The Shanghai Gesture
The Shanghai Gesture (1942)

Josef von Sternberg made his first return to exotic Shanghai since 1932's Shanghai Express in this baroque conflagration, based on a 1925 play by John Colton that required 30 revisions before it was sufficiently sanitized to pass muster… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 15, 1942
DVD Release Date: August 31, 1999
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Dennis Schwartz
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A delirious masterpiece of decadence and sexual depravity.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Compromised Sternberg, but visually and thematically compelling.

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Bruce Bruce
Film Noir at its Best.
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could you imagine rhet butler's favored blonde prostitute belle walting in "gone with the wind" impersonating a chinese dragon lady? that would… More