The Lady from Shanghai

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

I told you... you know nothing about wickedness

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1947-12-24
  • User Rating: 7.395/10 from 527 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Language: 广州话 / 廣州話
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Orson Welles
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A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.

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  • Rita Hayworth

    as Elsa Bannister
  • Orson Welles

    as Michael O'Hara
  • Everett Sloane

    as Arthur Bannister
  • Glenn Anders

    as George Grisby
  • Ted de Corsia

    as Sidney Broome
  • Erskine Sanford

    as Judge
  • Gus Schilling

    as Goldfish
  • Lou Merrill

    as Jake
  • Carl Frank

    as District Attorney Galloway
  • Evelyn Ellis

    as Bessie
  • Harry Shannon

    as Cab Driver
  • William Alland

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Jessie Arnold

    as Schoolteacher at Aquarium / Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Jack Baxley

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Steve Benton

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Wong Chung

    as Li (uncredited)
  • Eddie Coke

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Tom Coleman

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Al Eben

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Edythe Elliott

    as Old Lady (uncredited)
  • John Elliott

    as Court Clerk (uncredited)
  • Charles Ferguson

    as Man in Courthouse (uncredited)
  • Joseph Granby

    as Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Alvin Hammer

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Theresa Harris

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Maynard Holmes

    as Truck Driver (uncredited)
  • Tiny Jones

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Byron Kane

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Milton Kibbee

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Grace Lem

    as Chinese Woman (uncredited)
  • Charles Meakin

    as Jury Foreman (uncredited)
  • Philip Morris

    as Port Steward / Officer Peters (uncredited)
  • Sam Nelson

    as Captain of Yacht Circe (uncredited)
  • Mary Newton

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Joe Palma

    as Cab Driver (uncredited)
  • Edward Peil Sr.

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Gerald Pierce

    as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Joe Recht

    as Garage Attendant (uncredited)
  • Mabel Smaney

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Harry Strang

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Norman Thomson

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Arthur Tovey

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Philip Van Zandt

    as Policeman / Thug (uncredited)
  • Dorothy Vaughan

    as Old Woman (uncredited)
  • Blackie Whiteford

    as Big Coke Drinker with Vest (uncredited)
  • Richard Wilson

    as Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)
Writing Orson Welles Screenplay
Directing Orson Welles Director
Production Orson Welles Producer
Crew Rudolph Maté Cinematography
Writing Charles Lederer Co-Writer
Writing William Castle Co-Writer
Production William Castle Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Jean Louis Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Robert J. Schiffer Makeup Artist
Crew Joseph Walker Cinematography
Camera Charles Lawton Jr. Director of Photography
Production Harry Cohn Executive Producer
Art Stephen Goosson Art Direction
Sound Heinz Roemheld Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Clay Campbell Makeup Artist
Editing Viola Lawrence Editor
Sound Morris Stoloff Music Director
Art Herman N. Schoenbrun Set Decoration
Art Wilbur Menefee Set Decoration
Writing Fletcher Markle Co-Writer
Production Richard Wilson Associate Producer
Directing Sam Nelson Assistant Director
Art Sturges Carne Art Direction
Writing Sherwood King Novel
Sound Lodge Cunningham Sound Recordist