Crime, Drama, Noir

RetroNoir Film Series Presents

The Lady from Shanghai

  • Sat, Apr 27
    • 9:20pm - Cinema One
  • Sun, Apr 28
    • 7:00pm - Cinema One
  • Wed, May 1
    • 9:10pm - Cinema One
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Baffling murders, fascinating plot twists and remarkable camera work all contribute to this spellbinding, time-honored film noir. Hired to work on a yacht belonging to the disabled husband of femme fatale Rita Hayworth, Welles plays an innocent man drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue and murder. The subject of great controversy and scandal upon its initial release, “Shanghai” shocked 1948 audiences by presenting Hayworth with her flaming red hair cut short and dyed champagne blonde. Decades later, “Shanghai” is considered vintage Welles, his famous hall of mirrors climax hailed as one of the greatest scenes in cinematic history.