Shanghai Express


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In Peking, China, during a civil war, British Capt. Donald Harvey (Clive Brook) meets his old flame Magdalen (Marlene Dietrich) and learns with dismay that she has become a prostitute known as Shanghai Lily. Both are traveling to Shanghai via train, and while they grow reacquainted, they remain unaware that they are traveling with spy and rebel army leader Henry Chang (Warner Oland). On Chang's orders, his forces attack the train, terrorize the passengers and hold Donald hostage.

Release details

Release date: Tuesday February 2 1932
Duration: 80 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Screenwriter: Jules Furthman
Cast: Marlene Dietrich
Clive Brook
Warner Oland
Anna May Wong
Eugene Pallette
Lawrence Grant
Gustav von Seyffertitz
Louise Closser Hale
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