The Lady From Shanghai Blu-ray
The Lady From ShanghaiBlu-ray
The Story Of A Reckless Woman!Adventurer Mike O'Hara (Orson Welles) rescues beautiful Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth) from attackers in Central Park. Elsa induces Mike to sing up as a sailor on the yacht belonging to her husband, crippled millionaire criminal lawyer Arthur Bannister (Everett Sloane).In the West Indies, the cruise party is joined by Bannister's law partner, George Grisby (Glenn Anders). Disguised as a steward is private detective Sidney Broome (Ted de Corsia), who has been hired by Bannister to spy on Elsa. During the voyage, a love affair grows between mike and Elsa, but he knows he must have money to take her away from the torturous marriage.Mike is approached by Grisby with an offer of $5,000 to sign a confessionthat Mike killed Grisby, who will then vanish so that his wife will be able to collect the insurance. Elsa warns Mike that the whole thing may be a plot of Bannister's. But Mike goes through with the phony murder unaware that Grisby has killed Broome to keep him from warning Mike and, in turn, has been murdered himself.Mike, with the phony confession in his pocket, is arrested for Grisby's murder. Defended by Bannister, he is tried and found guilty. Mike escapes from the courtroom, determined to find the real murderer. Elsa hides him in a fun-house at an amusement park, but Mike has now begun to suspect that Elsa is the murderer. She has much to gain from Grisby's death. In the "mirror room," Mike confronts Elsa with this knowledge. At that moment, Bannister appears, and he and Elsa fatally wound each other in a shootout. A letter left by Bannister clears Mike and he is freed.