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    Shanghai Express (Titanus, R-1951). Italian 4 - Foglio (54" X 76.5").
    Josef von Sternberg directs his favorite star, Marlene Dietrich, in this exotic far-Eastern adventure. Dietrich is the sultry Shanghai Lily, a notorious "Chinese coaster" who works her trade on the Shanghai Express as it moves through treacherous passages of war-torn China. During the journey, she finds herself mixing with the likes of former fiancee and British medical officer Clive Brook, missionary Lawrence Grant, dope smuggler Gustav von Seyffertitz, and the enigmatic Eurasian businessman Warner Oland. Showcasing a gorgeous image by artist Angelo Cesselon of the beautiful Dietrich in the upper portion with the Shanghai Express barreling just below, this large format reissue poster is not one for Dietrich collectors to miss. Prior to restoration, it had pinholes in the borders, tears in the left and right borders, and some tears in the actor credits. Touchup has been applied to the folds. Very Fine- on Linen.


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