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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


    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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    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Lucia Film

    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)