The Shanghai Gesture

The Shanghai Gesture

A gambling queen uses blackmail to stop a British financier from closing her Chinese clip joint.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:99 minutes
  • Release:1941
  • Language:English,French,Chinese
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:based on play,   murder,   parade,  

A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling, a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Sir Guy ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki

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Francisco R (us) wrote: It was very predictable but has decent performances. Too much swearing for free so it falls in vulgarity.

Jarrett M (jp) wrote: I don't feel bad about how rich she is and glad to see what happens to her

Panta O (mx) wrote: Last night I had an opportunity to watch this movie in the half-empty cinema theatre in Suzhou... and that was disappointing. On the other hand, if you now that the movie about the biggest suffering and not easy scenes to digest will last 2 hours and 26 minutes, it is understandable. A tragic story of a North Henan landlord who embarks on a long journey to Shaanxi province to escape the 1942 famine, and trying to survive as war with Japan is becoming a reality, was very difficult for most of us Westerners watching it - emotionally and in any other way. I cannot find too many faults in what the director Xiaogang Feng did but in the second part the events were already a burden which was hard to carry forward. Beginning was dynamic and vibrant and I enjoyed it immensely, especially when Landlord Fan (Zhang Guoli) endeavours to calm the crowd by preparing a feast, but his house is burned down in the chaos following. Master Fan has no other choice but to join the refugees with his teenage daughter Xing Xing (Fiona Wang), his servant Shuang Zhu (Zhang Mo), and his tenant Hua Zhi (Xu Fan) on a treacherous journey south. One of the worst moments in the Chinese history, when the Japanese government attempts to turn the Chinese people away from their government by offering them sustenance, and the Chinese government finds themselves forced to choose between feeding their troops or the masses, was presented the best possible way without offending any of the sides, but the lack of emotional maturity was very evident during the movie - maybe it was done purposely because when you are trying to survive, emotions are not always present, but for me was very odd and unexpected. Real epic drama with masterful director, excellent acting of great actors, well developed screenplay and characters, and huge emotional vacuum!

anji r (ag) wrote: very nice movie mahesh rocks........

Kenneth L (es) wrote: Mildly amusing. Occasional laugh.

Marc R (nl) wrote: A somber, transfixing depiction of tragedy on a very intimate, disturbingly blunt level. The long takes hold bleak power and lyricism

Heather M (nl) wrote: A good story with a brilliant cast. It is not often that you come across such a light-hearted prison movie to enjoy.

Ken N (kr) wrote: Gen X youth growing up in a big city/religious conservative state have few options but to rebel.

Ashley H (au) wrote: Heartburn is a decent film. It is about Rachel who is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark. Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Mike Nichols did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the humor and drama.

Andrew F (jp) wrote: Its my favorite movie, excelent actors that makes you get imersive in the movie, great history and my favorite endings of all time.

Senor C (ag) wrote: Hammers 4th Frankenstein outing has Cushing working on soul transference. Frankenstein has lost all of his sinister edge in this one. No longer is he grave robbing (well he does steal one body but compared to the like of Revenge of Frankenstein the obsessed doctor is a boy scout). I find as Hammer continues in this series (although good) they seem to be missing something. In this case (as w/ others) a real monster. He surgically repairs a disfigured girl & puts another soul into her body which causes conflict as it seeks revenge. This could almost be a story of schizophrenia but rather turns into a story of retribution. It has it moments but not nearly as good as most Frankenstein movies Ive seen..& I hate the ending

Jon C (au) wrote: Entertaining if dated major Broadway musicalThis film has quite a history behind it. In 1953 author Shepherd Mead published a satirical Machiavellian "manual" for success in the corporate world. Other authors turned it into a play which never got produced, Finally it was converted to a musical by Broadway musical producers Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin, who had had a hit with Guys and Dolls (if you've seen both films, you'll notice definite stylistic similarities between them.) The resulting musical was a Broadway hit, going through many performances, starring Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee. And in 1967 the musical was brought to the screen in somewhat revised form, featuring many members of the original stage class, including Morse and Vallee.The plot concerns a young window washer (Morse) who by applying the principles in the manual manages to get a job at a huge New York corporation and in a few days work himself up from the mail room to the executive suite, forming a close but ambivalent relation with the big boss (Vallee) and a love affair with one of the secretaries. This plot provides a framework for much sly criticism of the ethics, or lack thereof, of the corporate world, as well as pegs for the numerous highly polished song and dance numbers.This is basically a classic major Broadway musical, and those who like that genre will certainly want to see it. The customs of the corporate world seem quite dated now, especially the clearly subordinate role of secretaries, though some might call the film's criticism of the way male executive crassly exploit them a sort of proto-feminism. Strengths are Morse, who is a fine comic actor, and Vallee, who is memorable as the tyrannical but fussy chief executive; his character's continuing obsession with his youthful college days at "Old Ivy University" is to an extent a parody of Vallee's own public image.The film has its dull patches and is maybe a bit too long, but the fine acting and consummately professional singing and dancing keep it from being tedious. No advisories, except occasional minor language and much fairly innocent by current standards sexual innuendo. I saw it on the Warner Home Video 2002 standard DVD, which was of acceptable image and sound quality. There's also a 2007 Warner Classic Musicals DVD which I assume is the same reissued. This film really needs to be remastered and put on Blu-Ray.

Greg H (kr) wrote: The best of the miniaturization movies ("InnerSpace," Honey, I Shrunk The Kids"). Stephen Boyd and Raquel Welch are part of a team of doctors that are shrunk and injected into a dying man with cold war secrets. Clever (old school) special effects and a rousing Leonard Rosenman score punctuate this classy adventure film. Donald Pleasance steals the shows as a claustrophobic doctor who comes along for the ride.