The Lady From Shanghai Movie Review Summary

Actors: Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

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THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI is a movie written and directed by Orson Welles in 1947.
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Mike is hired by Mrs. Bannister, the charming wife of one of L.A. top lawyers, to work as a sailor on the couple's private yacht. During the cruise, Rita - Mrs. Bannister - Hayworth seduces Orson -Mike- Welles who'd like Hayworth to leave her husband and follow him. But Hayworth can't imagine a life without comfort. So when Grisby, Bannister's associate, proposes to Mike to take part into an insurance swindle involving Grisby's fake murder, Mike can't resist. Unfortunately Grisby is really murdered and Mike arrested for a crime he hasn't committed.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico    -   The Caribbean Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   San Francisco Misc setting    -   prison    -   theater    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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