Shanghai Express (movie)

1932 film by Josef von Sternberg

Shanghai Express is a 1932 American romantic drama movie directed by Josef von Sternberg and was based on the 1931 short story by Harry Hervey. It stars Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Lawrence Grant, Eugene Pallette and was distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was nominated for 3 Oscars and won an Academy Award in 1932.

Shanghai Express
Original theatrical poster
Directed byJosef von Sternberg
Written byJules Furthman
Harry Hervey (story)
Based on"Sky Over China" (also known as "China Pass")
by Harry Hervey
Produced byAdolph Zukor
StarringMarlene Dietrich
Clive Brook
Anna May Wong
CinematographyLee Garmes
James Wong Howe
Edited byFrank Sullivan
Music byW. Franke Harling
Rudolph G. Kopp
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 12, 1932 (1932-02-12)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesEnglish (primarily), German, French, Mandarin
Box office$827,000 (domestic rentals)[1]


  1. Shanghai Express (1932) Review, with Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong and Colin Brook

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