NRPL Film Series: Shanghai Express
Program Type:Film/ Cinema
New Rochelle librarian and film historian Chris Poggiali will introduce and discuss the 1932 film SHANGHAI EXPRESS (1932)
Starring Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong; directed by Josef von Sternberg - 82 minutes
A classic pre-Code Hollywood adventure that focuses on a diverse group of passengers traveling by express train from Peking to Shanghai, among them the infamous courtesans Shanghai Lily (Marlene Dietrich) and Hui Fei (Anna May Wong), who are taken hostage by a Chinese warlord.