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.
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