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The Shanghai Gesture


[[Performer~P112722~Josef von Sternberg~josefvonsternberg]] made his first return to exotic Shanghai since 1932's [[Feature~V120922~Shanghai Express~shanghaiexpress]] in this baroque conflagration, based on a 1925 play by [[Performer~P85591~John Colton~johncolton]] 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 ([[Performer~P51360~Ona Munson~onamunson]]), who finds her casino threatened...more