Age Group: Adults & Seniors
4/22/2014 • 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Clark County Library
Room: Main Theater
Movie Series: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Dietrich Arrives in America - The von Sternberg Films
FILM: Shanghai Express (1932, 83 min)
"It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily," purrs Dietrich in “Shanghai Express.” Set against the backdrop of a Chinese civil war, “Shanghai Express” is an opulent romantic adventure that focuses on a diverse group of passengers traveling by express train from Peking to Shanghai. Among them is Captain Doc Harvey, who finds himself reunited with his former lover, now an infamous adventures who calls herself Shanghai Lily (Deitrich). Desire and deception follow, culminating in a tense hostage situation when their train is hijacked by a Chinese warlord.