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Facets Film Dialogue
ROGER EBERT PRESENTS JOSEF VON STERNBERG'S SHANGHAI EXPRESS
New 35mm print!
Roger Ebert presents Josef von Sternberg's extraordinary fourth collaboration with Marlene Dietrich, in a new, 35mm print. The film is set in China, recreated in Hollywood according to Sternberg's own imagination. Shanghai Express is a spellbinding melodrama about a group of passengers on an express train from Peking to Shanghai who are hijacked by a Chinese warlord. The prostitute "Chinese Lily" (Marlene Dietrich) and the British officer (Clive Brook) she once abandoned are thrown together. "From the hypnotic chiaroscuro photography, the incredibly exotic costumes and the lavish production design, von Sternberg created a mythological China where 'dead space' is virtually absent" (David Cook). With Warner Oland and Anna May Wong.
Directed by Josef von Sternberg, USA, 1932, 35mm, 84 min.
Autographed copies of Roger Ebert's recent autobiography Life Itself will be available for sale.