‘The Lady from Shanghai’
Baroque even by film noir standards, The Lady from Shanghai was conceived by Orson Welles as a quickie hack job to cover his losses on the 1945 stage spectacular Around the World in 80 Days. After the studio insisted that he costar with his soon to be ex-wife Rita Hayworth as the resident femme fatal, Welles created a sensational kiss-off, ending the movie with a multiple-image shattering shoot-out in a hall of mirrors.
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