The Shanghai Gesture

1941

Character PortraitsMovie Scenes

Portraits

Phyllis Brooks

Phyllis Brooks Phyllis Brooks Phyllis Brooks

Maria Ouspenskaya

Maria Ouspenskaya

Ona Munson and Maria Ouspenskaya

Ona Munson and Maria Ouspenskaya

Ona Munson

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Ona Munson Ona Munson

Victor Mature

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Gene Tierney

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Photos of Gene Tierney posing as 'Poppy' in the Joseph von Sternberg thriller 'Shanghai Gesture', 1941 Photos of Gene Tierney plays Poppy, an unsuspecting and decent daughter of a real estate developer in Shanghai in Josef von Sternberg’s 'Shanghai Gesture', 1941.  Poppy is slowly corrupted in Gin Sling’s gambling house by the sleazy Omar, played by Victor Mature.  Gin Sling’s goal is to prevent her ouster from her gambling establishment by any means necessary. tag here

Shanghai Gesture Movie Scenes

Shanghai Gesture Movie Scenes Shanghai Gesture Movie Scenes This image documents a conversation between Mother Gin Sling (One Munson), owner of a shady Shanghai casino, and Guy Charteris (Walter Huston), a wealthy entrepreneur who has purchased large sections of Shanghai and has his acquiring eyes on the casino.  Maria Ouspenskaya looks on dressed in the traditional garb of The Amah’s.   The action takes place inside the casino’s large, open room where dining and gambling take place.  This image also documents the eye-catching mural created by Keye Luke, already a recognized film star, who went on later to fabled roles in film and television.  Director Josef von Sternberg’s film noir crime drama, "The Shanghai Gesture", 1941.