September 28, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMUptown Campus
Wednesday, Sept. 28 6:00pm: “Shanghai Express” (Josef v. Sternberg, 1932) – NH 403
Based on a true story, Shanghai Express is a film about a group of train passengers held hostage by a warlord. In 1931, China is embroiled in a civil war. Friends of British captain Donald "Doc" Harvey envy him because the fabulously notorious Shanghai Lily is a fellow passenger on the express train that he is taking from Peking to Shanghai. Because the name means nothing to him, they inform him that she is a "woman who lives by her wits along the China coast," in other words, a courtesan. On the journey, Harvey encounters Lily, who is his former lover Madeline. Five years earlier, he had left her and she informs him frankly that in the interim, "It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily."
Free pizza and drinks available!