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The Lady from Shanghai (24-Dec-1947)

Director: Orson Welles

Writer: Orson Welles

From novel: If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King

Musical Score by: Heinz Roemheld

Producer: Orson Welles

Keywords: Mystery, Film Noir, San Francisco, Cruise, Insurance Money

Irish seaman Michael O'Hara saves Mrs. Elsa Bannister from muggers in Central Park; she hires him to skipper her yacht. Elsa's husband is Arthur Bannister, a criminal defense attorney. Arthur's associate George Grisby brings O'Hara into an insurance scam, where for $10,000 he will pretend to kill Grisby. He and Elsa plan to run off together once he receives his share. Confusing noir, partly so because of studio butchering.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Glenn Anders
Actor
1-Sep-1889 26-Oct-1981 The Lady from Shanghai
Ted de Corsia
Actor
29-Sep-1905 11-Apr-1973 The Enforcer
Rita Hayworth
Actor
17-Oct-1918 14-May-1987 Gilda
Erskine Sanford
Actor
19-Nov-1885 7-Jul-1969 Citizen Kane
Everett Sloane
Actor
1-Oct-1909 6-Aug-1965 Patterns
Orson Welles
Actor
6-May-1915 10-Oct-1985 Citizen Kane

CAST

Rita Hayworth   ...   Elsa Bannister
Orson Welles   ...   Michael O'Hara
with
Everett Sloane   ...   Arthur Bannister
Glenn Anders   ...   George Grisby
Ted de Corsia   ...   Sidney Broome
Erskine Sanford   ...   Judge
Gus Schilling   ...   Goldie
Carl Frank   ...   District Attorney
Louis Merrill   ...   Jake
Evelyn Ellis   ...   Bessie
Harry Shannon   ...   Cab Driver

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