Shanghai express

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2018].
9781681434674, 1681434679, 9781681434612, 168143461X


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DVD special edition.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Title from title screen ; crew credits partially from boxed set's accompanying book.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1932.
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Based on the story by Harry Hervey.
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Full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio).
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Issued in a boxed set: Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood, which includes an accompanying book (80 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
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Includes a 2018 interview with film scholar Homay King on Von Sternberg's cinematic impressions of China and the actress Ana Mae Wong.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Lee Garmes ; editor, Frank Sullivan ; music, Karl Hajos.
Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna Mae Wong, Warner Oland, Eugene Pallette.
An opulent romantic adventure that focuses on a diverse group of passengers traveling by express train from Peking to Shanghai. Among them is Captain Doc Harvey, who finds himself reunited with his former lover, now an infamous adventuress who calls herself Shanghai Lily. Desire and deception follow, culminating in a tense hostage situation when their train is hijacked by a Chinese warlord.
System Details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 4:3 full screen; Dolby digital mono.
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Von Sternberg, J., Zukor, A., Furthman, J., Dietrich, M., Brook, C., Wong, A. M., Pallette, E., Garmes, L., & Hervey, H. (2018). Shanghai express. DVD special edition. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Josef Von Sternberg et al.. 2018. Shanghai Express. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Josef Von Sternberg et al., Shanghai Express. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Von Sternberg, Josef, et al. Shanghai Express. DVD special edition. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2018. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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