The Lady From Shanghai

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The Lady From Shanghai

  • 1948
  • Directed By: Orson Welles
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama
  • 87 Minutes
  1. Friday, March 7, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film The Lady from Shanghai

New Restoration!

Orson Welles’ iconic noir classic has never looked this good. This stunning restoration was completed from 4K scans of the original nitrate negative. A former seaman (Welles) gets mixed-up in a murder plot while working on the yacht of an odd, wealthy couple. (2K DCP presentation)


Introduction by Professor Emeritus James Naremore and followed by a discussion led by Naremore and Craig Simpson.

James Naremore is Chancellors’ Professor Emeritus in Communication and Culture, English, and Comparative Literature at Indiana University. He has received numerous academic honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award, and his seven books and numerous articles cover impressive theoretical and critical ground. He is the author of The Magic World of Orson Welles (Southern Methodist University Press, 1989) and was instrumental in bringing the Orson Welles materials to the Lilly Library, which includes about 20,000 items and pertain to Welles’s activities on radio, stage, and film as well as to his personal and political life.