Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Lady from Shanghai (1948) - Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth in classic film noir

Rating 7.8/10
Runtime: 84 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Orson Welles
IMDb Link:


Rita Hayworth ... Elsa Bannister
Orson Welles ... Michael O'Hara
Everett Sloane ... Arthur Bannister
Glenn Anders ... George Grisby
Ted de Corsia ... Sidney Broome
Erskine Sanford ... Judge
Gus Schilling ... 'Goldie' Goldfish
Carl Frank ... District Attorney Galloway

Description: Michael O'Hara, against his better judgement, hires on as a crew member of Arthur Bannister's yacht, sailing to San Francisco. They pick up Grisby, Bannister's law partner, en route. Bannister has a wife, Rosalie, who seems to like Michael much better than she likes her husband. After they dock in Sausalito, Michael goes along with Grisby's weird plan to fake his (Grisby's) murder so he can disappear untailed. He wants the $5000 Grisby has offered, so he can run off with Rosalie. But Grisby turns up actually murdered, and Michael gets blamed for it. Somebody set him up, but it is notclear who or how.


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Video and audio information:

Video : 986 MB, 1643 Kbps, 25 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XviD = XviD MPEG-4
Audio : 230 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3

Subtitles (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Greek, Icelandic, Hungarian) + sample (27 MB)




This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the second is commentary from movie historician, Peter Bogdanovich. You can useVLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks or you can use VirtualDub to get rid of any of audio tracks by following these steps:

1. Download Virtualdub from that WWW address:

2. Download your version, unzip the files, start the program by running VirtualDub.exe

3. From "File" tab choose "Open video file" and find your dual audio file on your HDD (or you can simply drag and drop movie file into program window)

4. If any warining window pops up, just click on "OK"

5. From "Video" tab choose "Direct stream copy" option (very important, do not miss that step)

6. From "Audio" tab choose which audio stream you want to use, usually English is Stream 1, and commentary is on Stream 2, but to be 100 % sure use preview option that VD provides by clicking on "Play" button on the butttom of program window when video file is loaded. Of course you can get rid of original audio and save the file with commentary that way too, just by choosing other stream

7. From "File" tab choose "Save AVI file", put movie name and choose destination folder and then click on OK. Program will start its job after no more than 2 minutes your only one audio track movie should be ready.


Anonymous said...

Excellent film, thanks.

Anonymous said...

the movie wont unrar

dileffante said...

Unrars fine. Thanks for the film!

Anonymous said...

witam. można użyć też lux programu VirtualDub-1.8.3 i nie tylko do foni

מ.ש. said...

i've just found out about your blog. beautiful!


Madjack said...

This is probably the wrong place to post this.
I'm looking for the English version of "Sherlock Holmes in The Pearl Of Death."

Stef Ionesco said...

Sherlock Holmes and Pearl of death (1944)


Stef Ionesco

Anonymous said...

watch online

Anonymous said...

Wooow!! This is a great Blog.
Thanks for sharing this pearls with us.

Greeetings from Argentina!

arcady said...

THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is a great movie, I love Wells

Anonymous said...

The commentary track (Audio 2)is provided by Peter Bogdanovich. Much of the ancedotes are taken from the book he wrote on Welles, (This Is Orson Welles).

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for motorpsycho, raw deal, the raven, rocky horror picture show, coffy, foxy brown...and thanks for the lady from shanghai...

asterias amurensis said...

movie did'nt unrar with me too

asterias amurensis said...

sorry it was my fault i managed to unrar it =>
thanks great share

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for your effort and for sharing these movies.

Tof said...

Thank you for our work, but the link n°4 is dead....

NikaRevolt said...

Link 4 is only 27 mb instead of 90 mb, i won't unrar properly and give a message saying part 4 has an unexpected end of archive

smygol said...

I can't un-rar your files for the "lady of shanghai". there is an "unspectted end error ".
perhaps are they death link?