Shanghai Express

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Shanghai Express ★★★½ 1932

Dietrich is at her most alluring in this mystical and exotic story that made legends out of both star and director. Dietrich plays Shanghai Lily, a woman of objectionable reputation, who has a reunion of sorts with exlover Brook aboard a slowmoving train through China. Remade as “Peking Express.” Based on a story by Harry Hervey. 80m/B VHS . Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Eugene Pallette, Lawrence Grant, Louise Closser Hale; D: Josef von Sternberg; W: Jules Furthman; C: Lee Garmes. Oscars '32: Cinematog.