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The Shanghai Gesture


Josef von Sternberg made his first return to exotic Shanghai since 1932's Josef von Sternberg in this baroque conflagration, based on a 1925 play by John Colton that required 30 revisions before it was sufficiently sanitized to pass muster with Hays Office censors. The film takes place in the gambling den of Mother Gin Sling (more