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The Shanghai Gesture

The Shanghai Gesture(1942)

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Brief Synopsis

A gambling queen uses blackmail to stop a British financier from closing her Chinese clip joint.

Cast & Crew

Gene Tierney [Victoria Charteris, also known as] Poppy Smith
Walter Huston Sir Guy Charteris
Victor Mature Doctor Omar
Ona Munson "Mother" Gin Sling
Phyllis Brooks The Chorus Girl [Dixie Pomeroy]
Albert Bassermann The Commissioner
Eric Blore The bookkeeper [Caesar Hawkins]
Ivan Lebedeff The gambler
Mike Mazurki The coolie
Clyde Fillmore The comprador
Grayce Hampton The social leader
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 25 Dec 1941
Release Date:  1942 Production Date:  EB
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Arnold Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  98, 100 or 105-106 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,884    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • The Shanghai Gesture

    Dashiell Barnes 2012-09-23

    A slow, cheesy melodrama that's the last memorable film from von Sternberg. Tierney overacts in lovely gowns, Mature is wooden & Munson looks... MORE>

  • The Shanghai Gesture

    Kuklapolitan 2012-02-29

    What a stellar cast and what a great director...and all gone to waste on this uneven drama of evil and revenge set in Shanghai. The only actress that truly... MORE>

  • Finally!

    Alice Tully-Hall 2012-02-29

    This film while not the best in the world, toned down so much that it loses its zing, I do find the mention of extras in the opening credits to be one of... MORE>