The Lady from Shanghai 02/04/23

KL Studio Classics

Charlie Largent is back, checking out a new release of Orson Welles’ screwy noir murder mystery, which was shredded by studio interference yet still came out a winner. Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth star and the director provides superb parts for Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia and Erskine Sanford. Who else but Welles could get away with the finale’s crazy-house kaleidoscope mirror montage? ┬áIt leaves us speechless — and obliterates the full explanation of the twisted storyline. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.