Cinema Junkie takes a film noir road trip to Shanghai and the Old West by way of the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs. Can’t make it? Then just use this as a roadmap for your own noir journey.
Victor Mature’s daughter Victoria will talk about her dad’s career and specifically his exotic performance in “The Shanghai Gesture,” while film historian and author Alan K. Rode will introduce us to a noir western with Robert Mitchum.
Victor Mature as Dr. Omar, “Doctor of Nothing” and Gene Tierney as “Poppy” star in The Shanghai Gesture (1941) – directed by Josef Von Sternberg