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April 24, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
(1932 / b&w / 80 min.) This month's Based on the Book Film Series is 'Sin in Soft Focus - Pre-Code Hollywood.' Between 1939 and 1934, movies revealed a world of crime, sex, and shocking behavior that would swiftly be forbidden by hastily organized censorship bodies. Many films ventured into risky topics that, after the code clamped down on filmmakers, weren't revisited until the 1960's. After tonight's showing, you are invited to stay and discuss Shanghai Express under the auspices of the evening's host, Jennifer Fumiko Cahill.
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Free. This film series is sponsored by the Friends of the Redwood Libraries.
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6:30 p.m., Eureka Library Film Series, Shanghai Express

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Based on a story by Harry Hervey and hosted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill. A diverse group of passengers is traveling by express train from Peking to Shanghai. Among them is Captain Doc Harvey, who finds himself reunited with his former lover, now an infamous adventuress who calls herself Shanghai Lily. Desire and deception follow, culminating in a tense hostage situation when the train is hijacked by a Chinese warlord.

Based on the Book Classic Film Series, Sin in Soft Focus, Pre-Code Hollywood
Marlene Dietrich's pale, high cheekboned face hovers over Chinese workmen.

Marlene Dietrich 
Clive Brook 
Anna May Wong 

Directed by Josef von Sternberg.

Note:  This film poster is copyright Warner Brothers and is used legally in accordance with the contract that allows the library to host a public showing of the film.