
🟊Written by Sherwood King, Orson Welles🟊

The review:

Orson Welles does an Irish accent and takes the noir film to a bunch of sunny locals for an interesting night at the cinema.* Everyone really dug into their characters, none more so than Glenn Anders, who played his part with a sweaty dedication. There were also twists a plenty, and some dramatic visuals as befits the dude who made Citizen Kane.**

The verdict: Good

Cost: Free via TV Time app on Roku TV (But get ready to see the same commercials repeated.)
Where watched: at home

Consider also watching all of the Filmspotting 40’s Noir Marathon movies:

Further sentences:

*So much sun and fun! (But that underbelly of darkness followed them, don’t worry) I loved that we seemed to be getting location shots, rather than sound stage shots.
**”This movie is awesome!” I cackled aloud near the end.

Questions:

  • What did you think of the treatment of all the people of color who wandered through this film?
  • What are your favorite Rita Heyworth and Orson Welles movies?

Favorite IMDB trivia item:

Columbia Pictures boss Harry Cohn told Orson Welles he would never again hire one man to produce, direct and act because he could never fire him.

Also this:

In the aquarium scene, the tanks were shot separately, enlarged, and matted in to make the sea creatures appear more monstrous and loom closer to the actors.

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Orange background with a white frame. Text: Personally, I don't like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she'll fool a husband, I figure she'll fool me.—The Lady From Shanghai. Read the three sentence movie review. 3SMReviews.com
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