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The Shanghai Story (1954)

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90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Too many years in the Orient have made a bitter man of Dr. Dan Maynard (Edmond O'Brien), an American surgeon, and too little emotional stability has tarnished the Tangier-born Rita King (Ruth Roman). They meet when a night-raid by ...See moreToo many years in the Orient have made a bitter man of Dr. Dan Maynard (Edmond O'Brien), an American surgeon, and too little emotional stability has tarnished the Tangier-born Rita King (Ruth Roman). They meet when a night-raid by Shanghai's police chief brings all westerners together in the Waldorf House Hotel, where they are interned under the guardianship of the coldly cruel Major Ling Wu (Philip Ahn). Only Rita is free to come and go due to her friendship with Shanghai;s new police chief, Colonal Zorek (Marvin Miller. The liberty and luxury in which she lives arouses Maynard's contempt. But his opinion changes when she is instrumental in getting Major Wu replaced and punished, and when she arranges for a young girl, Penny Warren (Jeanne Perreau'), to be taken to a hospital for an emergency operation. But when a spy hunt reaches a bitter climax, and an internee is shot down while trying to escape, Maynard believes the tip-off came from Rita. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Steve Fisher (screenplay) | Seton I. Miller (screenplay) | Lester Yard (based on a story by)
Cinematographer
Jack A. Marta (photographed by) (as Jack Marta)
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Sep 1, 1954 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Ruth Roman
Rita King Rita King   See fewer
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Edmond O'Brien
Dr. Dan Maynard Dr. Dan Maynard   See fewer
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Richard Jaeckel
'Knuckles' Greer 'Knuckles' Greer   See fewer
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Barry Kelley
Ricki Dolmine Ricki Dolmine   See fewer
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Whit Bissell
Paul Grant Paul Grant   See fewer
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Basil Ruysdael
Rev. Hollingsworth Rev. Hollingsworth   See fewer
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Marvin Miller
Colonel Zorek Colonel Zorek   See fewer
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Yvette Duguay
Mrs. Leah De Verno (as Yvette Dugay) Mrs. Leah De Verno (as Yvette Dugay)   See fewer
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Paul Picerni
Mr. Emilio De Verno Mr. Emilio De Verno   See fewer
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Isabel Randolph
Mrs. Merryweather Mrs. Merryweather   See fewer
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Philip Ahn
Major Ling Wu Major Ling Wu   See fewer
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Frances Rafferty
Mrs. Warren Mrs. Warren   See fewer
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Frank Ferguson
Mr. Haljerson Mr. Haljerson   See fewer
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James Griffith
Carl Hoyt Carl Hoyt   See fewer
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John Alvin
Mr. Warren Mr. Warren   See fewer
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Frank Puglia
Mr. Chen Mr. Chen   See fewer
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Victor Sen Yung
Sun Lee Sun Lee   See fewer
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Janine Perreau
Penny Warren Penny Warren   See fewer
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Richard Loo
Junior Officer Junior Officer   See fewer
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Wong Artarne
Vendor (uncredited) Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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W.T. Chang
Elderly Clerk (uncredited) Elderly Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Chow
Chinese Captain (uncredited) Chinese Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kei Thin Chung
Aide (uncredited) Aide (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Curtis
Leader (uncredited) Leader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Fong
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gil Herman
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Kim
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Lee
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Lee
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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James B. Leong
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Weaver Levy
Sampan Captain (uncredited) Sampan Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwin Luke
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Walker
Commissioned Officer (uncredited) Commissioned Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Wang
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Way
Radio Man (uncredited) Radio Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beal Wong
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Frank Wong
Chinese Soldier (uncredited) Chinese Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 83 votes