MARLENE DIETRICH, "SHANGHAI EXPRESS" 1932 ORIGINAL PHOTO 1356-133,WITH WARNER OLAND, EUGENE PALLETTE, ANNA MAY WONG & CLIVE BROOK Shanghai Express is a 1932 American film directed by Josef von Sternberg. The pre-Code picture stars Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, and Warner Oland. It was written by Jules Furthman, based on a 1931 story by Harry Hervey. It was the fourth of seven teamings of Sternberg and Dietrich. Hervey's story was, in turn, loosely based on the May 6, 1923 incident in which a Shengdong warlord captured the Shanghai to Bejing express train, taking 25 westerners and 300 Chinese hostage. All of the hostages captured in the Lincheng Outrage were successfully ransomed.[1][2] The film is memorable for its stylistic black-and-white chiaroscuro cinematography. Even though Lee Garmes was awarded the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, according to Dietrich, it was Sternberg who was responsible for most of it. Shanghai Express has been remade as Night Plane from Chungking (1942) and Peking Express (1951 PARAMOUNT PICTURES 8" X 10 " WILL COMBINE SHIPPING