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Paul Jensen

THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1948) 4 stars

Forget Citizen Kane, this is Welles' best film. Way ahead of its time. Technically, it’s a marvel. We’d be catching up to it forty years later. His ex-wife Rita Hayworth stars in an uncharacteristically blonde role. The film also contains the classic and influential “mirror-reflecting sequence” during its climax.

 

 

Genre: Film Noir
Director: Orson Welles