In one of them Shanghai Lily disappears into her carriage for a moment in near-darkness; then, in close-up, we see her slowly and hesitatingly joining her hands to pray for the medical officer, who is a prisoner of the rebels. However, you get the impression that he is somewhat thin skinned with regard to criticism from his actors or of the making of any of his films. She also gets to utter one of the most well-known and oft quoted lines of her career. From the beginning of their collaboration, von Sternberg and Dietrich had been having an affair, although both were married. The real ones are in the safe in Shanghai.
I know I've no right to ask you even to listen to me. Have you got a gun? I'll wait for you in the diner. The movie's opening rather reminded me of an Agatha Christie novel. Have you thought of me much, Doc? Besides, many lovers come to railroad stations to kiss without attracting attention. Il dit que votre passeport ne mentionne pas que voue tes dans I'arme.
Gary Cooper of Clark Gable could have done wonders with the part, but since everyone on screen is playing second fiddle to Dietrich, it may have been best to have Harvey played by someone forgettable. I thought it was quite early. There must be something serious or they wouldn't have stopped this train. I haven't changed since then and neither has he. Yes, I think we're ready to go. I haven't lived here for ten years not to know a woman like that. She is languorous but fearless as Lily.
So, without further ado, please enjoy the iconic film Shanghai Express. I'm not exactly irreligous, but , being a physician, I sometimes wonder how a man like you can locate a soul and, having located it, diagnose its condition as rotten. How can you afford to live at such an expensive hotel? I have some jewels, worth 40 or 50 thousand, and I guess I can obtain that much more. Be a good boy and don't make a noise or they'll put you in the baggage car. Enough to realise that she's worth a dozen of you.
Captain Harvey, it seems that they are waiting for you. Will you please come with me? I didn't think I'd ever run into you again. What good is a watch without you? If he's up there, he may never come down. An assorted and varied group of people are boarding a train bound for Shanghai. You haven't changed at all, doctor.
They shouldn't allow such women on a train. This morning, you were to shamelessly leave with Chang. It's a woman who lives by her wits along the China coast. Hence, the finished product is an example of what can be done with a personality and photographic face such as Miss Dietrich possesses and the ways to circumvent a trashy story. I am a German citizen.
Nice stone you have there. I bet on everything going right or wrong. He said we should get our passports and go outside. I can't replace your ideals but I'll buy you another watch when we get to Shanghai. Captain Harvey, if I were you, I'd mind my own business. Your friend seems inclined to doubt me. We are to go back to the train and stay there.
Such impudence, asking me if I had any wealthy friends. Are we waiting for the two women? Traveling once again, Lily and Donald rekindle their love, but Donald is repelled by the life Lily has been leading. I must confess, I don't quite know the standard of respectability that you demand in your boarding house, Mrs Haggerty. Harvey: You know, I wish I could describe it. They can't do this to me.
In one particularly ravishing image, only her pale, elegant hands are lit, clasped in prayer for her former lover. I think I'll get a little air, if you don't mind. I probably lost it in the station, together with a few ideals. You'll be as glad to be at home as I will. She could say so much just by walking across the screen and glancing in a particular direction. Si elle se doutait que j'ai t chass de I'arme ce serait pour elle un tel chagrin. Couple of years in India after our smash-up.