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3.7
283 Ratings

The Shanghai Gesture

Directed by Josef von Sternberg
United States, 1941
Film noir

Synopsis

Mother Gin Sling finds her casino threatened with closing by English financier Sir Guy Charteris. Gin Sling knows that the key to keeping her gambling den open is to dig up some dirt on Sir Guy. She finds out that his grown-up daughter, Poppy, is a frequent and deeply indebted guest of the casino.

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The Shanghai Gesture Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1943 | 2 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White

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