The Lady from Shanghai

Directed by Orson Welles

Reviled on its original release for its oblique narrative and experimental bent, Orson Welles’ striking film noir is now rightly viewed as a classic of the genre. A parable about greed and desire that pits Welles as Irish sailor Michael O’Hara against femme fatale Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth), the film is most celebrated for its closing funfair shoot-out in a hall of mirrors.

Languages:
English

Duration:
87 minutes

Country of origin:
USA

Year of production:
1947