The Resource The Shanghai gesture, a presentation of Twyman Films, Inc. ; Raymond Rohauer presents ; adapted by Josef von Sternberg with the collaboration of Geza Herczeg and Jules Furthman ; directed by Josef von Sternberg, (videorecording)

The Shanghai gesture, a presentation of Twyman Films, Inc. ; Raymond Rohauer presents ; adapted by Josef von Sternberg with the collaboration of Geza Herczeg and Jules Furthman ; directed by Josef von Sternberg, (videorecording)

Label
The Shanghai gesture
Title
The Shanghai gesture
Statement of responsibility
a presentation of Twyman Films, Inc. ; Raymond Rohauer presents ; adapted by Josef von Sternberg with the collaboration of Geza Herczeg and Jules Furthman ; directed by Josef von Sternberg
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"In Shanghai's slimy underworld, English financier Sir Guy Charteris tries to close a gambling den, owned by the devious Mother Gin Sling. However, Gin Sling learns that Charteris's daughter Poppy is a regular at her establishment and with the help of the coldly seductive Dr. Omar, she lures Poppy into gambling and drug addictions. Gin Sling blackmails Charteris and reveals a shocking secret, plunging them to another level of hell."--Container
Cataloging source
JRI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced by Arnold Pressburger ; cinematography by Paul Ivano ; editing, Sam Winston ; music, Richard Hageman
Intended audience
Not rated by MPAA
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.S5365
PerformerNote
Gene Tierney, Victor Mature, Ona Munson, Walter Huston, Phyllis Brooks, Albert Bassermann, Maria Ouspenskaya
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1894-1969
  • 1885-1951
  • b. 1889
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Von Sternberg, Josef
  • Pressburger, Arnold
  • Tierney, Gene
  • Mature, Victor
  • Colton, John
  • Twyman Films, Inc
  • Arnold Productions, Inc
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
99
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Colton, John
  • English
  • Narcotic habit
  • Extortion
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Asians in motion pictures
  • Feature films
Technique
live action
Label
The Shanghai gesture, a presentation of Twyman Films, Inc. ; Raymond Rohauer presents ; adapted by Josef von Sternberg with the collaboration of Geza Herczeg and Jules Furthman ; directed by Josef von Sternberg, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1941
  • Adapted from a play by John Colton
  • "Copyright 1941 Arnold Productions, Inc., licensed in perpetuity to Films Around the World, Inc."--Container
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm44013374
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (99 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
ID5375FWDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; fullscreen (1.33:1); Dolby digital 2.0 mono; NTSC; all regions
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
The Shanghai gesture, a presentation of Twyman Films, Inc. ; Raymond Rohauer presents ; adapted by Josef von Sternberg with the collaboration of Geza Herczeg and Jules Furthman ; directed by Josef von Sternberg, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1941
  • Adapted from a play by John Colton
  • "Copyright 1941 Arnold Productions, Inc., licensed in perpetuity to Films Around the World, Inc."--Container
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm44013374
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (99 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
ID5375FWDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; fullscreen (1.33:1); Dolby digital 2.0 mono; NTSC; all regions
Video recording format
laserdisc

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