Shanghai Express

Shanghai Express (1932)

Many Men Had Loved Her -- but only one had been loved in return!

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1932-02-12
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 171 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 22min
  • Language: 广州话 / 廣州話
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Josef von Sternberg
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From 171 Ratings


A beautiful temptress re-kindles an old romance while trying to escape her past during a tension-packed train journey.

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  • Marlene Dietrich

    as Shanghai Lily
  • Clive Brook

    as Captain Donald 'Doc' Harvey
  • Anna May Wong

    as Hui Fei
  • Warner Oland

    as Mr. Henry Chang
  • Eugene Pallette

    as Sam Salt
  • Lawrence Grant

    as Reverend Carmichael
  • Louise Closser Hale

    as Mrs. Haggerty
  • Gustav von Seyffertitz

    as Eric Baum
  • Émile Chautard

    as Major Lenard
  • George Blagoi

    as Minor Role (uncredited)
  • Leonard Carey

    as Carey (uncredited)
  • George Chung

    as Chinese Soldier (uncredited)
  • Wong Chung

    as Chinese Officer Checking Passports (uncredited)
  • Jack Deery

    as British Officer at Shanghai (uncredited)
  • Herbert Evans

    as British Railway Officer (uncredited)
  • Willie Fung

    as Train Engineer (uncredited)
  • Tom Gubbins

    as Chinese Officer (uncredited)
  • Forrester Harvey

    as Peiping Ticket Agent (uncredited)
  • Claude King

    as Mr. Albright (uncredited)
  • James B. Leong

    as A Rebel (uncredited)
  • Miki Morita

    as Chinese Officer (uncredited)
  • Minoru Nishida

    as Li Fung (uncredited)
  • Victor Wong

    as Chinese Officer (uncredited)
  • Ura Mita

    as Chinese Woman (uncredited)
Directing Josef von Sternberg Director
Writing Jules Furthman Screenplay
Camera Daniel L. Fapp Second Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Travis Banton Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Travis Banton Costumer
Art Hans Dreier Art Direction
Production Adolph Zukor Executive Producer
Crew Adolph Zukor Presenter
Sound W. Franke Harling Original Music Composer
Sound Rudolph G. Kopp Original Music Composer
Camera Lee Garmes Director of Photography
Sound Harry D. Mills Sound
Camera Milton Bridenbecker Assistant Camera
Camera James Wong Howe Additional Photography
Editing Frank Sullivan Editor
Sound John Leipold Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up René Hubert Costumer
Sound Karl Hajos Original Music Composer
Writing Harry Hervey Story
Camera Warren Lynch Second Assistant Camera
Sound Herman Hand Orchestrator
Lighting Homer Plannette Gaffer
Camera Warner Cruze Assistant Camera
Camera Otto Dyar Still Photographer
Crew Tom Gubbins Technical Advisor
Camera Roy Clark Second Assistant Camera
Camera Don English Still Photographer
Art Richard Kollorsz Set Designer
Camera Junius Estep Still Photographer