The Lady from Shanghai

The Lady from Shanghai poster
Michael O'Hara, against his better judgement, hires on as a crew member of Arthur Bannister's yacht, sailing to San Francisco. They pick up Grisby, Bannister's law partner, en route. Bannister has a wife, Elsa, who seems to like Michael much better than she likes her husband. After they dock in Sausalito, Michael goes along with Grisby's weird plan to fake his (Grisby's) murder so he can disappear untailed. He wants the $5000 Grisby has offered, so he can run off with Elsa. But Grisby turns up actually murdered, and Michael gets blamed for it. Somebody set him up, but it is not clear who or how. Bannister (the actual murderer?) defends Michael in court.

Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Sherwood King (story based on a novel by), Orson Welles (screenplay)
Production: N/A
Year: 1947
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.6
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 14 Apr 1948
Awards: 1 win.


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Personally
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Everybody is somebody's fool
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Off the hump of Brazil
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When I start out to make a fool of...
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What's your guess
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So money doesn't interest you
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I told you
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New York is not as big a city as it...
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Thinking myself a very gay dog
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Bannister's picnic party was most...
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If you're so anxious for me to join the...
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That's right
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That's what I said
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I don't know how to shoot
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Or the tourists
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Sanitary to be broke
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You need more than luck in Shanghai
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You've been traveling around the world...
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I don't speak their language
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For a smart girl
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I was taught to think about love in...
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Do all rich women play games like this
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But I knew you had the gun in your bag
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If you were a good lawyer
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Do you drink
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Is their some reason the police don't...
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Would Your Highness care to gamble
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If you're a sailor
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Big boob that I am
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I don't know
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He was exactly as helpless as a sleeping...
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I wasn't sure you'd come
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Mike O'Hara
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Will you help me
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Don't take your arms
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I never make up my mind about anything...
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I haven't a cent
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She's young
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Why should he
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Everything
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I don't care where it is
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There's more
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Did you know
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You're the fall guy
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Either me or the rest of the whole world...
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He's going to have to trust me
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One who follows his nature keeps his...
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I made a lot of mistakes
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Make terms
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We can't win
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Aren't you
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You're such a foolish knight errant
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Why don't you do it yourself
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There's no such a thing as homicide

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Elsa Bannister - Rita Hayworth
Michael O'Hara - Orson Welles
Arthur Bannister - Everett Sloane
George Grisby - Glenn Anders
Sidney Broome - Ted de Corsia
Goldie - Gus Schilling
District Attorney Galloway - Carl Frank
Jake Bjornsen - Louis Merrill
Bessie - Evelyn Ellis
Cab Driver - Harry Shannon
Reporter - William Alland
Schoolteacher at Aquarium / Courtroom Spectator - Jessie Arnold
Ticket Taker - Wong Artarne
Townswoman - Rama Bai
Courtroom Spectator - Alex Ball
Guard - Jack Baxley
Policeman - Steve Benton
Chinese Girl - Doris Chan
Policeman - Eddie Coke
Courtroom Spectator - Tom Coleman
Bartender - Peter Cusanelli
Policeman - Al Eben
Old Lady - Edythe Elliott
Court Clerk - John Elliott
Man in Courthouse - Charles Ferguson
Bailiff - Raoul Freeman
Police Lieutenant - Joseph Granby
Reporter - Robert Gray
Reporter - Alvin Hammer
Spectator in Courtroom - Theresa Harris
Truck Driver - Maynard Holmes
Courtroom Spectator - Tiny Jones
Reporter - Byron Kane
Policeman - Milton Kibbee
Chinese Man - Preston Lee
Chinese Woman - Grace Lem
Chinese Girl - Billy Louie
Jury Foreman - Charles Meakin
Sailor - Mike Morelli
Port Steward / Officer Peters - Philip Morris
Captain of Yacht Circe - Sam Nelson
Reporter - Mary Newton
Cab Driver - Joe Palma
Waiter - Gerald Pierce
Garage Attendant - Joe Recht
Townswoman - Millie Schottland
Woman - Mabel Smaney
Policeman - Harry Strang
Townswoman - Theresa Testa
Courtroom Spectator - Arthur Tovey
Policeman / Thug - Philip Van Zandt
Old Woman - Dorothy Vaughan
Courtroom Spectator - Eleanore Vogel
Courtroom Spectator - Glen Walters
Big Coke Drinker with Vest - Blackie Whiteford
Assistant District Attorney - Richard Wilson
Ticket Seller - Jean Wong