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Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Shanghai Gesture

Weird but fun movie. God example of how the motion picture production code could actually make a film better. The stage play it was based on was set in a brothel. The movie in a gambling den. In the play, the heroine became addicted to drugs. In the movie, she became a gambling addict. The changes helped turn it from a straight-forward morality tell into an odd piece of film noir.

And a young Gene Tierney has to be in the running for the best looking woman of all time.

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