Shanghai Express

Josef von Sternberg

Our second Film Noir Friday offering is a classic noir featuring Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Clive Brook. It is a pre-Code film about a group of train passengers held hostage by a warlord during the Chinese Civil War. With this film, we commemorate the career of Anna May Wong, the first Asian movie star in Hollywood and globally in a career spanning from 1919 until her passing in 1961. In 2022, she became the first Asian to appear on U.S. currency on the quarter coin.


With special guest Dale Pollock.


Only screening in person.