- Original title
- Running time
- 80 min.
- United States
Josef von Sternberg
W. Franke Harling
Lee Garmes (B&W)
Anna May Wong,
Gustav von Seyffertitz,
Louise Closser Hale
Drama | 1920s. Trains. Melodrama
- Synopsis / Plot
- Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned that the notorious Shanghai Lily is on board than the fact that a civil war is going on that may make the trip take more than three days. The British Army doctor, Donald Harvey, knew Lily before she became a famous "coaster." A fellow passenger defines a coaster as "a woman who lives by her wits along the China coast." When Chinese guerillas stop the train, Dr. Harvey is taken hostage and held for ransom, and Lily is prepared to go to any length to have him set free.
: Oscar: Best Cinematography
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