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The Lady from Shanghai

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.