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Shanghai Express

The lightweight plot - an evacuation by train from Peking to Shanghai - is merely the pretext for one of Sternberg's most successful pieces of stylisation, a fruitful collaboration with Garmes and Furthman. Although centred on the Dietrich-Brook relationship, several of the players have lives and destinies of their own. Dietrich is timeless as a prostitute ('It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily') who is more honourable than those around her. Clive Brook's Englishman, hovering on the edge of caricature, is redeemed by the sincerity of his playing. The stop-start cadences are meant to evoke the rhythm of the train which functions as a kind of time machine confronting the group with their pasts as it carries them to their respective fates.

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  • "Şangay Expresi"
  • "Marlene Dietrich, Dishonored & Shanghai Express"@en
  • "Dishonored & Shanghai Express"@en
  • "Marlene Dietrich. 6 disc box set"@en

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  • "The lightweight plot - an evacuation by train from Peking to Shanghai - is merely the pretext for one of Sternberg's most successful pieces of stylisation, a fruitful collaboration with Garmes and Furthman. Although centred on the Dietrich-Brook relationship, several of the players have lives and destinies of their own. Dietrich is timeless as a prostitute ('It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily') who is more honourable than those around her. Clive Brook's Englishman, hovering on the edge of caricature, is redeemed by the sincerity of his playing. The stop-start cadences are meant to evoke the rhythm of the train which functions as a kind of time machine confronting the group with their pasts as it carries them to their respective fates."@en
  • "Magdalen si è lasciata il passato alle spalle molto tempo prima ed è diventata Shanghai Lily, una donna desiderata da tutti, che si concede solo agli uomini piu influenti e facoltosi ma il cui cuore non appartiene a nessuno. Il suo teatro d'azione privilegiato è il lussuoso treno che collega Pechino a Shanghai. Le sorti della guerra civile sono appese ad un filo esilissimo e i ribelli fermano il treno con la forza prendendo in ostaggio il capitano Donald Harvey, un ufficiale medico dell'esercito britannico amato appassionatamente anni prima da Magdalen. Il generale Chang assicura l'incolumità all'uomo a una sola condizione, che Shanghai Lily diventi sua."@it
  • "After being jilted by Clive Brook, Marlene Dietrich becomes known as Shanghai Lily, a notorious adventuress. During the Chinese civil war, the couple meet on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Dietrich becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves. Includes original theatrical trailer."
  • "After being jilted by Clive Brook, Marlene Dietrich becomes known as Shanghai Lily, a notorious adventuress. During the Chinese civil war, the couple meet on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Dietrich becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves. Includes original theatrical trailer."@en
  • "In einem Zug von Peking nach Shanghai gerät eine Gruppe von zufällig zusammengewürfelten Passagieren in die Gewalt von Bürgerkriegsrebellen."
  • ""In 1931, as the Chinese Civil War rages, Captain Donald Harvey, a physician known as 'Doc, ' meets his long-lost love, Magdalen, now known as Shanghai Lily, as they board the Shanghai Express in the Peking railroad station. Lily is a notorious 'coaster, ' a woman who, while not a professional prostitute, lives by her feminine wits along the China coast. While the train is stopped, the passengers are searched by soldiers of the Chinese Army, and a spy is arrested. Fellow passenger Henry Chang surreptitiously sends a telegram to rebel troops commanding them to hijack the train at midnight. Traveling once again, Lily and Donald rekindle their love, but Donald is repelled by the life Lily has been leading. When the train is accosted by the rebels and Chang interrogates the first-class passengers, they realize that he is commander-in-chief of the rebel army. Donald informs Chang of the urgency of his trip to Shanghai, where he is expected to perform brain surgery on the governor-general. Chang holds Donald hostage, and only agrees to release him if the British Legation returns his spy to him the next morning. Chang propositions Lily, but she says she has reformed. When Chang forces himself on her, Donald breaks in and knocks him down. That evening, Chang rapes Hui Fei, also a coaster, and keeps her imprisoned for the night. Chang's spy is returned to him, but he continues to hold Donald, threatening to blind him until Lily offers to accompany Chang back to his palace in exchange for leaving Donald unharmed. Hui Fei stabs Chang to death as retribution, and the train and its passengers finally complete their journey to Shanghai. Dr. Carmichael, doctor of divinity, commends Lily for her sacrifice and tries to convince Donald of her honor, but Donald refuses to believe him. When Donald sees Lily buying a watch for him to replace the one he had lost, however, he begs her forgiveness and they embrace in the crowded station"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940."@en
  • "Marlene Dietrich plays the notorious adventuress Shanghai Lily, who has been jilted by Captain Donald Harvey. During the Chinese civil war, the couple meet on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Dietrich becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves."@en
  • ""En pleine guerre civile, à bord du Shanghai Express, une aventurière de renom, Shanghai Lily, est l'objet d'une vénérable attention. Le capitaine Harvey, son ancien amant, et le négociant chinois Henri Chang, homme mystérieux et raffiné, se disputent son cœur."-- Site allocine.com, consulté le 20 novembre 2013."
  • "After being jilted by Capt. Harvey, Shanghai Lily gains a reputation as a notorious adventuress. During the Chinese civil war, the couple are reunited on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Lil becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves."@en
  • "In 1931, China is embroiled in a civil war. Friends of British Captain Donald "Doc" Harvey (Brook) envy him because the fabulously notorious Shanghai Lily is a fellow passenger on the express train from Beiping to Shanghai. When the name means nothing to him, they inform him that she is a "coaster" or "woman who lives by her wits along the China coast" -- in other words, a courtesan. On the journey, Harvey encounters his former lover, Magdalen (Dietrich). Five years earlier, she had played a trick on Harvey to gauge his love for her, but it backfired and he left her. She frankly informs him that, in the interim, "It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily." Lily makes it clear that she still cares deeply for him. It becomes apparent that his feelings also have not changed. Among the other passengers are fellow coaster Hui Fei (Anna May Wong), zealous missionary Mr. Carmichael (Lawrence Grant), inveterate gambler Sam Salt (Eugene Pallette), opium dealer Eric Baum (Gustav von Seyffertitz), boarding house keeper Mrs. Haggerty (Louise Closser Hale), French officer Major Lenard (Emile Chautard), and a mysterious Eurasian, Henry Chang (Warner Oland). Government soldiers search the train and arrest an enemy agent. Immediately afterwards, Chang sends a coded telegram. The train is taken over by rebels loyal to a powerful warlord, who turns out to be Chang. Chang questions the passengers, looking for someone important enough to exchange for his valued aide, the man who was taken earlier. He finds what he wants in Harvey, who is on his way to perform brain surgery on the Governor-General of Shanghai. Chang offers to take Shanghai Lily to his palace, but she claims she has reformed. Overhearing from the next room, Harvey breaks in and knocks Chang down. Because he needs Harvey alive, Chang swallows (but does not forget) the insult and leaves them alone. He then has Hui Fei forcibly brought to him to spend the night. The government releases Chang's man, but Chang decides to blind Harvey for his insolence. Out of love, Lily offers herself in return for Harvey's safe release. Harvey remains unaware of the danger he is in and Lily's reason for going with Chang. Then, Chang is stabbed to death by Hui Fei. When she informs Harvey, he finds Lily. They board the train and depart before the body is discovered. Carmichael, trusting his instincts, gets Lily to tell him the truth about her self-sacrifice. She insists that he not enlighten Harvey, because love must go hand in hand with faith. In the end, at the Shanghai train station, Harvey finally acknowledges his love for her."
  • "La jaquette indique : "En pleine guerre civile en Chine, Shanghai Lily (Marlene Dietrich), une séduisante jeune femme à la réputation sulfureuse, monte dans un train à des tination de Shanghai. Cette femme aventurière enflamme la passion profonde de deux hommes à bords : le capitaine Harvey, son ancien amant, et le négociant chinois Henri Chang, homme mystérieux et raffiné.""
  • "After being jilted by Capt. Harvey, Shanghai Lily gains a reputation as a notorious adventuress. During the Chinese civil war, the couple are reunited on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Lil becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves."
  • "After being jilted by Capt. Harvey, Shanghai Lily gains a reputation as a notorious adventuress. During the Chinese civil war, the couple are reunited on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Lil becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves."@en
  • "Former lovers Shanghai Lily and Captain Donald Harvey meet again on a train bound for Shanghai."@en
  • ""After being jilted by Captain Donald Harvey, Lily gains a reputation as a notorious adventuress. Things heat up when the former lovers are reunited on a train enroute to Shanghai. They share accommodations with a motley group of international passengers, including a dubious merchant who unsuccessfully propositions Lily. When the train is overtaken by Chinese rebels, Captain Harvey is held hostage and the merchant turns out to be the rebels' leader...""
  • "After being jilted by Clive Brook, Marlene Dietrich becomes known as Shanghai Lily, a notorious adventuress. During the Chinese civil war, the couple meet on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Dietrich becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves."@en
  • "After being jilted by Clive Brook, Marlene Dietrich becomes known as Shanghai Lily, a notorious adventuress. During the Chinese civil war, the couple meet on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Dietrich becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves."
  • "This film is a romance set against exotic China of the 1930s. After being jilted by Captain Donald Harvey (Clive Brook), Lily, (Marlene Dietrich) gains a reputation as a notorious adventuress. During the Chinese Civil War, the couple meet on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Lily becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves."
  • "Le Shanghai Express quitte la Chine en pleine guerre civile... A son bord, d'étranges personnages... Pour les tenues de Marlene, à couper le souffle..."
  • ""Les amours d'un seigneur de la guerre et d'une belle."--Wikipédia, consulté le 15 nov. 2013."
  • "Marlene Dietrich plays the notorious adventuress Shanghai Lily, who has been jilted by Captain Donald Harvey (Clive Brook). During the Chinese civil war, the couple meet on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Shanghai Lily becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves."
  • "Sul treno Shanghai-Pechino, su cui sembra essersi dato appuntamento il peggio dell'umanità, l'attrice di varietà Shanghai Lily ritrova un capitano inglese di cui un tempo era innamorata e che non aveva avuto fiducia in lei: quando verrà catturato dai ribelli di Henry Chang, lei si dichiarerà disposta a cedere le proprie grazie al capo per risparmiargli le torture. (Mereghetti)."@it
  • "Marlene Dietrich plays the notorious adventuress Shanghai Lily, who has been jilted by Captain Donald Harvey (Clive Brook). During the Chinese civil war, the couple meet on a train which is attacked by Chinese rebels. Dietrich becomes involved with a rebel leader in order to save the man she still loves."@en

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