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The Shanghai Drama

The Shanghai Drama

A Feature film by Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Produced by Lucia Film

Release in France : 25/10/1938

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Actors (20)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Lucia Film


A Russian emigrant sings in a Shanghai nightclub under the assumed name of Kay Murphy. All she dreams of is a peaceful life with her daughter Vera. But this is only a pipe dream as she has been forced by her former lover Ivan to work for a secret criminal organization, "The Black Dragon". Vera, who studies in a Hong Kong boarding-school, knows nothing about her mother's past. When Ivan, who is also Vera's father, resurfaces and blackmails Kay, the young woman is determined to fight back...

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Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Romain Pinès

Author of original work :

O.P. Gilbert

Directors of Photography :

Curt Courant, Eugen Schufftan

Assistant Operators :

Henri Alekan, Pierre Ichac

Editors :

Hans Oser, Louisette Hautecoeur

Production Designer :

Georges Annenkov

Costume designer :

Georges Annenkov

Location manager :

Ludmila Goulian

Assistant Director :

Marc Sorkin

Screenwriters :

Alexandre Arnoux, Henri Jeanson, Leo Lania

Sound Recordist :

Robert Teisseire

Production Manager :

Constantin Geftman

Continuity supervisor :

Jacqueline Audry

Music Composer :

Ralph Erwin

Still Photographer :

Roger Kahan

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Feature film

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Runtime :

1 h 45 min

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Black & White

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Posters (4)