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East of Shanghai (1931)

Rich and Strange (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Thriller | 13 June 1932 (UK)
Believing that an unexpected inheritance will bring them happiness, a married couple instead finds their relationship strained to the breaking point.

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Dale Collins (novel), Alfred Hitchcock (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Henry Kendall ... Fred Hill
Joan Barry ... Emily Hill
Percy Marmont ... Commander Gordon
Betty Amann ... The Princess
Elsie Randolph ... The Old Maid
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Storyline

Fred and Emily Hill are leading a boring life in London. They receive a big inheritance by a rich relative and now they can realize all their dreams. They leave for a cruise behaving as rich people....but this is the beginning of the end. Richness makes they soon forget their love and family. Written by Claudio Sandrini <pulp99@geocities.com>

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1932 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

East of Shanghai See more »

Filming Locations:

Dover, Kent, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

There is dialogue for only about one fourth of the movie. See more »

Goofs

While the Old Maid is dancing with Fred Hill, after her hat falls off her head, it changes positions while hanging from her neck. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fred Hill: Hello Em.
Emily Hill: Hello Fred. I think you'll like me in this dress when it's done. Oh, have you broken your umbrella?
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 2000 when the film was granted a 'U' certificate for home video. See more »

Connections

Featured in Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Clowning the Blues Away
(uncredited)
Written by Val Spitzhoff, Leroy Golden and Ewald Kurtz
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Early Hitchcock - Out of Focus
8 September 2005 | by triplem33See all my reviews

I found this film wildly entertaining and not up to Hitchcock's other earlier works. First of all the story in awful and that is always a bad sign. Fred is a complete dud and you would wonder why anyone would have anything to do with him. Maybe that Hitch's point. I guess there are all sorts of men like Fred. Maybe I'm one and just don't know it but everyone around me does.

The story itseld has no focus, a series of incidents hung together by placecards. There are a couple of Hitckcock touches that I noticed that might be of interest to Hitchcock fans but no one else. This is a movie that I would probably have never watch if it did not have Hitch's name to it. It seemed to me that it started out as silent movie and then was changed to a talkie.

If you are a Hitch fan you might want to see this otherwise skip it and watch "The 39 Steps", "Young and Innocent" or "The Lady Vanished" instead.


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