Noir Canon

THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI

Directed by Orson Welles

USA, 1947, 1h 27min, DCP, In English and Cantonese with English Subtitles

Noir Canon

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtimes

Fri, Jun 28

Strapped for cash, Orson Welles made a spur-of-the-moment deal with Columbia Pictures honcho Harry Cohn to direct and star – alongside Welles’ wife at the time, Rita Hayworth – in an adaptation of a pulp novel. As you would expect with Welles, he turns the story of a convoluted murder plot into something of much greater import than the novel presupposes. The hall-of-mirrors climax of this film is rightly celebrated as one of the greatest moments in all of Hollywood cinema.

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